Mark Aaron Roberts, 1942-2020 passed away on Saturday November 28, 2020, born in Spokane, WA at Sacred Heart Hospital, went to school at Valley Fort in Washington. Met his love of his life Mary Vivian Martinez Roberts in Utah where they were married June 25, 1965 and settled down in Herriman, Utah. worked at Kennecott Copper Mine for 10 years then Utah State Prison where he was a Captain at the time of his retirement after 23 years. After retirement, he decided to go truck driving for Mergenthaler Trucking for another 10 years before he truly retired.

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He enjoyed fishing, camping, riding 4wheelers, hunting, boating in Strawberry and Lake Powell with his wife and 4 girls and all the grandkids. He loved to travel with his wife where they visited many places around the USA. He finally settled down in La Paz Valley, AZ for the winter months and then they traveled back to Utah Don't expect everyone to understand your journey especially if they have never had to walk your path to be with his girls and grandchildren.

Parents: Luciano and Esmeralda Martinez, Guy and Geri Rowley. Mark and Mary Vivian enjoyed 55 glorious years together, having 4 daughters and 13 grand kids and 9 great grand kids. Mark had 3 other girls prior to marrying Mary Vivian with 9 grand kids.

We would like to thanks Debbie and Dawn from the hospice from Parker AZ they were the best at the last of Mark's life. They were our angels.

At this time there will be no funeral due to COVID. We will do a celebration of life summer of 2021


  • Survived By
  • Mary Vivian Roberts, Wife
  • Michelle (Jason) Thompson, Daughter
  • Debbie (Mike) Ernest, Daughter
  • Yvette (Kenny) Allen, Daughter
  • Traci (Troy) Dansie, Daughter
  • Shirley (Dan) Kiddo, Daughter
  • Debbie (Duane) Groom, Daughter
  • Susan (Mike) McCullough, Daughter
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Luciano Martinez, Father-in-Law
  • Esmeralda Martinez, Mother-in-Law
  • Harry L Martinez, Brother-in-Law
  • Kenny Allen, Son-in-Law
  • Guy Rowley, Father
  • Geri Rowley, Mother
  • Mike Rowley, Brother

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Dec 10, 2020

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Spokane,, Washington


Lapaz Valley, Arizona





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God Bless all my he R.I.P. HUGS & KISSES I'll keep U All in my prayers be safe

Daniel & Jeanette (Cordova) King , Riverton, UT, US Dec 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Cousin Mark ♥️💚♥️

We Love You

Mary Henry , Salt Lake City , UT, US Dec 12, 2020

We first met 6 years ago in Arizona

So sorry for your loss

Ralph and Janet Pauley , Wauseon, OH, US Dec 12, 2020

My husband Don and Mark so enjoyed Geo cashing together on their 4 wheelers

Nancy Seve , Sparks , NV, US Dec 11, 2020

I met Mark on a tour of the prison while I was going through the preservice academy and he gave me the best advice I ever received. I was lucky enough to see Mark shortly before he retired. May Mark rest in peace and may our Lord, his Mother Mary, all the saints and angels comfort his loved ones during their time of need.

Malcolm Channon , salt lake city, UT, US Dec 11, 2020

What an awesome, larger than life man. I never imagined a world without him. You will be missed terribly by your family and friends! Love you!!!

Sue Bailey , Marysville, WA, US Dec 11, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Mark. My deepest condolences to you & family during these difficult times.

Nadine Michael , WVC, UT, US Dec 11, 2020

Viv, not sure of you remember me but I worked with Mark for years back in the 80s. He was a good man and good mentor. He will be missed.

Greg Jacquart , Laverkin, UT, US Dec 11, 2020