Mark E. Wooster

February 17, 1963 ~ September 26, 2013

Mark was born February 17th, 1963 in Oregon City, Oregon and passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of September 26th, 2013 in Vancouver, Washington.

Growing up, Mark attended Battle Ground and Prairie High Schools, graduating in 1981.

He loved reading, cars, and sports. Mark coached soccer, basketball, and softball for over twelve years in the Salmon Creek area for all three of his daughters.

Mark always played hard and worked even harder. He spent over 25 years in the trucking industry as a diesel mechanic and welder. Mark took great pride in his craft. He devoted long hours and epitomized dedication with each of his projects.

Yet, his greatest source of pride and love was his family. He cherished his wife, Wendy, of 28 years, and his three beautiful daughters Andrea, Heidi, and Monica, for whom he would do anything.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

We love you so very much Dad.
Please watch over us until we all reunite someday.

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Published by The Columbian on Oct. 13, 2013.
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I was so sad to hear today that Mark has passed, although I had not seen him in years, in High School we were very close friends, he was a great man and I know will be missed by all who knew him. Gods blessings to his family as they try to work through this loss.
Lori Mahoney-Gossett
January 10, 2014
We were just remembering the Wooster family when I looked Andrea up on Facebook and was saddened to read about your dad and loving husband. The events we shared 20 years ago are cherished memories today. Blessings to your family.
Sandy Mathew
December 11, 2013
Wooster Family: I am praying for you daily since I heard of Mark's passing. I grew up with Mark on 102nd st. The Woosters lived two houses down and I have so many great memories of playing football in the field or back yard, baseball on Mike's teams, basketball in the backyard, sleep outs on our deck. Kevin and I were the oldest but Mark was such a dear friend growing up. I loved him like a brother. I have read the tributes to Mark and am not surprised that he was a good husband and father. I am so sorry that I never had the priveledge to see him again and meet his wife and girls. I also have daughters and a wife of 31 years. Please be comforted by God's grace and the hope of eternity through Christ where you will see your husband and daddy again.....Mike, Ellen, Kevin and family I miss you all and am so sorry for your loss as well, God Bless you and comfort you.
David Kenaston
November 6, 2013
Aunt Wendy, Uncle Mark and you girls have been in our lives forever, I don't know what I can say to lessen the loss all of you are feeling, just know that we are here to help out in any way possible.

Sheree and Kimber
Sheree LaBrosse
October 24, 2013
Wendy, Andrea, Heidi, and Monica, He had the cutest smile, whenever I think of him, I think of that smile. He thought so much of you, Wendy and girls. You made his life so happy. I know it's so hard right now, if you ever want to talk give me a call. I love you, Aunt Judy and family.
Judy Keller
October 24, 2013
Dear Wendy and girls, Mark was a great person to know and have as a friend. It was 1981 we met at Hazel Dell Safeway working together with many memories. Our lives and families grew busy and lost touch over the last few years but we always kept you in our hearts over the years. Cyndee and I are sorry to hear of Mark passing and the loss it is to all of you. May you continue to be surrounded by many with the caring and love always. Blessings, The Pearson Family
Dana & Cyndee Pearson
October 21, 2013
I went to school with Mark at Battle Ground and Prairie. He was an amazing person, full of energy and kindness. My heart is heavy for all of you as you try to move forward without him. Mark was a friend to all who knew him. prayers for you and your family. My sincere condolences,

Mary Smith Hylton
Mary Hylton
October 21, 2013
Dear's been many years since I have seen or spoken to you.....I always hold fondly the many many memories You, Lisa and I made in our 13 yr friendship. There are no good words right now... I'm sorry seems insufficient....looks like you have lots of support and I hope you lean on friends and family and just breathe in and breathe out and do the best you can
Mike& Doris Guild aka (Doris Wright)
October 20, 2013
Dear Wooster Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mark. I went to school with him at Prairie, and even though it has been over 30 years since I've seen him, I can still see that big beautiful smile. I never ever heard him say a negative word about anyone.(not even when he was laughing at my Wendy's uniform on his breaks from Safeway :) What an amazing guy you all had for so many years! My prayers are with all of you.
Lori Brosius
October 20, 2013
It is always sad to see a that a friend has passed on. Sending prayers for you and your family. Mark was a good friend in High school.
Dave Jones
October 19, 2013
As a young high school student, Mark gained my respect; he was fun, curious, and always a friend to his classmates. It was truly a pleasure to be one of his high school teachers.
Mavis Nickels
October 18, 2013
Wooster Family,
We are so saddened by your loss. Time has gone by so quickly. We all have so many memories and pictures of the kids growing up together. Our prayers are with all of you. The Creagan Family
Nita Creagan-King
October 18, 2013
Wendy, I am at a loss for words to see that Mark passed away. My heart goes out to you and your family. I see your mom occasionally as I have a rental house up the street from where your folks live. She keeps me up to date on the girls. But this is a complete shock. I always appreciated the help Mark gave to the team when Heidi played softball for me. I know your families will greatly miss him, as will many of us who knew him too. My prayers are with you all.
Kelly Pruitt
October 17, 2013
Wendy and girls, our hearts break for you ....sending our prayers. (Former teammate, classmates and friends)
Paul and Vicki (Egan) Comeau
October 16, 2013
To the Mark Wooster Family,
I was very saddened when I read of Marks passing in the paper today. Both of my sons Jeff Wood and Brett Wood worked with Mark at Safeway for some time and they were
all close. I was always impressed with Marks maturity and good work ethic. I very much feel your loss, as our son Jeff passed away October 12, 2008. He always spoke of Mark
with great fondness. Blessings to all of you in this very
difficult time, our hearts are with you. Mrs. Patricia Mayer
Patricia Mayer
October 16, 2013
Dear Wooster Family,
Mark, his brother Kevin and my son, Dwight Gray spent a lot of time playing in our back yard on 102nd Street. The boys were a joy to have around the house. Mark's Mother Ellen and I were very good friends at that time, but as time marches on, we all end up going our own ways.
I was so shocked and sorry to learn of Mark's passing and my prayers go with each of you.
Sincerely, Karen and Syd Muzzy
October 16, 2013
Wendy, I know how much Mark was the center of your universe and can't begin to imagine the loss you are experiencing. My heart aches for you, your girls and your family. May you be comforted by the everlasting grace of his memory. The legacy he leaves behind in all that he did and the lives he touched is an inspiration to all. We are thinking of you and send our love.
Rick and Cindy Brown
October 15, 2013
To the Wooster Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mark was a close friend in high school. And although we've lost touch since then, I will never forget him trying to teach me how to play golf—I was a hopeless student and he was a very patient teacher. It's a memory that epitomizes his great sense of humor, patience and generosity. I can only imagine the thousands of wonderful memories of him you must also have. I wish you all the healing power of those memories and the knowledge that he undoubtedly loved you immensely. My thoughts are with you.
Dana Larson
October 15, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about Mark. It's been many years since our last contact, but the memories I have of you and Mark are sweet. What a beautiful family you made together, no doubt he was an excellent husband and father! My heart aches for you during this time and know that you and the girls are in our prayers!
Tim & Teresa Hart
October 15, 2013
My heart sank the day my mother told me of mark's passing. WE spent many, many summers together and I have many fond memories of those times. My deepest regret is that we drifted so far apart and never got the chance to reunite. Mark dear cousin you will be greatly missed and will be kept in my thoughts and in my heart.
Tony Locks
October 14, 2013
So sorry to hear of his passing. I remember the English class we had at Battle Ground High School. My sincere sympathy to your family and we will keep you in our prayers.
Cathy Marshall Blackwell
October 14, 2013
I just heard of his passing from Dwight Gray ,and I am so sorry . Mark was a best friend during my high school days at Battle Ground High and what a great friend he was . The greatest friend a person can have sorry
Jeff Cramer
October 14, 2013
My condolences to the family, Mark always impressed me with his hard work, and commitment to a quality job, most of all providing for his family. I would always look forward to stopping in to see Mark on my route.
Jerry Walker
October 14, 2013
Dear Andrea, Heidi, and Monica, I don't know if you girls remember me or not... but I was your lunch lady when you were in grade school at Chinook. I didn't know your father but he must have been an amazing dad to raise three wonderful girls like you. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories of your dad live in your hearts forever. Janet Kays
October 14, 2013
The shock of hearing of Mark passing is still unreal to us. We think of him daily. His smile will always be the first thing I see in my thoughts of him. His Uncle Kerry can't speak of him without tears. I know what a great Father and Husband he has always been and your pain has to be unbearable. My prayers and thoughts to all of you.
Kerry and Jane Wooster
Kerry Wooster
October 14, 2013
Wendy, Andrea, Heidi, and Monica-I was so sad to open the paper yesterday and read about your loss. Your dad was a wonderful, kind man. My heart is heavy today. You're in my thoughts. Love to all of you-Sheri Johnson
Sheri Johnson
October 14, 2013
Mark was a great guy when we went to Battle Ground and Prairie High Schools. It sounds like he continued that path after school. My condolences your family.
Alan Maki
October 14, 2013
I worked with mark at safeway around 1980.a very hard worker and we had alot of in peace mark
Bryan Ens
October 14, 2013
Mark was such a huge part of our daughter Kara's village as she was growing up. He always had a smile and word of encouragement and for everyone he came in contact with. He was so proud of his four ladies! The Lefebvre's are proud to have known you. You will be missed by many.So sorry for your loss; he was one of the good guys.
October 14, 2013
October 14, 2013
My Dear Heidi, I so very much love you..and I don't know what happened when I wrote earlier , I could NEVER forget you.... I am so very sorry....I know how much your Dad means to you, And we talked many times about how very proud he was of you, and your sisters...their will always be a big hole in our world..all my love Aunt Lynda or to your Dad Linda
October 14, 2013
Wendy and girls, I cannot imagine! We are so sorry to hear about Mark. He was truly a great guy. So many memories from the girls in school to softball and soccer. Our prayers to all of you.
The Skadsen's
Chris Skadsen
October 14, 2013
Sorry I was never able to meet your dad but from your description he was a wonderful man Bless him
October 14, 2013
Wendy and girls, I am so very saddened and hurt for you all. The years pass quickly and yet I have fond memories of our Bunco days together. Rest in peace Mark and may you all have comfort in knowing he is watching over all of you beautiful girls.
Sue Collins
October 14, 2013
We knew him as a man who loved his family and was willing to help others. He was an amazing man and amazing coach. Mark was a great person and friend, we were so lucky to be able to know him. We are so sorry for your lost.
Ferderer family
October 13, 2013
I cannot express in mere words the depth of love I have for this family. Mark was the epitome of a great father and family man. I have no doubt his love for Wendy and the girls will transcend from this life to the next.
Jeannine Fleeman
October 13, 2013
We are also sad to hear of Mark's passing. We have many wonderful memories of him. The many games, the traveling to places before GPS, rehashing the lousy referees and their game-changing calls. Mark was so involved with his family and his work.It was easy to see how much he loved his family. He always faced life's challenges with a smile and everything he had. He will be missed.
Cidney and Jim
October 13, 2013
My heart aches for Wendy, Andrea, Heidi, and Monica. I always looked forward to coming to basketball practice and seeing Mark. He offered us all warm encouragement and support. He will undoubtedly be missed by all who had the opportunity to connect with him. My prayers are with you.
Casey (Stepan) Hyland
October 13, 2013
Our Hearts will never be the same. Our lives have been so blesses to have had a best friend, a Lil brother, and special Uncle. Wendy, Andrea, and Monica, We Love you so dearly. All our Love, Paul and Lynda(Linda)
October 13, 2013
I was so shocked to hear of Marks passing. I will never forget him as Coach Mark and the 8 years of soccer he coached along the side of my dad. Every day I walk past all the team pictures of our soccer adventures. To all the sisters, you had a great father and will always be remembered in the Heller hearts. Love you guys. Stay strong! ?
Charlotte Heller
October 13, 2013
To Wendy and all the Wooster girls~We are so saddened to learn of Mark's passing. He is such a valiant example of husband, father, friend. We can all strive to be more like him. Our love and prayers go to you,
Peggy, Brad, Phillip, Catherine, Mary, and Thomas Goodwin
Peggy Goodwin
October 13, 2013
So sorry to hear about mark's passing we lived next door and went to school together, he was a special man. My prayers are with his family.

Dianna Hatfield Bachmann
October 13, 2013
What an encouraging, warm man who only added good to this world! So incredibly sad to hear of Mark's passing. Thoughts and prayers with Wendy and the girls.
Kara Patterson
October 13, 2013
Wendy, Andrea, Heidi and Monica, We are heartbroken for you at this terrible news! How I wish that Bruce and I could have been there for you. We have such wonderful memories of the many softball and basketball games and trips, and meals shared on the road! Mark has always had a very special place in our hearts, and that won't change. Love and hugs, Rona and Bruce Patterson
Rona Patterson
October 13, 2013
I can not express how sorry I am to hear of Marks passing today, I just heard today from Jeff,up hear in alaska, Mark,Mike,Ellen,Kevin, you were all such a big part of my life for many years, I loved Mark like he was family,I learned alot from Mark over the years, he loved his wife Wendy, and his girls so much, you will be missed Markus,you are all in my thoughts, Tom Love
Thomas Love
October 13, 2013
My family and I were very sorry to hear that such a great guy had passed on.
I first met Mark many years ago when our daughters were playing soccer. Later, he was Evonne's and my Asst. Coach.
In all the years that I knew Mark, he never had an unkind word for anyone. He was a good man. The world is somehow less without him in it.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
The Gaukrogers
October 13, 2013
I am so sorry to hear ofmy friends passing I was in Fairbanks from Prudhoe when Linda told me I loved Mark like family as I did Mike Ellen and Kevin I am heartbroken Markus was a outstanding humanbeing my most sincere thoughts are with Wendy and the girls. Always Jeff peabody
Jeff peabody
October 13, 2013
Sad news to receive, a life taken way to soon. Rest in peace Mark, you will be missed...
Ken Shelton
October 13, 2013
So sorry to hear about Mark's death... he was great guy and so very kind and encouraging. He will be missed by many.

The Hughes family
Bob Hughes
October 13, 2013
Dear Andrea and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Kathy Paull
Kathy Paull
October 13, 2013
We are deeply saddened by the news of Mark's passing. Our heart felt condolences to your entire family.
Schlossmacher family
October 13, 2013
Wendy and girls, So sorry to hear of your loss.Gordon Johnson
October 13, 2013
Jim and I were former neighbors across the street from the Wooster family in Mt. Vista and watched Mark grow up. We are truly sorry to hear of his death. We will remember him and his family in our prayers.

Mary Ann and Jim Egging
October 13, 2013
Wendy and girls, the Demaray family is praying for you all. We are sending our condolences. So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father.
Debra Demaray Walden
October 12, 2013
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