OBITUARY

Luther Mark Edwards

January 26, 1961January 5, 2019

Mark Edwards, 57, of Dacono, Colorado died January 5, 2019 at St. Anthony North Hospital. He was born January 26, 1961 in Denver, Colorado to Karoline (Kessler) and Alvin Edwards. Following his high school graduation, he went on to receive an associate’s degree as a paralegal. After deciding that being a paralegal was something he didn’t want to do, Mark obtained his CDL and became an over the road truck driver. After about 5 years of that, he began working in construction, specifically the concrete industry. For the last 37 years, we was a mixer driver, batchman and dispatcher. He was employed at Bestway Concrete for the last 12 years. On July 10. 2010 Mark married Karen Reit, and gained 2 beautiful daughters as well. Mark’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with his family, cruising, traveling, taking drives in the mountains, playing pool and “going up the hill”. Surviving are his wife Karen Edwards of Dacono, his daughters Elizabeth Molzof (Adam) of San Antonio, TX and Tiffany Edwards (Drew Montoya) of Westminster and his grandchildren Lauren, Tysen, Audia and Ryan, his step-dad or “Dad” Alex Rodriguez of Dacono, CO and his sister Penny Benigno (Bruce) of Broomfield, CO and 2 nieces. He was preceeded in death by his mother. Cremation has been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Howe Mortuary Chapel in Longmont.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Luther Mark Edwards

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Penny Benigno

January 12, 2019

What can I say, he was my only sibling and I loved him dearly. One of the best memories was when he came out to upstate NY after my first year of grad school and drove home with me that summer back to Colorado so I wouldn’t have to do it alone. We stopped in KY to see our family there and had a wonderful time visiting with our relatives which we never saw very much but I can say we loved so much. When we were in Kansas we some how got turned around and didn’t realize it for probably more than an hour that we were going the wrong way ... East instead of West, so heading farther from CO instead of closer - UGHH! Also, we saw signs for hundreds of miles to come see the worlds largest prairie dog. Of course we had to stop after seeing the signs for hours.... it was a paper mache 20 foot high prairie dog that was so comical we laughed and laughed. I love you Mark and will miss you and just know that you were my best friend when I really needed one growing up. Xoxoxo

Elaine Paul

January 11, 2019

Mark was an all around nice guy. He became a friend the first time we met him.
Although we didn't get to spend a lot of time with you and Mark, we always had a good time when we did We especially enjoyed our visit with you in Colorado and the laughs and smack talk during our "pool competitions".
Karen, Mark was the best thing that happened to you and the girls. Together you made a complete family that you both needed and wanted.
Mark was a loving, kind, generous, and happy man. He will be greatly missed!

Carol Reit

January 11, 2019

Mark was the most loving, compassionate and fun person anyone would want for their daughter and grandchildren. He loved Karen and the girls unconditionally, the girls were his children and family. He would always tell me he didn’t want to visit Wisconsin in the winter because of the cold and snow. Whenever I see Denver’s weather is worse than ours i rub it in unmercifully. He also loved cheese, so any time I needed to make points all I had to do was send him his favorite aged cheddar! He will be dearly missed. RIP Son!

Jo Jenneman

January 10, 2019

Sending all the love I have been able to gather up. SO glad you had 10 years of knowing what it was like to be truly loved by one man.

Elaine Paul

January 10, 2019

Cherish the memories. Mark was a special guy who shared his love easily.

Sandy Moore

January 9, 2019

Mark was a very kind and caring person that loved his family so so much! I am so happy he got to have extended family that meant so much and brought him crazy joy. The world was a better place because of him.

Dee Halestad

January 9, 2019

Your family was so fortunate to have Mark for all the happiness he brought to all of you, so live on all the wonderful memories and happy years he's brought to you all.

Wendy and Dean Witt

January 9, 2019

I don't even know what to say? I'm so sorry for your loss. Mark definitely was one of the best. Sending you and the girls lots of hugs and prayers. Cherish all the fun times you two shared. Love you!

Pam Dubiel

January 9, 2019

I have quite a few fond memories of Mark. But what will always stand out to me is how happy he made my best friend. He treated her kids like they were his own. He was always so nice to me - and we shared many laughs. He introduced me to green chili - as he knew how I liked spicy food. Each time I visited him and Karen, they took me to a Mexican restaurant. He is going to be missed dearly - I will never forget him or his calm, gentle personality.

linda nichols

January 8, 2019

When Mark was very young, he and Penny came to Kentucky for a visit. I guess they had never seen fire flies or what we in Kentucky calls lighting bugs. They were really fascinated by them. Sorry we can not make the trip but know that all of the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda Akers Nichols.