Mark Sessions Welch, son of Louis Jay and Carol Welch, passed away quietly Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Cody at the age of 46. Mark was born in Lovell on March 21, 1972. He was the youngest of seven children.
Mark lived in Cowley and went to Cowley Elementary school until moving to Utah with his parents in 1984. He then attended Bennion Junior High School and Taylorsville High School where he made many good friends, including another brother of heart, Todd Stewart. He and Todd had many odd jobs together.
Another job Mark had was a cook in Park City, Utah, where he discovered his love of cooking and appreciation of good food. Mark went on to be a finish carpenter and a superintendent of construction for Jacobson’s Construction. At one time, he was the superintendent over four jobs in Denver. He worked in several states including Alaska, Washington, Colorado, Nevada and Utah. Mark also loved helping people. We are still finding out how many he did help in all the areas that he lived.
Mark loved the outdoors, especially anything involving riding motorcycles. He spent many weekends at the sand dunes riding. There were only a few people that could beat him up to the top. He loved kickboxing, archery, and guns.
Mark is survived by his parents, Louis Jay and Carol Welch; siblings, Debra (Craig) Forbush, Louis Gary Welch, Wendell (Heidi) Welch, Nancy (Bert) Nazer, Tracey (Brad) Haskell and Terri (Dusty) Brosious. He has 20 nieces and nephews, with 26 great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his niece, Wendy Forbush.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Cowley LDS Church. Burial will be in the Cowley Cemetery.