Mark Messer
1971 - 2018
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Mark Messer

Cedar City - Mark Joseph Messer 47, known by his girls as: "Mark the Shark" or "Marky Jo", passed away July 25th, 2018, doing what he loved, making memories with his family at one of his favorite places on earth.

Mark made his grand entrance into Cedar City, Utah on February 5th, 1971. Mark is the son of Richard Hamilton Messer and Joyce Emily Crabtree. He grew up on the motocross tracks and football fields of Cedar City, Utah. After he returned home from his LDS mission in San Bernardino, CA he attended Southern Utah University. It was at SUU that he met the love of his life Amanda Catherine Burton. After extensive courting by Mark, they married in the St. George Utah Temple on September 12th, 1992.

Mark is fearless in every aspect of life and continues to be in his new calling on the other side of the veil. He built his business, Timberline Cabinet Doors, from the ground up and believes a combination hard work and faith can take you further in life than anything else. He was willing to take risks but would never compromise his integrity. Marks word is his bond. He describes his job at Timberline as "The Best Job in the World". Through his ownership of Timberline he has donated his excess wood to the Happy Factory and blessed impoverished children around the world.

Not only does he feel like he won the lottery when it comes to his profession but he also feels the same when it comes to his five girls, his four beautiful daughters and his loving wife. He always says "Why have sons when I can have daughters like mine?" His daughters Makenzie (Brad) Bishop (23), Brooklyn (19), Jacey (15), and Miley (10) will continue to carry Mark's legacy of living every day to the fullest and serving others as our Savior did. He has created invaluable opportunities that will carry his family spiritually and physically as they continue to journey through this life.

After his family Mark had another great love. This is a love for adventure. Mark worked hard so he could play even harder. He pushed himself and everyone around him to be better. As he said when he was ten years old, "When I ski, I really ski"! This could be said for everything he did including: cycling, snowmobiling, bungee jumping, wakeboarding, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, repelling, mountain biking, snowboarding, four-wheeling, rock crawling, snow skiing, slalom skiing, trials motorcycling, camping, hiking, traveling, and he played a mean game of Spoons. His moto has always been "Go big or go home."

Mark is truly converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has a deep love for his Savior. His temple attendance, missionary work, and commitment to scripture study is an example to friends, family, and all those around him. He served in many capacities in the Young Men's, and as an Elders Quorum President, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Bishopric member, High Counselor, and he loved being a Home Teacher (Ministering). What Mark did as a Home Teacher is what President Nelson has called all members everywhere to do. Mark is a man of great faith and love for others.

Mark loved his country. He served proudly in the 222nd National Guard Battalion for four years.

Mornings were Mark's favorite time of day, he said "this was when the lake water was smooth, the biking roads were clear, the winds were calm, and the Spirit was the strongest".

He is survived by his wife Amanda, his parents, his four daughters, his siblings: Scott (Marcie) Messer, Michelle (Chuck) Taylor, Lori (Mark) Medley, Steven (Roberta) Messer, Jeff (Michael) Messer, and Brett (Hillary) Messer.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 31, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Cedar North Stake Center (95 N 2125 W, Cedar City, UT). Viewings will be on Monday July 30, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W, Cedar City), and on Tuesday July 31, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 am at the Cedar North Stake Center. Interment will be in Cedar City Cemetery, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent at www.sumortuary.com.




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Published in Spectrum & Daily News on Jul. 29, 2018.
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February 9, 2020
Just heard this news last night So Shocking my heart breaks for your Family and Friends Mark Truly so kind hearted I worked for Mark for 8 years at Timberline I'm still just in shock Enjoy your Wings Mark I know you're safely tucked in God's arms Until we meet in Heaven I will Always include you're Family in my Prayers Truly Devastating
Carrie Rebeaud
August 28, 2018
Brittany Holm
August 6, 2018
Our thoughts, love and prayers at this time of loss and transition!
Terry and Anne Yero
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August 6, 2018
So sad to see Mark's obituary today. We truly enjoyed his friendship growing up in Cedar. It was wonderful to read about the man he has become. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Missy (Melissa Hinton), Mindy, and Maelee (Brinkerhoff) Jones
Melissa Hinton
July 31, 2018
Our sincere condolences for your family's loss of Mark, praying that friends and family be comforted in knowing that the peace of God can support you all during this very difficult time as promised in the healing words of Philippians 4:7, And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds. May this peace bring back wonderful memories of Mark to help comfort and warm your hearts.

With heartfelt prayers,
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July 31, 2018
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July 31, 2018
Amanda, our hearts broke today when we read this obituary. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys and have fond memories of living near you in our early years of marriage. May God bless you in this trial. Please lets us know how we can help.

Love Randy and Raquel Marshall and family
Randy and Raquel Marshall
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July 31, 2018
Messer Family,
I'm praying for you am and so sorry for the loss you have suffered. May the Lord keep you in the palm of His hand.
With condolences,
Beckie Henrie
Beckie Henrie
July 31, 2018
Messer Family,
I'm praying for you am and so sorry for the loss you have suffered. May the Lord keep you in the palm of His hand.
With condolences,
Beckie Henrie
Beckie Henrie
July 31, 2018
Amanda and family,
Thoroughly enjoyed the brief time we spent with Mark. In that brief time it was evident that his wife, his girls, his God and his creation were of greatest importance. Very saddened to hear of your loss. May the God that Mark loved now comfort and strengthen you in the days, weeks and years ahead.
Dan and Amber Pearce
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July 30, 2018
To the Messer family. We are so sorry to hear about Mark, and express our love and concern for your family. While we can't completely understand how you feel, we hope that you will find comfort in family and your belief in Christ and his comfort and grace. Our prayers are with you. Love Richie and Janette Stubbs
Janette Stubbs
July 30, 2018
Just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear of Marks passing. He was a good man and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Wendy Sherman
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July 30, 2018
Our hearts were shocked and sadden at the loss of your son. We have so appreciated your friendship. Love and prayers to you.
Brad & Judy Nicholson
July 30, 2018
So sorry for your loss! Our hearts are with you-
Albert & Helen Orton
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July 30, 2018
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July 30, 2018
Dear Messer Family, and Extended Family,
It is so hard to express in words the lasting impact that Mark had on our lives, and the lives of those who were fortunate to work with him through the years at Timberline Cabinet Doors. He was a stalwart man full of integrity and goodness. Mark was kind, thoughtful, and generous, always giving of his time and talents to those around him, and even those not around him. We will always remember his examples of service in his community, the Happy Factory, providing countless hours of service in Mexico, and with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will sorely miss his smiling face and easy manner. He has sculpted a legacy of the finest craftsmanship which will live on forever. We love him and you all, and we offer our warmest love and devotion in this your time of need.
Sincerely,
David and Kirsten Anderson
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July 30, 2018
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July 30, 2018
Dear Richard & Joyce:
I was saddened to read about the death of your son Mark. I have great memories and high regard for
your friendship. I will not be able to attend the funeral but extend my deepest sympathy and love to you.

Sincerely, Garn
Garn Huskinson
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July 30, 2018
Dear Messer Family,

We are very saddened to hear of Marks passing and wish to send our condolences to your family.

Mark was a remarkable man, and one of our very best and longest term customers.
I still remember the first day I met Mark when he was planning to start Timberline Cabinet Doors. That was the beginning of a relationship that lasted over 20 years and it was an honor and privilege to work with him. We are very proud to see the incredible success that he had and what Timberline Cabinets Doors has become. It would not have been possible without a man of Marks unique talents and abilities.

We spoke or emailed with Mark on a regular basis and will miss dealing with him dearly.

If there is ever anything that you need from us, please do not hesitate to contact us any time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Messer family.

Dave Karren
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AA Carbide, Inc.
Dave Karren
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July 30, 2018
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July 30, 2018
Messer Family,
I was one of the individuals fortunate enough to work at Timberline with Mark for a few years while attending SUU. Everything said in the obituary was true, he was a man of great integrity with a work ethic that none could match. It was a privilege to work for him and with him, I am sure he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family at this time.
K Chase
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July 30, 2018
Messer family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Mark was a wonderful, giving man. We are so thankful to have had the pleasure of sharing some wonderful time's with him.

Kurt & Lynn
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July 29, 2018
So sorry for your loss . Rod and Jo Bentley
Jo Bentley
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July 29, 2018
Dear Messer Family
I'm sorry for your loss. I send my sympathy and prayers to your family.
TyAnn Blackburn
Classmate
July 29, 2018
Dear Messer Family,

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing! We send our love and heartfelt condolences to your family. You will be in our prayers and thoughts. The obituary for Mark is beautiful! Truly a life fully lived. We love you!

Love, Chris and Cathy (Mitchell) Lamoureux
July 29, 2018
So sorry to hear about your loss we had just been getting to know everyone in the ward and we are sorry that we haven't had more time to get to know your family. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this hard time if there is anything we can do to help please let us know.
Love Brianna and Ted Mayne!
Brianna and Ted Mayne
July 28, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the Messer family. I grew up with Mark and the Messer family whom I love. May you be comforted and feel our Heavenly Fathers love during this heartbreaking time.
John Howes
Neighbor
July 28, 2018
We are shocked and saddened to hear about Mark. We have lived next door to you for so many years and couldnt ask for better neighbors. Mark was so kind and helpful. We hurt so much for the family.
Ball Family
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July 28, 2018
Amanda, our hearts are heavy at this time for you and your family. We are grateful we got to spend time with you and Mark on the trip to New Zealand and will cherish that we got to know him and feel of his love for his family and his love for our Savior and the gospel of Jesus Christ. May you have comfort and be blessed with peace at this difficult time. Love, Kent and Ruth Dawson
July 28, 2018
Mark will always hold a special place in our hearts. We are thankful for the memories we have with him. We love him and will miss him.
Dallin Robinson
July 28, 2018
Mark my sweet cousin! My memories of you consist of you scaring the heck out of me on the back of your 4 wheeler going up a very steep mountain! The lord must have needed you on the other side. My thoughts, love and prayers will be with your loving family. I know you will be missed. Love you cousin. Carrie Messer Wells
Carrie Wells
July 28, 2018
Mark will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and family.
Kirk Anderton and family
July 28, 2018
So Sorry For your loss Kenz prayers go out to your family at this time of Sorrow
Kristi White
July 27, 2018
Dear Messer Family,
We express our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Wishing you added peace and comfort now, and in the days to come. Sincerely, The RMUoHP Family
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July 27, 2018
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July 27, 2018
Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of Mark. We, as a family have so many memories with Mark in them. Our hearts are with Amanda and the girls.
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