Mark Douglas Maxwell (1959-2017)

Mark Douglas Maxwell (1959-2017)

Mark Douglas Maxwell, 58 years old, beloved dad, grandpa, brother and friend passed away at his residence in Kasilof, Alaska on November 10, 2017. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held December 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Elkins Golf Course.
Mark Douglas Maxwell was born March 25, 1959 at Santa Paula Hospital. He graduated Fillmore Union High School in 1977, where he was president of the Future Farmers of America and was very active raising market swine.
He was on the varsity tennis team and played football his freshmen year.
Mark married Tammie Barthel in 1982 and they had two children, daughter Jennifer and son James (J.D.). Mark worked in the oil fields in and around Coalinga, CA until he joined the Department of Corrections and graduated from the course in early 1988. He retired from the state in 2009, and lived life and enjoyed retirement by doing what he loved, hunting, fishing and golfing. Mark enjoyed traveling and especially visiting his grandkids, Julieanna and Maxwell (his namesake) in Tennessee. He moved to Kasilof, Alaska in 2013 to be near his brother Todd and to enjoy God’s country, as he would say.
Mark is preceded in death by his mother, Jalaine Helms, grandmother Mildred Dewey, grandfather Franklin Dewey and his aunt Helen Powell.
He is survived by his daughter Jennifer and her husband Danny, their children Julieanna and Maxwell, by his son James (J.D.), his brother Todd, his uncle Bill and wife Ellen, nieces Cathy and Kris and their children, his two dogs Sissy and Marbles, and numerous friends who lived near and far. Max, as he was called, was well loved and adored by his family and friends. He will forever be missed and never forgotten.