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 Patsy Bye on 28th September 2017

"Hey Mark, guess who? Heavy duty this past weekend,  I  know you were there and saw it all,  we just miss you so much,  I know you know that too! Danielle made a wonderful speech at the ceremony ❤ I have to say it again...I am so proud to be your Mom's sister, she is the strongest person that I know,  Danielle and Karen take after her. I love you and miss you every day.  Patsy"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 24th September 2017

"I hope your mom feels a sign from you today, I know your sending her some. Can't think of a better gift, hearing from your girls would be nice. In time they'll see the truth."

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 24th September 2017

"Hi Mark, today is your Moms birthday, Danielle is fixing dinner for her!  God I know how much she wishes you were here to join her you are with us all the time, in our hearts and souls. I love you Mark, people always say things will get easier and the sadness will lighten, I have not found that to be true, not yet anyways. You are missed terribly"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 8th August 2017

"Hi Mark!! I went to Irvine with your Mom this weekend and met several wonderful people who are grieving their loss as we are ours.  I just can't tell you how much you are missed. I have your picture with your 49 Ford, before and after, it is now one of my treasures, you and your smile!! As always your Mom held strong, I love her so much.  You are so lucky that she is your Mom. I think of you all the time, Love you.XX00"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 20th July 2017

"Hi Mark, I am sitting in my living room looking at your picture, it makes me so sad that you are not here with us, you are missed so much by so many,  the whole situation is so screwed up but we have to live with it even though it is so hard. You live on in my heart, I think of you everyday and never forget how much we all love you."

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 18th June 2017

"Well it's Father's Day today, all I can say is "it would have been great to have you here along with your girls".  I miss you & the girls so much.

♥XXOO♥"

This tribute was added by LaRee Brownell on 31st May 2017

"I've been thinking of you, Mark. That isn't anything new. I think of you often. But on your birthday I was stricken with anger and grief as strong as when I first learned of you being taken from us. At times I feel like I have no right to feel as strongly as I do. I think only your mom knows how much I loved you. There are so many who miss you, many who loved you. You will always and forever be forever missed."

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 31st May 2017

"Mark, Monday on your birthday it was just too hard to put my feelings into words.  I just want you to know that even with all the pain and heartache I carry of loosing you I would never trade being your mother.  I hate this situation, and yet, I feel like the luckiest woman in the world to have had and loved you.  
♥♥♥  Love and miss you.  ♥♥♥"

This tribute was added by Amy Cannon on 30th May 2017

"Hi Mark... Happy Birthday! I still think of you and wish the best for your family XOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 30th May 2017

"Mark, I know your birthday was yesterday, I thought about you all day long. Another long sad day for the family, we all just miss you so much and are so hurt that you were taken from us by that B----h! You are always in our conversations, we talk about you all time to keep your memories alive.  I Love You Mark Barger."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 28th May 2017

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I know it's tomorrow, 33, could've been a hell of a party Miss you Mark"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 16th May 2017

"Hi Mark, I think about you all the time and your girls. Mother's Day is always such a tough day for your Mom, I know she misses you beyond words but always talks about you, always. No news from Marina about your girls but I feel it is getting close and soon they will want to see their family, I can't wait for that day to come. I Love You Mark, you are in my heart:) XXOO"

This tribute was added by brian gauci on 9th May 2017

"Just wanted to drop in and let you know there isn't a day that goes bye that I don't remember all the good times we had.  I know your there looking down on us all but it's still not the same without you around. Truly missed bro."

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 8th April 2017

"Another Easter's coming without you, that's wrong in so many ways. Being the day your dad passed it's hard enough, your sisters probibly could use a little extra watching over. I know your watching over all your girls....We all miss you and love you"

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 22nd February 2017

"♥♥♥ Saturday marked 5 years since that tragic day. The day part of me was lost, dreams for your future gone, a broken heart that will never go away. I have memories that bring me a smile and I will hold onto them as the years go by. I miss you as much now as the day you died.
I love you only as a mother can. ♥♥♥"

This tribute was added by Loni Hickman on 18th February 2017

"Mark you will always remain in our hearts.
A special smile, a special face, a special someone we can't replace,
We love  you and Always will
You filled a space that no one will ever replace.
Your are guardian angel for your beautiful children
Love Loni Hickman"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 18th February 2017

"5yrs ago, we were at the shop having fun, then later that day we ran into each other again and spoke briefly, If only I knew,that would our last.... later that night life changed for so many.....We miss you Mark"

This tribute was added by Marcia Barger on 7th January 2017

"Mark,

Some days there are not words
to share the love and hurt I feel
Some days there is nothing to write
that will make the pain less real

So for today I will simply write:
I miss you more than words can say
I miss you more than poems express
I miss and love you every day



from: The Grief Toolbox"

This tribute was added by Patsy Bye on 23rd December 2016

"Hi Mark, You have been on my mind a lot lately, these Holidays are very tough for us without your presence. You sat with us all at the table on Thanksgiving, Your Mom had your jacket on her chair and you will be in all of our thoughts and hearts at Christmas. God, it's still so hard to believe this has happened.  You live on in our hearts and always will.  Love you and miss you so so much.  Love, Patsy"

This tribute was added by Tom Renzulli on 23rd December 2016

"Another Christmas and new year, I know your here, we talk a lot. Some mite not understand, but I don't let science interfere with my believes LOVE YOU MARK, MERRY CHRISTMAS, STAY CLOSE"

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"


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