Mark Kekane Eskelson 1945 ~ 2008 Mark Kekane Eskelson passed away on January 4, 2008 in his home. He died from complications due to congestive heart failure. He was born on May 23, 1945 to Mary Marcella Nielsen and Randal Eskelson. He graduated from West High School and the University of Utah. He served as a missionary in Japan and upon returning married Jill Jacobs on May 8, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with eight wonderful children: Ember (Ken) Storrs, Adam (Jamie) Eskelson, Miriam (Forrest) Pritchett, Mary (Travis) Ehrhart, Erin (Chris) Jepsen, Cynthia (Burke) Gull, Dan (Rachel) Eskelson, Valerie (Mark) Gardner and 23 grandchildren. He dedicated his life to his family and they were his pride and joy. He was preceded in death by his parents, younger brother Gary and two grandchildren. He was my sweetheart. Services will be held on Wednesday January 9, 2008. The family will be receiving guests from 10:00-11:30 a.m. followed by the funeral at 12 Noon at the Hunter 20th Ward Chapel located at 7035 W Lochness Ave (3605 S) in West Valley City.
Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2008.