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Mark

Mark Ival Hunsaker

Mark Ival Hunsaker

, age 68, of Gilbert was born at Williams Air Force Base in 1954, to James Ival Hunsaker and Glenna Lee Knight.

He grew up in Gilbert

/

Chandler

,

graduated from Gilbert High School

,

and

was involved in farming activities for many years as a young man.

He worked

as an electrician and truck driver

for a number of years

until

joining the team at the

General Motors Desert Proving Ground

at age 30

. He

was an expert

driver of

highspeed

vehicles

and a

well-respected

teacher of

CDL classes.

In 1986 Mark

married his

dear wife

Kayleen in Eagar, Arizona

.  A few years later

in 1989 they were

sealed

for Time and all Eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple.

For 36 wonderful years they built a family and a life together

guided

by his quiet example as a kind, loving, and gentle

husband, father, helpmeet, and faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.

In

1996,

he

began working for the

Town of Gilbert

for

Garbage Services

.

From there, h

e went on to retire

as a Supervisor

for Environmental Services i

n November 2021 after 25 years with the town.

He loved

and was beloved of

all the people he worked with and

routinely

spoke highly of them

even outside of work

.

H

e found his greatest

joy in working and laboring to better himself and those around him.  If there was a job to be done, Mark would find it, finish it and

resolutely

move on before most even noticed he was there in the first place.

He loved all babies and

every one

of his grandchildren

.

He

is

a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints and loved serving.

He spent many years serving in Scouting and served in the Bishopric when he lived in Johnson Ranch.

Some of h

is favorite times were serving

the

S

aints of the

Gila

Indian

Reservation

from 2012-2017.

He is survived by his sons, their wives and their children:

Brett

and

Lisa Buyack, their eight children—Alana, Addy, Allden, Alydia, Anden, Alexander, Ammon

,

and

Amber.

Tim

and

Jenn Hunsaker and their son Jax.

Aaron

and

Christen Buyack, their five children—Patsy, Monroe, Pearl, Ruby

,

and

Lola

.

Kyle

and

Theresa Hunsaker, their six children—Dusty, Layna, Kilynne, Raif, Gage

,

and

Faith.

He

was

pre

ceded

in

death

by his son Chad Buyack

wh

o

is

survived by his

wife Melania

and

daughter

,

Jewel

.

He is survived by

his

surrogate son

Matthew

and

his wife Bella Frazier and their six children Alisia, Malia, Aubri, Paul, Daniel

,

and

Luke.

He

was

also preceded in death

by his step mother

,

Pat Boord Hunsaker.

Other

surviv

ing family members include

his father, James Hunsaker of Ohio, mother, Glenna Shepler of Apache Junction

,

his three sisters Leanora Cotter, Holly

and

Art Chavez

,

and Shawna

and

Roy Winters

,

brother Perry

and

Brenda Hunsaker

and

half-brother Charlie Scheibe

, and

his step-sister Lynne

and

Darrel Frost.

He also has

many nieces and nephews

who will miss him dearly

.

And there are also many other things which Mark did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.

This is a quote that I found that could be attributed to

Mark

in every way applicable.

“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid… He is the hero, he is everything.

He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man.

He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it.

He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.”



Raymond Chandler

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