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 Our kind, loving, hardworking and very handsome Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandfather, Mark Bybee, 82, passed peacefully away in his sleep in the early morning hours of May 3, 2017.


Mark along with his twin sister Mary (deceased) was born July 6, 1934 in Tropic, Utah to Levi Marion and Ella Riding Bybee. Mark is the 12th child of 14 children which included two sets of twins. Mark married his eternal companion Chloeen Callister November 7, 1957 in the Manti LDS Temple.


Mark was born and raised in Tropic, Utah where he was taught the value of hard work in the family orchard and gardens. Later in his life when he lived in Monroe, Utah, he and Chloeen had a large orchard and gardens that they shared with family and friends. He graduated from Tropic High School in 1952 and worked in the saw mill, then worked at Bryce Canyon Lodge as a bell hop and in the cafeteria. Mark later served an LDS mission in the Great Lakes Mission. After returning from his mission he served in the Army at Fort Mammoth, New Jersey for two years as a crypto security instructor from 1958-1960. He graduated BS from Utah State University, MS from University of Utah and MBA from BYU. Mark retired from the State of Utah as manager of Panquitch Office of Work Force Services.


Mark enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, coaching football and basketball, reading, dutch oven cooking, and growing the best apples in Monroe. He served in the Branch Presidency in Eatontown, New Jersey and enjoyed serving in scouting and young men’s. While living in Monroe he served as President of the Monroe Lions Club.


Mark is survived by his loving wife Chloeen of Enoch, Utah. His children Stan (Kim) of Anchorage, AK, Shiree (Steve) Johnson of Elsinore, UT, and Zane (LuKae) Bybee of Enoch, UT. His siblings, Giovanna (Lyndon) Sudweeks of Panquitch and Sandra (Terry) Ward of Magna. Along with 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his sons Eric Shane and Ashley Clair Bybee. His parents, Levi and Ella Bybee, and his siblings; June Bybee, Walden (Laura) Bybee, Jean (Carl) Syrett, Clive (Thelma) Bybee, Cyrel Bybee, Levi (Edith) Bybee, Ella Gast, Clyde (Della) Bybee, Erma (Michael) Clarke, Enra (William) Casebolt and Mary (Daryl) Shumway.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Tropic LDS Ward in Tropic, UT. A viewing will be held prior to the services on Saturday at the Church from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will be in the Tropic City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.


Special thanks for the loving service from The Meadows Assisted Living, Brookdale Assisted Living, BeeHive Homes, Zion’s Way Hospice and Dr. Brett Robbins.


Due to allergies, please do not send flowers.