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Tooele, Utah- A fun-loving, sincere and passionate man passed away on January 28, 2018. Alan Lynn Marks was born May 15, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana to Clarence Marks and Emma Baggett Lyons. He graduated in 1968 from New Haven High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana and served in the United States Army for 5 years which included two tours in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. He moved to Salt Lake City in 1973 where he later married Diana Perry Marks in 1979. He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2005 where he was later sealed to Diana in the Salt Lake Temple in 2007. Alan was a dedicated and hardworking employee at Dugway Proving Ground as a Supervisor of Utilities and in Logistics before his retirement in 2012.
He loved the Lord and enjoyed serving others. He served in several positions in his ward and stake and would do anything for his loved ones. Alan was a loving husband, father, and grandfather that constantly delivered a good laugh. He was also a lover of many sports and was particularly a major fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the New York Yankees, and Minnesota Vikings. He was recently able to go to New York City last fall with his son and grandson to fulfill a bucket list item by going to a Yankees game. He especially loved his Corvettes and had many fun trips with the Corvette Club of Utah.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Ron Marks, and sister, Peggy Eminger. Alan is survived by his wife Diana; children Kamille Gould, James (Heidi), and Scott; grandchildren Michael, Allie, Madi, and Sophie; siblings Wayne (Nancy) and Pamela (Ray) Phelan; many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may visit for viewing at Tate Mortuary 110 S. Main, Tooele, Utah from 6-8:00pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 12 o’clock noon, Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Skyline Tooele Ward, 777 Skyline Drive, Tooele, Utah with a viewing from 10:30-11:30am. Burial services will follow at the Tooele City Cemetery 361 S. 100 E., Tooele, Utah. In lieu of flowers, Alan would appreciate donations to the Humane Society of Utah.