Mark Allen Craddock

April 17, 1960June 30, 2019

Mark Allen Craddock, 59, of Grand Junction, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 30, 2019. He was born in Pueblo on April 17, 1960, to Elizabeth and Al Craddock. Both preceded him in death. Surviving family includes his adult children, Ysenne and Galen Craddock; sisters Karen (Mike) Waters and Trisha (Dan) Pryor, and brother Steve Craddock; close friends Beverly (Comerer) Craddock and Richie Bottinelli; and many other relatives and friends. Mark's lifelong passion was bouldering, technical climbing, and ice climbing around the Western Slope. He was the youngest person to climb the Painted Wall of the Black Canyon as a Montrose High student with his mentor Rusty Bailey. Mark's professional passion was teaching. After graduating from Western State College, he began his career as a social studies teacher in Montrose and the Denver area. He earned a master's degree in special education from the University of Northern Colorado and taught at R5 High School in Grand Junction for many years. Many students and their parents credit Mark for providing the educational support and career guidance they needed to graduate and succeed. A private family memorial is planned. Those who wish may contribute in Mark's name to the Salvation Army of Grand Junction.


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Sally Larson-Macarelli

July 6, 2019

So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My memories of your brother was many years back when we were in grade school. I know you have and will cherish all your memories of him in your heart forever. ❤️