MARK McCUNE
Mark N. McCune 1959 ~ 2011 Mark Noble McCune, 52, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 2, 2011 after a truly noble fight with cancer. He was surrounded by those he loved most. Mark was born February 18th, 1959 to Keith Noble McCune and Mary Lue Knell McCune in Walnut Creek, California. He had a great love for all of God's creations. He was happiest hiking trails in the mountains alongside his family. Early schooling was in Greeley, Colo., then on to Bonneville Jr. High and Cottonwood High Schools in Salt Lake where he was active in student government and athletics. Following a productive L.D.S. mission in Nebraska and the Dakotas he returned to his schooling, graduating from the U. of Utah. He was widely known there for his humorous and political cartoons that appeared in the Daily Chronicle and also, for a time, the Deseret News. He and his sweetheart, Elizabeth Ann Sharp, were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1987. Mark's life was substantially consumed in the service of others. He was deeply devoted to his wife and children. The greatest burden of his illness was the haunting fear of not being able to care for them. Many, many neighbors, friends and those he worked with testify of the consistency of his efforts to serve and treat others kindly and honorably. His career led him into insurance claims management, a work and association that he loved. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, Jennifer, son, Miles, his father and four sisters, Darcy (Steve) McBride, Sally (John) Hollingshead, Shannon (Lynn) Dallin and Midge (David) Baird. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lue. Mark's love of children and animals inspired many of the characters he so beautifully illustrated (or created) in several books, each with their own personalities. Along with his talent for drawing, he enjoyed writing stories and lyrics for songs. Mark had a pure love of the Savior, a deep understanding of His Gospel and a desire to share it. From these things he received much strength and peace during the past six and a half years battle, as witnessed by family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m., at the Corner Canyon 4th Ward Building, 13366 S 1300 E. in Draper, UT. Viewings will be on Friday, July 8, 6-8 p.m., at the Larkin, Sunset Gardens, 1950 E 10600 South and Saturday morning at the Church, 9:30 to 10:40 a.m.

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Published by Deseret News from Jul. 7 to Jul. 8, 2011.
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Liz and Jenny, We are so sorry to hear about Mark's death. He was such an example of courage and strength as he battled cancer all of these years. We are grateful that we were able to know him and your family. We love you guys! Jim and Cindy Norris and Natalie
Cindy Norris
July 21, 2011
I spent the better part of my youth and collage years with mark as my best friend. He was the most honest and pure person I have ever known. Fun, funny, faithful, talented all around good person. I will always love him.
Cindy Nelson
July 14, 2011
Mark was my campaign manager when I ran for student body secretary in Junior High. What a creative, talented, funny and nice guy he was all through junior high and high school. My heart goes out to Mark's family at this time of sadness and loss.
Maridene Hancock
July 12, 2011
Keith and family, I was so sorry to read of Mark' passing in the newspaper. I love all of my McCune cousins very much and have always been so grateful for their kindness and wonderful example. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Sandra Brimhall
July 11, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a wonderful person to associate with. I worked with Mark for the past 5 years co-ordinating care for the missionary accident cases and he was always very helpful and responsive to their needs. Mark was so impressive in his dedication in fulfilling his responsibilities. He never once complained about being ill. It was only through others letting me know that he was ill, that I even had an idea of the struggle he must have been going through. He was a very thoughtful, kind and helpful person. He will be missed greatly! My heart goes out to all of his family and his team Sedgwick.

— Jerrine Hollien-Missionary Medical
Jerrine Hollien
July 11, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a wonderful person to associate with. I worked for the past 5 years with Mark co-ordinating care for the missionary accident cases and he was always very helpful and responsive to their needs. Mark was so impressive in his dedication in fulfilling his responsibilities. He never once complained about being ill. It was only through others letting me know that he was ill, that I even had an idea of the struggle he must have been going through. He was a very thoughtful, kind and helpful person. He will be missed greatly! My heart goes out to all of his family.
— Jerrine Hollien-Missionary Medical
July 11, 2011
Mark created the word "Humble".
His love for our Savior and his family will be his legacy. A great neighbor and friend. We will treasure memories riding horses with Mark and Liz. Visiting their cabin and our kids enjoying the mountains together.
Thank you and know you will be missed...
Matt and Susie Evans
July 8, 2011
Mark is the brother I never had. His father and mother treated me as a son. He led a quiet life of unselfish service and Christ-like love. My every contact with him left me a better person. Thank you for being my friend, Mark.
Lee Rowe
July 8, 2011
I remember meeting Mark in 8th grade and we lived just 2 doors from each other.
He always had such a zest for fun times.
We climbed Mount Olympus once and had a blast. At times I thought he would end up being a professional comic.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be very missed.
Sky Olsen
July 8, 2011
...gone for a season, never to be forgotten. Mark and Liz are shining examples of lives well lived. We pray for your family in this excruciating time.
Don and Julie Harrison
July 8, 2011
My heartfelt condolences to the Mccune family. I was Jenny's 5th grade teacher and I remember well her dad coming to our classroom to share his talents of writing and illustrating. May God bless and comfort you now and in the dark moments of the night. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karee Brighton
July 8, 2011
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Mccune Family, it was a honor to work with Mark for the past 8 yrs..
Donna Downey
July 8, 2011
I knew Mark from way back in Bonneville Jr High and through Cottonwood High school. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Mark‘s wife and children, his family and friends.
A monumental loss to all he leaves behind. God bless his family and friends and RIP Mark.
A friend and school mate … … Gini Durand
Gini Durand
July 8, 2011
I was so saddened to hear of Mark's passing. In the mid-90's, he was our High Councilor advisor when I served as Stake Primary President in the Sandy Utah Hidden Valley Stake. He was so respectful and listened carefully to our ideas. He offered occasional counsel, but he more often expressed appreciation for our service, sometimes with illustrated notes :). He exemplified how Priesthood leaders and women leaders in the Church can communicate and successfully work together to serve others. He showed a special devotion to his dear wife Liz and his treasured daughter Jenny. It was my privilege to work with him. Liz, even though you are assured of Mark's continuing existence and love for you, I'm sure this is a difficult time for you (I lost my husband to cancer at age 55). My prayers are with you now.
Joan Davis
July 7, 2011
Mark was great fun....incredible sense of humor and talented in so many ways. He and I were cheerleaders together and we had great memories and laughter. My heartfelt condolences to his family at his loss.
GayLynne Norton Wright
July 7, 2011
Mark was a good friend in school, clear back to the Jr High days. Although we've not seen each other in years, I've always remembered Mark's smile and his laughter, as well as his very cool drawings. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with Mark's family.
Until we meet again, old friend.......
Jim Baker
July 7, 2011
sorry for your loss our prayers are with you .
dave & clydene underwood
July 7, 2011
Keith, I just learned of Mark's passing. I am truly sorry. I saw him frequently and we all here at our office are struck by his passing. Our best to you and your family.
Len Stillman
July 7, 2011
Mark made yearbook time at Cottonwood High so much fun! We would all run to him to sign our books to see what he would draw! I will cherish mine always. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.
Judie Quayle-Thompson
July 7, 2011
I knew Mark in jr. and high school. He was always a good guy. I will never forget his rainbow basketball shot to beat our ward in a church basketball game. He hit them all night and he beat us bad. But Mark was always the sportsman and kindly shrugged his shoulders after about the fifth consecutive shot was made. Thanks for leaving a good mark in my memories.
Karl Jensen
July 7, 2011
Liz, Uncle Keith and family,
How saddened I was this morning to learn of Mark's passing. He holds such a specail place in my heart. I will always cherish the times we shared together. I am so glad I was able to share some time with him at Darcy and Steve's farewell. Always so upbeat and funny.
I love you Mark and will cherish your memory.
Carolyn
July 7, 2011
I knew Mark from Jr. high and high school and have remembered his
sense of humor all these years. My thoughts are with his family and I know his memory will live with all that knew him.
Cole Carothers
July 7, 2011
Mark had a shining spirit and constant smile in High School ... Sending light and love to his family he leaves behind ~~
Ellyn Hanson
July 7, 2011
Liz,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your family at this most difficult time.

Gigi
Gigi Addison
July 7, 2011
I knew Mark from Jr High and High School and always thought he was such a nice guy and a very talented artist. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family.
Karen Shelton
July 7, 2011