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“So sorry to hear the news. Mark will be so missed. Although we have not been to train club in a long time (due to Alan's baseball), we have so many...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Patty and Wayne Norman - Houston, TX

“Emily, my heartfelt sorrow for your whole family. Gather your loving memories and hold them closely. Love, Donna ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Donna Belisle - Tallmansville, WV

“Our heartfelt prayers go out to the family at this sad time. Mark will surely be missed by all that knew and loved him. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Gerry and Dawn Seymour - MS

“Mark was one of the first people I met when I joined Harris Health over 9 years ago. He was always pleasant. He was so proud of his family, in fact...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Chris Williams - Houston, TX


Mark Whetzel passed away on May 22, 2013 at the age of 57.

Mark worked as a computer programmer for the last 35 years, first for Western Geophysical and most recently for Harris County Hospital District. Mark's favorite hobby was model trains which led him to running Lionel trains with the Houston Tinplate Operator's Society train club for 25 years.

Mark is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Emily; son, David; granddaughters, Haleigh, Cidney and Reilley; mother, Joyce Whetzel; sister, Sharon Whetzel Lee; Aunt Lois and Uncle Roy Phillips; Aunt Janet Warren; Aunt Doris Warren; and a large extended family that loved him dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Tallowood Baptist Church, 555 Tallowood Drive. In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity in Mark's name.

For those who may be looking for a charity, consider one of these:

The American Heart Association
https://donate.americanheart.org/ecommerce/asa/asa_index.jsp

Main website to get info on the organization. Go to donate and follow instructions.
This one takes credit cards and electronic checks.
Minimum donation amount $50

The American Stroke Foundation
http://americanstroke.org/

Main website to get info on the organization. Go to donate and follow instructions.
This takes credit card only
Any donation amount once or recurring