Mark E. Firestone
1952 - 2018
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June 25, 1952 ~ February 23, 2018

Mark E. Firestone passed away February 23, 2018 at his home in Dayton, OR surrounded by family and friends. Mark was born June 25, 1952 in Vancouver, WA to Merril Firestone and Doris Beers Firestone. Mark spent his youth in Vancouver, WA and graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1970.
After a year at Clark College in Vancouver, he attended Washington State University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture in 1974.
Mark married Constance Coburn on December 20, 1975 at McMinnville Christian Church. He was widowed January 5, 2009. He married Mary Ringwood on June 24, 2011 at St. Joseph's Church in Vancouver, WA.
Mark began working on his Uncle Phil Hawman's farm and learned the chicken business from his father-in-law, Bob Coburn. His agricultural accolades include: chickens, cattle, strawberries, green beans, wheat, rye, grass seed and corn. Beyond farming he was a man of deep faith and loved his fellowship with his friends at Dayton Christian Church.
Mark loved to travel to Mexico, Hawaii and historic landmarks throughout the United States.
He was the ultimate family man, always making sure his children were taken care of even beyond the end of his life. He would do anything he could to help family or friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ringwood-Firestone; his father, Merril Firestone; his brothers, Clark Firestone and Kent Firestone; daughters, Marianne Hatch and Mandy Autry; a son, Eric Firestone; and 3 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Firestone; and his wife, Constance Firestone.
Services, will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dayton Christian Church, 520 Church Street, Dayton, OR 97114; PO Box 400, Dayton, OR 97114. Private family interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Dayton Christian Church (Facilities and Roofing Fund) or Dayton FFA c/o Macy and Son Funeral Directors.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 28, 2018.
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March 8, 2018
Clark, Sorry to hear the news. I have many fond memories haying with you and Mark. Hope to see you soon. Kent
Kent Burns
March 7, 2018

I was saddened to hear about Mark's passing. My condolences. I had wgreat discussions with Mark at the last two reunions. We all had a great time at the Fort. We lost him too soon.

Bob Beavers
March 3, 2018
Dear Clark and Family,
I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Mark. I always enjoyed visiting with you and your brother at our class reunions. We had so much in common growing up as farm kids. I have the fondest of memories from Fruit Valley, Shumway and Ft. Vancouver.
Peace to you my friend, and love to your father.
Ann Lechtenberg/Reiberg
March 2, 2018

Sorry to learn about your brothers' passing. He was a kind soul and I have fond memories of him from our high school days. Thoughts and prayers to you and his family.

Patti Keller Perigo
March 2, 2018
Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. What a sweet man. Bill and I so enjoyed coming out and visiting the two of you. Thinking of you often, Susan Dixon
March 1, 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss, George & Carol Hoffman.
February 28, 2018
Hi Clark,
My heart is with you. We are all in this together... I feel the loss as well.

With Love

Chuck Bates
February 28, 2018
I am sorry to read of Mark's passing. We attended Shumway Junior High in Vancouver, WA together. We were in Senator Al Bauer's homeroom. (Fond memories of friends in Homeroom 240). My recollection is that Mark was a lovely person, kind and caring. My prayers and sympathy go out to his family and friends.
Marilyn Gardner
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