On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Mark Lyn Lewallen, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away in an airplane accident in Camas, Washington at the age of 69.
Mark was born on July 15, 1951 on the kitchen table of his home in Appleton, Washington to Donald and Jodean Lewallen. On December 29, 1976 he married Charlene Younger. They raised a son, Mark Jr. He later remarried Sandra Tunison on April 7, 2012.
He received an Electronics degree at Clackamas Community College before serving in the US Navy on the USS Oriskany from 1971-1975. Following that he worked as an HVAC sheet metal worker and then was involved in dredging the Columbia River. From 1978-1980 he worked on the maintenance cranes at the Bonneville dam. He then worked at Winco as a grocery store technician for the rest of his career.
Mark had a passion for flying. He saw his first BT13 at the age of 4, announced that he wants it, and fulfilled his lifelong dream in 2012 at the age of 60. His plane, nicknamed “The Mistress” and various vintage cars including a Model A and 1934 Ford were among his strongest passions. He also enjoyed sailing the Columbia. He was known for his generous nature, love of life, and infectious smile.
Mark was preceded in death by a young son Charles, his first wife Charlene and a step sister Gaye Beené. He is survived by his wife Sandra (68), son Mark (40) and Crystal Lewallen, step-daughter Rebecca Perala, grandchildren Tacye (6) and Carson (3).
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1st, 10:00am at Riverview Abbey Funeral Home on Taylors Ferry Road, with interment at Oregon City Mountain View Cemetery at 11:30am.
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