Mark Lowell Michie (79) passed way peacefully in his home Feb. 15, 2018 following a brief battle with Glioblastoma.
Mark was born to Monroe Michie and Delsa Jane Hardman in Orem, Feb 26, 1938. He grew up in Hanna, Utah. He had four siblings Coy Harmon, Rex, Evan and Allan Michie.
He graduated from Tabiona High School, Duchesne County. He attended BYU, Dixie College, and Central Utah Vocational School in Provo.
He met his sweetheart, Lorna Kaye Labrum, while working in Roosevelt. They dated for a short time and were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on his 21st birthday Feb. 26, 1959. Together, they quickly started a family Karey, and Mark (Mick) came while living in Layton. They were lucky enough to be able to buy a house and moved to Clinton. Kris, and Marshall came while there. He dreamed of having enough property for his kids to roam like he had been able to do as a kid. In 1966, they were able to buy property in Fruit Heights; they built a house and moved there in 1967. This is where they raised their family and had enough space to grow fruit, raise horses and other livestock.
In 1969 he started his own business (KM Manufacturing) adjacent to his home. This allowed him to stay close to the things he loved most, and allowed him to spend more time raising his family while instilling his ethics and values though service and hard work.
Mark and Kaye had endless concern for the others, and would help out whenever they could. They did not want recognition; just a thank you was more than enough. They generously opened their home to any family or friend that needed a place to stay. They chose to help people in other countries with donations and through Davis High School they learned about and became affiliated with exchange students from the United States and abroad, in 1979 Mary Lane Keenan (New York) became a part of the family for six months and in 1980 Carlos Ruiz (Costa Rica) lived with them for a full year, both are loved and considered family. This generosity was about life lessons and a gift of learning and service to the whole family. Mark was always teaching through service and example.
Mark was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, and gospel doctrine teacher, also in the Bishopric, High Priest Group Leadership, Elders Quorum Presidency and as a primary teacher. Mark and Kaye served a Church Service Mission.
Mark was involved and served for about 45 years in the scouting program. He has been awarded the Scouting Award of Merit and Silver Beaver. He was also a member of the Order of the Arrow. As District Advancement Commissioner he awarded many boys their Eagle Scout Award. He was very patriotic, he was thrilled to live in a country full of freedom to choose the right and be anything we desired. He respected our nation’s flag and displayed it with honor at his home. He also took pride in sharing flags up and down the street on all holidays.
He served his community on the City Council, Building Commission, Davis County Co-Op, and on the DATC Advisory Committee. He was honored as an Un-sung Hero by Fruit Heights City.
Mark was a history and geography buff, more than anything, he enjoyed just going and seeing what was out there. He enjoyed seeing the beautiful world. Even in his final days he just wanted to go for a ride and see where the road would take him. Many friends or family member would call and with just a brief notice they would be off, whether there was a need for some type of rescue or just a sight seeing trip it never took much to get him to go with you and it didn’t matter where the trip would take you. He would go by horse, snowmobile, motorcycle or truck. He had a love of the outdoors and travel; he loved sharing them with family, friends, and neighbors, with many trips throughout the years. He loved the Uintah Basin, the area he grew up in, and always enjoyed going back there and seeing the area. His memory was exceptional, he could tell the things about about the history of the area. He was an avid snowmobiler, he shared this passion by co-founding a snowmobile club, Snowflakes Snowmobile Club, He later served as the President of the Utah Snowmobile Association, and he helped with educating the public about issues and creating legislation to keep public lands accessible.
He is survived by His wife Kaye Michie; sister Coy (Phil) Harmon, Rigby, Idaho; children; Karey (Jim) Abel, Tremonton; Mick (Carolyn), Moroni; Kris (Michael) Bahr, Enoch; and Marshall (Sharilynn) Michie, of Kaysville; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
A Viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, Farmington. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. in the Country Lane Chapel, viewing from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the Service. Interment will be in the Kaysville City Cemetery.
Mark has requested in lieu of flowers, go spend an evening out with your families and have some fun.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Rex, Evan, Alan and one great- granddaughter, Felicity Michie.