OBITUARY

Mark Anthony Munguia

July 16, 1963May 4, 2019

Mark Anthony Munguia passed away after an extended battle with cancer on May 4, 2019. Mark is survived by his mother, Rita Ana Lopez (Luis), father, Anthony Reyes Munguia (Analyn), and siblings Martin (Sara), Marie and Michael, as well as numerous loving family members and friends.

Mark loved life, music and sports, and was an avid Mariners, Seahawks and Sounders fan. For many years, he played softball and pool, and met many of his close friends through those activities. He worked in the Bellevue School District Human Resource office for 20 years and touched many district employees' lives.

Mark strongly valued family, and kept in close contact with cousins, siblings, nephews and nieces. He often accompanied his mother and stepfather to BINGO on Sundays.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Memories

Mark Anthony Munguia

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Kelli Chandler

May 15, 2019

Mark – thank you for coming into my life and being my friend when I was having a difficult time. We had fun together many times, good food at great restaurants, movies, listening to comedy at Hawkeyes in Lake Stevens, teaching me to play poker at Tulalip casino, going to a Halloween party, hanging out at my house making fun of my nosy neighbor. Though there was never anything serious between us you were always very kind to me and watched from afar while I’ve dated men that were no good for me and picking up the pieces and cheering me up when I got my heart broken. Though I haven’t seen you in a few years I remember the last time I saw you and we had great Mexican food and you congratulated me on my upcoming marriage and told me what a beautiful bride I was afterwards when you saw the pictures. You were a very special man and will be missed very much.

Grant Ewing

May 15, 2019

Dear Munguia Family

My name is Grant Ewing and like many others Mark held a special place in our hearts. He was an old friend that sadly we hadn't seen in many years. We were unaware of his condition and his passing has come as a terrible shock to us. Our little group involved a set of friends from the former Longs Drugs Stores. We all loved being one of Marks friends. He had a most wonderful gentle fun way about himself. He was always kind, generous and had such a great sense of humor. My wife and I cared for Mark very much and we are so sorry to hear of his struggle. Our deepest condolences for the loss of your family member. We will keep his memory in our hearts and will always aspire to be kind, gentle and fun people in his honor
My Deepest Sympathies

Grant and Andrea Ewing

Sharon Howard

May 15, 2019

Mark worked with me and for me in the Human Resources Department of the Bellevue School District. He was a great colleague, always willing to do more than his part and always cheerful and a pleasure to know. His interest is sports has been mentioned, but one other of his talents and interests, that I especially loved, was his excellent cooking. He brought in great dishes for office potlucks and other events. I have been retired for years, yet I still use and treasure recipes that were Mark's.

My deepest sympathies to his family and his coworkers.

Sharon Howard,
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
and General Counsel - Retired

Helen Boyer

May 10, 2019

I worked with Mark at the Bellevue School District. I was fortunate that Mark was one of the persons who had a role in welcoming and onboarding me when I transitioned to a position in the Central Office. I had a meeting with him in which he helped me understand various administrative matters. Job transitioning can be stressful. Mark was the most amazingly kind and calming person. He skillfully answered all my questions, and went far beyond providing information--he was reassuring and warm, and inspired my confidence that everything was going to work out ok. I always enjoyed seeing him around the office, and continued to be impressed by his calm, kind, relaxed, and friendly way of dealing with people. He will be greatly missed.
My deepest condolences to his family, and peace to his memory.