Mark Leland Browder

January 18, 1957November 27, 2018

Mark Leland Browder January 18, 1957 - November 27, 2018 Mark Leland Browder was born on January 18,1957 in Bakersfield, California to Jerald and June Browder (May). On November 27, 2018 Mark was called home by our Heavenly Father. Mark attended West High School, graduating with the class of 1975, where he played football and made many lifelong friendships. After graduation he moved to Hawaii to pursue his favorite hobby of surfing. From there he moved to New York to study communications before finally returning to Bakersfield to help run the family businesses. He married and started his own family, raising his daughter along with three stepchildren with whom he created unforgettable memories. He joined the California Department of Corrections as a Peace Officer in 1987 and retired with an accomplished career. Mark was a loving father and friend to many who was best known for his infectious laugh, sense of humor, generosity and kind heart. He always had a story to tell and always insisted on having "one more beer," which no one could refuse. In his spare time Mark enjoyed working on cars, running his golf cart business, attending various concerts, shows, races and dining with his friends. Mark is preceded in death by his father Jerald Browder, stepfather Gerald May, mother June May, and brother Steven Browder. He is survived by his daughter Cassidy Browder, brothers Greg and Jerry Browder, longtime girlfriend Rocki Dailey-Webb, stepchildren Destani Boswell, Tabitha Jones, Joshua Jones and his beloved dog Layla. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside memorial services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, California. Reception to follow.


  • Graveside Service Monday, December 10, 2018

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Jerry Herder

December 9, 2018

As Steve Lee mentioned I remember Mark from grade school through high school and West High Viking football days. Although I lived a few blocks away on Belle Terrace, the kids on Bianchi Way and around Curran JHS were always playing sports and enjoying life together. I will always remember Mark as smiling and ready to laugh and although we lost touch when I moved away to school we talked at many reunions and Mark was as friendly as I remembered him back in the day.

Steve Lee

December 1, 2018

So sad to hear of the passing of my childhood friend. I have many fond memories with Mark and Steve growing up together on Bianchi Way. Our street was full of young families raising their kids. It was a kid’s utopia, so much fun.
I can’t imagine a better childhood than the one we all enjoyed... the Sakowski boys, Jeff Johnson, the Rassmussens and Mark and his brothers. We were close in those days and I remember being devastated when the family moved to the country.

I recall the Browder boys always having smiles and enjoying life. Saw Mark at our high school reunions and was glad to see he had a successful life.

Mark, like Steven, will be missed. They were good people. My heart goes out to the family. RIP Cud.