Mark Lewallen, 59, passed away on Monday, June 19th in Denver, Colorado. Mark was a graduate of Doherty High School in Colorado Springs. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Southern Colorado (now known as Colorado State University-Pueblo) and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Metropolitan State College of Denver.
During his childhood and years as a young adult, Mark earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America; worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor; and upon entering college became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Mu Alpha.
Mark met his wife Dawn while attending USC – they married in 1992 and recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. In 2004 Mark and Dawn welcomed their daughter, Paige Marie. She was the truest joy of his life.
Mark worked many years within the world of information technology as well as a realtor before having to go on long-term disability.
Mark had many loves and interests such as following the Broncos, visiting Disney with his family, and traveling whenever possible. He enjoyed a good game of cards, playing electronic “Battleship” with his wife, swimming, and building models. Mark loved watching old westerns and television shows such as the Andy Griffith Show and The Beverly Hillbillies. He also liked following shows like The Mandalorian, 20/20, Dateline and almost anything to do with history.
Mark was a true friend to all. He loved interacting with others, never met a person he didn’t befriend, and had the most generous of hearts. He was recognized by his easy smile, kind heartedness, resilience, and unwavering positive nature despite the adversity brought to him in life. To know Mark was to love him.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, David Wayne Lewallen and his stepfather, William Boecking.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn Marie, and their daughter Paige Marie. He is also survived by his mother, Peggy Boecking; two brothers, Steven Lewallen and Eric Lewallen; his sister, Julie Boecking-Rowell; as well as his mother-in-law, Carolann Bronko; his sisters-in-law, Kelly Galindo, Tracie VanKeulen, Joyce Lewallen, and Cyndy Lewallen; his brothers-in-law Clint Rowell, Anthony Galindo, and Brian VanKeulen; and his nephews and nieces Tristen Lewallen, Nicholas Lewallen, Sophia VanKeulen, and Saffron Galindo.
Funeral services will take place at Horan & McConaty in Arvada on Thursday, June 29th at 11 am. A reception will held following the service and then those wishing to do so can join us at Mount Olivet Cemetery for burial services. More information regarding services and locations, along with a place to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences for Mark’s family can be found at https://www.horancares.com/obituaries/david-lewallen .