Mark Kevin Weeks

     Mark Kevin Weeks passed away in his sleep of a heart attack in Orofino, Dec. 10, 2011, at the age of 53. Mark was born June 29, 1958, in Lima, Mont. He spent most of his childhood in Meridian, Idaho, where he graduated from Meridian High School. While in high school Mark was an accomplished athlete who played football, basketball and was on the track and field team. He set a record for the discus throw that was not broken for many years. After high school he attended Walla Walla College, then the University of Utah on football scholarships. Many years later he attended the University of Idaho, where he completed bachelor degrees in psychology and philosophy. In 1991, Mark married. Although they later divorced, Mark held a special place in the hearts of everyone in the family.
     Mark was a talented artist and a meticulous carpenter. He lived in Moscow for many years, where he worked at a variety of jobs including Ernst Home Center, and he owned and operated Mark's Home Improvement. While in Moscow he was a very active member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church. One of his favorite activities in the church was teaching classes for people interested in the Catholic religion. He was also an active member of the Oblate Community of St. Gertrude's Monastery for many years. Most recently Mark lived in Winchester.
     Mark is survived by his mother; his father and stepmother; two brothers and their wives; two sisters and their husbands; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mark is also survived by his stepson and his wife; one stepdaughter; and four step-grandchildren.
     There will be a celebration of a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at St. Augustine's Church in Moscow, followed by a light lunch. The family will also conduct a life celebration next summer in the Boise area.
     The family suggests memorial donations be made in Mark's name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness on their website; mail donations to P.O. Box 759155, Baltimore, MD 21275-9155; or by telephone, 1-888-999-6264.

Lewiston Tribune, February 17, 2012, p. 5C
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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