Father, Husband, and Friend Mark Hendricks, age 60, passed
away at home on May 2nd surrounded with love by
his family after losing a 4 year battle with cancer. Mark
was a fighter, who lived and loved fiercely.
His perseverance allowed him to live 3 years past his
expectation, as he fought with peace, love, and grace.
Mark was born in
Stayton, Oregon on March 27th, 1960, to Bill
Hendricks and Marge (Hendricks) Schmidt and grew up in
Sublimity with his two brothers and sister. Mark went on to
marry the love of his life, Kathy Lucas on October 14th
1989 where they raised a family of their own, with 4
children Nikki, Dustin, Tara, and Stephanie.
from Stayton High School in 1978 and went on to pursue his
dream to become a Diesel Mechanic. Following in his fathers footsteps, he started his own
business in 1982 in Stayton – Hendricks Truck and Diesel
his business grew, so did his need for a bigger space to
support the greater community, and he moved to his new shop
in December 1998. Mark
retired in April 2015, but his legacy lives on in the strong
business that still supports his community to this day.
Mark had an
unbelievable drive, and was truly one of the strongest
people those who knew him had ever met. Mark left an impression on everyone around him, living to
the fullest and believing
that life was meant to make memories, work hard, and
above all have fun. To
say he loved to fish is an understatement.
It was where he felt at peace, and loved to share
that experience with everyone around him.
From the Ocean to the rivers, him and his wife spent
every moment they could catching fish, crabbing, and sharing
the experience with their friends, kids, and teaching their
hobbies expanded beyond the boat, and he also enjoyed the
freedom of riding Four Wheelers and Harleys, side by side
with his wife and family.
It’s because of him the family continues to enjoy
these things today and brings everyone together, believing
that the family that plays together, stays together.
Retirement suited him well as he was able to pursue
these passions, but being active and giving back was
something he always did.
When he was younger he loved spending time with his
family at Detroit Lake, hunting with friends, or
snowmobiling in the backcountry. Even in his personal life,
his legacy lives on in the community, as Mark also helped
clear the ground and founded the Sublimity Harvest Festival.
In 2016 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for
the 46 years of commitment he had dedicated.
Mark is survived
by his wife, Kathy and Children Nikki, Dustin, Tara, Jared
and Stephanie Winters.
As well as grandchildren Allison, Lacy, Maya, and
siblings Karen and (Ralph) Perlich, Jeff, Craig and
(Michelle) Hendricks. His
parents Marge and (Art) Schmidt.
Step Mom Eldora Hendricks.
Mark joins his Father Bill Hendricks, in heaven.
wish safety and health to all, so in light of current
circumstances a service will be held at a later date.
We’d like to thank Oregon Oncology and Willamette
Hospice for the continued support.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to
Willamette Valley Hospice or Sublimity Harvest Festival.
Assisting family is North Santiam