Mark Joseph Maling, 38, of Broomfield, Colo. died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006.

He was born Dec. 12, 1967 in Seattle.

Mark enjoyed the outdoors, hiking and mountain climbing in the Cascades and in Colorado, where he lived. He also enjoyed fishing in Alaska with his family. Mark especially loved skiing and being a ski instructor. He was happiest when on the slopes.

Mark lived life as a free spirit. He loved techno music, dancing long into the night with his loved ones. He also loved the music of The Grateful Dead and the culture surrounding them. He loved to experience the Burning Man art festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, where he cavorted with other kindred spirits.

Mark will fondly be remembered by his family and friends throughout the Northwest and Colorado.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Maling of Broomfield; his parents, Albert and Venice of Naukati, Alaska; a sister, Monica; a brother, Matt; along with many nieces and nephews.

Two memorial services will be held one at the home of Vic and Pat Feltin, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 9429 NE 37th Pl, Bellevue, WA 98004, tel. no. 425-455-9429. The other service will be held at the home Mark and Mary Anne shared, Saturday Feb. 4, 2006, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 390 Coral Street, Broomfield, CO 80020, tel. no. 720-394-9869.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Pain Foundation or to the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), \t "_blank" in Mark's name.

Rondus Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


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