ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in tribute to our loved one: Mark Brown - 63 years old, born on August 24, 1957 and passed away on February 8, 2021.

It is a collection to preserve Mark's memory for his many loved ones including his 4 year old grandson, Zane, who will be joined by another brother in May.

Mark didn't want a funeral service but rather for people to reflect on fond memories and share them with one another.

The "Life" tab includes a brief biography of his journey which is embellished by highlights in the "Stories" section as well as many priceless photos and videos in the "Gallery."

Please feel welcome to upload any stories, photos, or videos you may have of Mark or leave a note of support as "Tribute" using the section below.
Posted by Clark Sides on March 15, 2021
Mark, we’ve always had time away and then time back together. This will be no different.

One day the boys will get back together. Till then, partner, safe travels.
Posted by Jesse Spero on March 15, 2021
A blithe grin welcomes
Copious laughter echos
Your warmth will be missed

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Clark Sides on March 15, 2021
Mark, we’ve always had time away and then time back together. This will be no different.

One day the boys will get back together. Till then, partner, safe travels.
Posted by Jesse Spero on March 15, 2021
A blithe grin welcomes
Copious laughter echos
Your warmth will be missed
his Life
Mark Brown: Jokester. Dedicated. Driven.

When we reflect on our father’s life, these are a few of the countless words that come to mind. He had many chapters in his life – some of which he shared with us and others we will only ever know the surface of. The constant that remains consistent from the origins of his adventurous youth to his transition into a family man is the extreme focus he lived his life with. That is what guided and drove him to build a better life for the family he loved deeply.

After Jennie was born in 1986, Mark attended the University of Arkansas where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated in 1992 and took a position in Corpus Christi, Texas with Koch Refineries. Robert was born there in 1993 and the family eventually moved back to Arkansas to spend seven years living in Bryant, a small town outside of Little Rock. From there, he took a position which moved the family to the Portland metro-area which is where he happily called home the final 20 years of his life.

He was a dedicated father who always tried to do his best and be there for his children however he could. Although we didn’t always see eye to eye, we always found a way forward through difficult times. This collective growth brought us closer together and created a deeper understanding of one another.

There are many things we will miss about our father, but one thing that will be missed most of all is his sense of humor. You never knew what crazy comment would come out of him next, but you could always count on him to have one up his sleeve that would get you laughing. Throughout the adversity of life, he was always there to listen or offer advice… and, of course, drop a silly joke for comic relief.

One of Dad’s foundational beliefs was that “Everything arises and passes away.” Although his time with us has come to an end, we will still remember the compendium of his life and his character as a man. Together, we can all pay tribute to his spirit and carry it forward into the future through the values and memories he shared with each of us.

With all our love,

Jennie and Robert
Recent stories

Grandpa

Shared by Jennie Shamasna on February 11, 2021
Dad was so excited to be a Grandpa. While we lived on opposite sides of the country, Zane and Dad developed a great relationship. Dad made sure that Zane had all the Packers and Cowboy gear any little boy could ask for. It was a never-ending surprise what amazon package would show up on my doorstep any given week.

Proud Grandpas

Shared by Richard Luna on March 5, 2021
Zane and my grandson were born about a week apart. It was both of ours first grandchild. I loved sharing pictures, videos and stories about our grandsons with Mark. Nothing made Mark smile or happier than his grandson and bragging about him. 

Mark and I spent a lot of Saturdays together at the office, he would be blasting some classic country and we would BS about life, kids, work and how we thought we could make the world a better place. Thank you for always taking the time to talk and give advice. I miss you Mark and will always remember you with a smile.

Equanimity

Shared by Robert Brown on February 17, 2021
Dad practiced Buddhism and one of his favorite concepts was Equanimity. He learned it studying the teachings of his favorite monk: Ajahn Chah. It means to have an even temperament, to accept everything arises and passes away. He always wanted to visit one of Ajahn Chah’s monasteries and in April 2019 we finally got to make that happen by visiting Abhayagiri in Redwood, CA. This is a slide show Dad created to commemorate the trip including the monastery, hiking the Redwoods and dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco, Chubby Noodle.