Mark Phillip Herron passed away on July 12, 2012. Born on April 21, 1958 in Salina, UT to Lonny D. and Eloise Walker Herron, he spent most of his life in Monticello.
He was a very gifted and talented “Jack of All Trades”, having worked as a miner, driller, lumberjack, farmer, rancher, mechanic, general handyman and a carpenter.
His greatest love was working with wood, building cabinets or refinishing old furniture making it look brand new. Creating art from anything out of wood was his passion.
His second love was farming, driving a tractor, turning the soil, and planting the seeds.
Watching the land turn from bare ground, or covered scrub brush and weeds into something as beautiful as waving fields of wheat gave him great satisfaction.
Mark was an avid outdoorsman, hiking, fishing and hunting for relics from our past, he loved the wild parts of San Juan County, the mountains, canyons, deserts, farmland and vistas.
There are few places in the backcountry that he had not been, either on foot or on a four-wheeler.
He will truly be missed by those who loved and understood the person behind the rugged and tough veneer.
Mark is survived by his parents, Lonny D. Herron of Central, UT and Eloise Walker Herron of Monticello; son Daniel (Sarah), daughter Loni (Dave); his grandchildren Savanna, Daniel Jr., and Chevy; siblings Lana, Eric (Doris), Heidi (Faron), Deri, Jane (Danny), Gloria (Richard), Julie (James), and Michael (Susie); and multiple nieces and nephews.
Card of thanks
A special thanks to the doctors and staff at St. Mary’s Hospital; to all of the wonderful hospices workers from Rocky Mt. Health Care; to his nurse Alexis Laub for helping make his last days as comfortable as possible, while helping him retain his dignity.
Thanks to Kevin and Robin Ramsey, his long time employers and friends, for their friendship and allowing the family to use their property to store Mark’s last piece of wood art; to our neighbors, the Eardley’s, Valdez’s, Crain’s, Langford’s, Tanner’s, and Ferguson’s for their thoughtfulness and compassion during Mark’s illness. We appreciate all you have done to help Mark and our family.
Herron and Barton families