Friday, October 22, 2010

A Great Loss for the Utah Floral Community

Mark H. Tillotson
(June 1, 1941 - October 14, 2010)

The world lost a caring, giving, kind, loving, wonderful, humble, devoted, wise, hardworking and humorous husband, father and friend, Mark Henry Tillotson. He peacefully passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 at home with his loving daughter and son-in-law by his side, due to complications of cancer. He was born June 1, 1941, the son of Mark L. and Olive Klenke Tillotson. He was a life-long resident of Ogden and graduated from Ogden High in 1959. His grandparents started the business that he nurtured and loved all his life, Klenke Floral was his passion, pride and joy. Mark worked hard every day of his life because working was what he loved to do. He spent a lifetime pleasing and serving the community of Ogden. He considered his employees and customers his friends and family. He and his wife made countless life time “floral” friends. He worked alongside his parents and later his wife and children. Mark married his eternal companion, Paula Jean Beech Tillotson on November 16, 1974. They were married for time and all eternity in the Ogden LDS Temple in 1989. They raised three children; Eric Tillotson, of California; a daughter, his pride and joy, Andrea and amazing son-in-law, Scotty Scoggins; a special son Markie, who returned to his Father in Heaven in 1999. He missed him every day. He was proud of his two wonderful grandsons, Tyson and Cooper and his daughter -in-law Candace (Lance) Roberts. He taught his children to work hard and served others with love and compassion. His example of hard work, honesty, loyalty and determination will be remembered by all. He is also survived by his sister, Rawnie (Rod) Murphy, Burley ID; his brothers and sisters in-law, Paul and Jacquie, Larry and Caren, Jon and Shirley, Carl and Joan, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Elks and Eagles where he played cards with the same friends for 40 years. Mark enjoyed many activities such as bowling, The Ogden Gun club, shooting traps and reloading shells with his life-long friend Buck, time spent with his friends and family in Star Valley and St. George riding four wheelers, playing Mexican train, and golfing were always a cherished memory. He also enjoyed cruising, traveling, and family vacations with his wife and children. He loved vintage cars and old movies. His favorite past-time was sharing Creamies with his dog Lucky, while in the comfort of his Lazy Boy watching his favorite show, Two and a Half Men. He was a member The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many callings and he looked forward to his home teaching. He believed in the power of prayer and had a very special relationship with the Lord. He will be reunited with his mother, father, wife and son in Heaven. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 20th at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. The family will meet friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mark “Tilly” Tillotson Scholarship fund at Weber County School District, 5320 So. Adams Ave. Ogden, Utah, 84405. Email condolences to the family at: