Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory

2515 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, CO


Mark Robert Ashburn

December 19, 1961March 16, 2020

Mark R. Ashburn of Fruita, CO, affectionately known as Boo Boo by his family, was found dead on Monday, March 16, 2020 at his home in Fruita, CO. He was 58. Mark was born on December 19, 1961 in Gunnison, CO and lived in Fruita for 30 years where he graduated from Fruita Monument High School. Mark was a longtime employee of Waste Management. He enjoyed fast cars, working on car engines, drawing, and as a child he loved animals. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ora Lee Ashburn. He is survived by his sister, Lori Sparks and her significant other, Lloyd Delgado of Grand Junction, CO; nieces, Ashley Grimes and husband, Dimitri of Westminster, CO and Kailee Ochoa and husband, Filomeno of Grand Junction, CO; nephew, Alan Sparks and his significant other, Amber Nicole Wyatt of Grand Junction, CO; great-nieces, Mischa, Khloe, Esmahlee, Zarie, and Vhaiy, all of Grand Junction, CO; great-nephews, Gabriel, Malachi, Braydon, Fabian, Josiah, and Raylend, all of Grand Junction, CO; and his former brother-in-law, Alan Sparks, Sr. Mark is also survived by the extended family members of the Hart and Ashburn families. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita, CO at 2pm.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 28, 2020


Mark Robert Ashburn

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Marcel Hearlson

March 25, 2020

We new each other and work together for 25 30 years going to miss you hope your driving a Harley in stead of a trash truck in heaven love you man God bless let the Angels comfort you

Lori Sparks

March 24, 2020

I will miss you I love you your sister Lori

Kathy Harden

March 19, 2020

Gone to soon Mark, you will be missed.

Bill Farris

March 19, 2020

Mark, Rest In Peace Brother