Mark Yunker CJ169

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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2015, 09:00:36 AM »
I can't say enough about how sad I am to lose Mark.  He was the toughest competitor and a good friend.  I was in his last race and I was driving his old boat.  We all had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner on the beach on Thursday night and Mark cooked two turkeys.  Good memories from that...

I just got off the phone with his Dad, Jerry and he asked me to post the information on the services for Mark.  The viewing and service will be held on Sunday, December 13 at the Evans-Brown Mortuary in Sun City, CA.  Viewing at 12:00 with the service at 3:00.  The address is: 27010 Encanto Dr, Sun City, CA.  Take the McCall exit off the 215 and it is in sight of the freeway.  All friends and racers welcome.

With deep sadness and Love.
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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2015, 09:06:18 AM »
Thanks for sharing that info Shirl.
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2015, 09:11:11 AM »
Thanks for sharing that info Shirl.

X2. Thank you sir.

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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2015, 09:39:57 AM »
I can't say enough about how sad I am to lose Mark.  He was the toughest competitor and a good friend.  I was in his last race and I was driving his old boat.  We all had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner on the beach on Thursday night and Mark cooked two turkeys.  Good memories from that...

I just got off the phone with his Dad, Jerry and he asked me to post the information on the services for Mark.  The viewing and service will be held on Sunday, December 13 at the Evans-Brown Mortuary in Sun City, CA.  Viewing at 12:00 with the service at 3:00.  The address is: 27010 Encanto Dr, Sun City, CA.  Take the McCall exit off the 215 and it is in sight of the freeway.  All friends and racers welcome.

With deep sadness and Love.
Shirl Dickey
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Yes, thank you for posting that. For the ease of things Here is a map and just plug in your location.

I know it would mean a lot to my family and Mark if we packed that place up with all of his racing family and friends.
RIP Mark Yunker
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« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2015, 08:36:40 AM »
Hello again all,
I put up a rough version of Mark's Memorial Site and invite you all to visit. There is still a lot more content that needs to be added, but the base functionality of the site is there. I created a "Wall" where you can go and write a letter to Mark to store it in the "cloud", post you feelings, or whatever you wish to say.

Thank you all again.
RIP Mark Yunker
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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2015, 05:25:02 AM »
Well, yesterday was Mark's service and keeping the circumstances in mind, it was a huge success. And I would personally like to thank everyone here for their continued support for us (especially for Kelsy and Kendyl).

I met a few people from the CJ racing community yesterday and wish that it was for another event like a race or something but unfortunately it was not :( I look back and am thinking to myself that it is easy to say Mark has touched a lot of people, which I know he did, but after walking up to the podium to support Kendyl during her eulogy and looking into the crowd, I think that a lot is a massive understatement.

I remember the day that all of us went to the mortuary to scope it out and we had asked what the capacity of the Chapel was. Justin (the gentleman we spoke to) quoted us ~200 with a little wiggle room for more. Well, there was quite a few people standing around in the back, outside, and along the walls. My mother, Kendyl, and myself were even sharing some seats.

The reason I am telling you this is because this is probably only a fraction of the people that Mark touched, and in turn touched Mark. And as Kendyl put it, he would have loved all the attention he was getting.

I am posting an image of Mark's rig that he drove. He wasnt only about high power boats, but someone from PRS was kind enough to show tribute by hooking up his piece of equipment and bringing down to the mortuary. He not only kicked ass in racing and bowling but also kicked assphalt.

Again, thank you all for your support over the weeks deep down from the bottom of my heart.
RIP Mark Yunker
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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2015, 06:30:55 AM »
Kyle,

I made the trek down from Vegas to attend the ceremony. The turnout was awesome. Even some of the guys from Idaho came down. The venue was so packed, there was no standing room even in the front lobby. I loved the amount of people who showed up to support. Firing up his boat back at his house was very touching and put a huge knot in my stomach. Mark was a great guy and loved by many. Thank you and your family for making it possible for everyone to attend!
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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2015, 06:43:49 AM »
I really appreciate that Brad. People like you and the ones that come from other states for a Sunday service that take this to another level of gratitude. In all honesty, I think it turned out perfect just from the large amount of people that showed their respects for such a great man. Just like "Good" Mark said, there are no words that can describe who he was. All you had to do was spend 5 minutes with him to see what he was like.
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« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2015, 02:35:09 PM »
I didn't come from out of state but we drove in and paid our respects. My fiancÚ and myself have known mark for a couple of years and this was something I didn't want to miss. Like Brad mentioned starting his boat in front of his house gave me goose bumps and a huge knot in my stomach. I was standing there thinking to myself that any moment Mark would be there laughing and telling jokes, well he was there in sprit. I think everyone felt that. I was standing in the back during the service and saw a picture of Mark and myself at the sand bar at Aha Quin and I still couldn't believe why we were all there. Mark was and is a great man. He will be missed greatly by me and my family. Thank you to the whole family that made this possible for everyone to celebrate marks life.

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