Mark (Disneyland)
Mark Barger
  • 27 years old
  • Date of birth: May 29, 1984
  • Date of passing: Feb 18, 2012
Let the treasured memory of Mark "Runner" Barger be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Mark Ray Barger, age 27, born on May 29, 1984 in San Diego and passed away on February 18, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Please share messages of support and remembrance.  Through shared personal tales and reflections, this lasting online memorial continues his story and will be here for his family and friends.


A tribute was held in Mark's honor Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at DeAnza Cove. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dave Caddick on 26th November 2016

"Lost a lot of amazing people like you in 2012. Where ever you are, I hope you and Tom are building hot rods. Love you guys."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 10th November 2016

"Hay Mark, there's a tree, in a canyon set up as a memorial, nice place. There's rocks with peoples names painted on them. You know, your  well represented on special stones and things hanging in the tree. Lots of love and feelings... A real special place"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 24th August 2016

"Hi Mark, today is no special day other than thinking about you and what we lost. You would think that the grief would get easier to deal with but I guess I just haven't gotten to that point and doubt that I ever will.
The family is still waiting for the day to re-unite with your girls, especially your Mom, I know it is going to happen, the big question is when.  I love you and miss you all the time.  Patsy XXOO"

This tribute was added by LaRee Brownell on 30th May 2016

"I did not forget your birthday Mark. You have been on my mind every day all month. I am struggling with words to post. My heart is heavy with missing you and knowing how your whole family is missing you. The emotions are as strong today as ever. You truly are forever missed."

This tribute was added by brian gauci on 30th May 2016

"Happy birthday brother. Love and miss you and the girls."

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 29th May 2016

"Danielle, Karen and I have a rotating Sunday dinner weekly since you've been gone, a constant reminder of keeping family close because you never know when they will be gone.  Just as every day, today on your birthday you are so missed and loved by us. Their hearts can't bear to visit this website but know they are always thinking of your and the girls."

This tribute was added by Loni Hickman on 29th May 2016

"Dad always talks about the wonderful man and heart of gold that is Mark. We love you and know that you are looking over your loved ones always. Love Loni"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 28th May 2016

"Today's the races at borona, supost to be good, funny cars, and top fuel.Got some memory's from the last time we were there.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK...I know it's tomorrow, but we'd be there today"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 9th May 2016

"Hay Mark, you'd be 32 this birthday, a special year, year of the deuce. I'm sure it could've been a hell of a party. I know it's early, but it's coming..... HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY....."

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 2nd March 2016

"I've tried writing for about two weeks but it's been too difficult.  All that I've written before is still true, nothing has changed.
"No matter what anybody says about grief, and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken"."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 21st February 2016

"I heard a song today that maybe fits.....It's been a long day without you, my friend,...We'll tell you all about it when we see you again...."

This tribute was added by Matthew McGuire on 20th February 2016

"Today, 20th of February is another Day of Remembrance to you, Mark; however, it is also truly a day of infamy. So much injustice, and so deeply felt by so many innocent people, young and old. We love you, Mark.

The McGuires"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 18th February 2016

"Oh Mark, No one will ever forget you, how could they?  We keep going day to day but you are and always will be part of it. We all miss and love you so. Hopefully some day soon we will get to see your girls again.  What a gift it would be to your Mom. Never forgotten and always loved.
Patsy XXOO"

This tribute was added by brian gauci on 18th February 2016

"Just wanted to say miss you brother. Four years, it feels like yesterday. More and more time is passing but you will never be forgot."

This tribute was added by bob hickman on 18th February 2016

"His beautiful spirit rests in heaven but he will always be with us in our hearts. We love you all, Hickman Family"

This tribute was added by LaRee Brownell on 17th February 2016

"I don't want you to think that it is only in February, May or the holidays that I think of you, Mark. I think of you often and I'll always miss you. To add to the pain of never seeing you again, your daughters are missing out on the best grandma in the world. That is sad on top of sadness. Oh, how I miss your handsome smiling face, and quick wit Mark!"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 16th February 2016

"In 2 days it'll be 4 years, ....2 years ago LaRee posted time doesn't heal,... she was right,... 2 years ago your Mom posted how empty she felt without you,...that also hasn't changed,...Stay close Mark, and keep looking after your mom and loved ones...WE MISS YOU"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 25th December 2015

"Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas.... perhaps.... means a little bit more....Dr. Seuss.... To bad we didn't hear from the girls....Morena !!!!"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 11th December 2015

"Love you Mark, you are missed by so many-you are in my heart always.
Patsy"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 11th December 2015

"To Marina--You must have pain over all this.  Can't you let the girls contact their Grandma, it would mean so much to us all.  You are not being fair, Christian or not, they have a lot of people missing them and loosing lots of time while they grow up!  Come on? We love them so."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 10th December 2015

"Morena, I'm only writing because someone told me you read this.I'd hate to think you started the I'm going to AA, and I'm a Christian now, just so you'd only get probation for killing Mark. Marks family is their real family, their loved and missed.... Evelyn, Mae, &Celesta, just know your loved & missed"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 10th December 2015

"OK Morena,lets get real, YOU shot Mark in the head, YOU took his life, YOU took the girls away from their family. Losing Mark,....I can't put my feelings in words....We can't bring Mark back....YOU could do the right thing and at least send pictures or get the girls in touch for Christmas...In court you said you were a Christian"

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 6th December 2015

"My Christmas List:
   A note or card from Evelyn & Mae.
   A current picture of them."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 1st December 2015

"It's December again, I hope another Christmas doesn't come and go without seeing or at least hearing from the girls.... Come on Morena,you might think your fooling people, but some day, the girls will surprise you on how dumb their not. At least help them to send a card. You know the address. I'm really biting my tongue here,that's my part....You can hate me all you want, but do your part, do it for the girls... PLEASE DO WHAT'S RIGHT... send a card, or get them touch"

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 4th September 2015

"Mae,  I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday ♪ ♫ .  Wow 7!!  We all love you and Evelyn and think of you every day. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Grandma"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 31st August 2015

"Happy Birthday May, I know I'm early, but you girls have been on my mind. I really hope you know, you were Marks life. We're tough guys, but our girls melt all that away. You're missed so much,I hope some day you find this web sight.....Your loved and missed"

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 9th July 2015

"My thoughts today go back 8 years ago when Evelyn was born. Mark, I remember how proud & excited you were. Before we know it she'll be grown up.
My birthday wish for her is happiness, to dream beyond  imagination, and to figure out what life is all about.  
Love You & Miss you Evelyn.
Grandma"

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 30th May 2015

"Mark,

     Not a day goes by that memories of you come my way. Today on your Birthday those memories carry me through. The impact your life made on me is everlasting in my soul.
     As part of me went with you when you left I feel that part of you is always here by my side.

Still Loved,

Still Missed,

Not a day goes by...."

This tribute was added by bob hickman on 29th May 2015

"Forever in our hearts God Bless You Always"

This tribute was added by Matthew McGuire on 29th May 2015

"Happy Birthday Mark. We hope our Prayers and this Remembrance gives you Peace and Comfort.

Love,  The McGuires"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 29th May 2015

"Happy B-day doesn't seem right, I'll still celebrate your 31st. Way to young, this should've been a party.... MISS YOU MARK"

This tribute was added by Matthew McGuire on 19th February 2015

"We are today starting the fourth year since your departing this earth. The sadness remains.   Love,  The McGuires"

This tribute was added by LaRee Brownell on 18th February 2015

"This day breaks my heart. It is an "anniversary" of a tragedy that has left so many with a hole in their hearts. Missing you today and every day Mark."

This tribute was added by Jim Jordan on 18th February 2015

"Another year getting ready for the Big 3 without you buddy"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 3rd February 2015

"Nice song, it took me awhile here it, I use to turn it down.... 3 yrs, and the swap meets coming, You'll be there in our hearts....."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 5th January 2015

"We're coming up on 3 yrs, I saw something today that made me hope that there's someone to make your girls laugh, and someone there to hold them when their down."

This tribute was added by LaRee Brownell on 20th October 2014

"I think of you every single day Mark. Some days my thoughts are so angry I want to scream for the loss of you. Some days I think of your mom, your sisters, your daughters never seeing you again and I cry. There are also days that I remember you and your warm smile and free spirit and it makes me smile. Thank you to the family for adding the Heaven Was Needing a Hero song. I will use it for comfort as I continue to struggle with coming to terms with Mark being gone."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 30th September 2014

"One more day.... that fits... I like it a lot...lots of misses from all"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 26th September 2014

"Just thinking on how many lives you touched in life,
and how many hearts are broken with your passing.....your missed so much by all....."

This tribute was added by Mark's Family on 25th September 2014

"September 25th is the National Day of Remembrance. We honor and remember our loved ones. Please light a candle at 7pm in honor of Mark."

This tribute was added by brian gauci on 10th September 2014

"Just wanted to say I love and miss you brother. There's not a day that's doesn't pass that I don't think of you. The times we have had together will never be forgotten. One day we will share them again. Much love and respect."

This tribute was added by Raschelle Bednarski on 16th August 2014

"We didn't personally know Mark, but we know his family now. What a beautiful beautiful soul that was taken too soon. And what a wonderful legacy his beautiful babies are. You are in our hearts Mark. We think about you and your family often."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 14th August 2014

"Hey girls, I heard you came out to san diego and we missed you, what a shame. All your dads family and friends were so looking forward to seeing you. I've looked many times at places I thought you might be so we could surprise someone special. No luck this time, maybe next time Just know your thought of and talked about often by people who care and love you."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 16th July 2014

"Evelyn and Mae,   Your great granny Lavern passed away today I'm sorry you've missed her loving company for the last couple of years. She loved and missed you so much, she shed so many tears. Just know she'll be one more watching over you with love"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 16th July 2014

"Granny Lavern left us to be with you and Danny today, She was such a sweetheart, We're all sure she's in a better place,but she'll be missed by all who knew her. I just picture her running and jumping, just because she can finally move. Being with her son and grandson has got to fill the hole in her heart that was left when she lost you WE LOVE YOU LAVERN"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 14th July 2014

"To Evelyn, Mae & Celesta
I hope when you girls are older and able to read this you will always remember how good of a Dad your Dad was.  You were the world to him and he loved you so much as you can see by his expressions in the pictures when he is holding you. Your dad is missed by so many, so many friends that felt he was family. It's been over two years and all of us are unable to get his death out of our minds and hearts."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 13th July 2014

"Just herd a song by a dude named IZ ,somewhere over the rainbow.. Don't know how to add it...but it's a good video, look it up"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 12th July 2014

"In the last episode of weed there was a song by Rilo Kiley, that hit on who knows how many miles to the promised land, but we promise you we're doing the best we can, some days last longer then others, but your days went by way to fast...That aint what the songs about, but that's what I took from it..."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 9th July 2014

"Happy B-Day Evelyn 7yrs wow, wish we could throw you a party.... Maybe someday.... Someday maybe you'll find this sight and know how much you mean to your dad and all of us.... MUCH LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR SISTERS"

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 9th July 2014

"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”

― Rose Kennedy"


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