Mark Lee Miner passed away at the age of 70 on December 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born the youngest of 3 on March 16, 1948 to Amos and Juanita (Morris) Miner in Roseburg, Oregon. At the age of 10 he moved with his family to The Dalles when is father purchased a radiator shop. He attended Wahtonka High School where he met his high school sweetheart Sally Buehner and graduated in 1966. On September 11, 1967 he signed up for the Army. After Basic Training, he was stationed in Fort Lee VA for advanced training. In the spring of 1968 while home on leave Mark and Sally were married on March 1st and recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. They were stationed in Illesheim Germany for a year before he was transferred to Fort Lewis, Washington. After 3 years of service he and Sally moved to Rowena and then later to Mosier where they built a home to raise their two children. They moved to The Dalles, Oregon in 1991.
He began his career with the United States Postal Service in October 1970 and for the next 36 years worked as a mail carrier in Hood River, OR. After he retired and enjoyed a couple of years off, he started a part time job at the Optimist Printers where he spent the next 15 years running press, maintenance, doing deliveries and anything else that he was asked to complete. If there was a task that needed to be done he was the first in line making it happen. He was a key piece of the puzzle in the day to day operation and the relocation of the business in 2012. Mark enjoyed fishing and hunting but stopped hunting as he grew older because of his love of animals. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking, wind surfing, and riding his Harley.
His greatest love in life was the time he spent with is family. He was preceded in death by his parents (Amos and Juanita Miner), and his father-in-law (Edward Buehner). He is survived by his wife Sally (Buehner) Miner (The Dalles, OR), son Corey Miner and daughter-in-law Jenifer (Kuna, ID), daughter Angie Miner Herriges and son-in-law Matt (The Dalles, OR), a sister Judi Miner McKinney (Delta, BC), a brother Dennis Miner and sister-in-law Anna (Skamania, WA), Grandchildren Zach Miner, Abi Herriges, Megan Miner, Ellie Trujillo, several in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews, and his faithful dog Charlie.
A Catholic Mass and graveside service will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in The Dalles on Saturday December 29 at 11:30 AM. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 PM at the St. Peter's Catholic Church Parish Center. All who knew him are welcome to attend either or both services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be given in the form of donations to Home at Last Humane Society in The Dalles, or to ReelRecovery.org
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