Mark Thomas Wickham of Detroit Michigan passed away in the early morning hours of September 17, 2021 surrounded by family and his good friend Ron. Mark was born in Pocatello, Idaho on November 2, 1959 to Robert James and Barbara Joyce Bettridge Wickham.
After a lifetime of many health challenges, he is free from the limitations of his mortal body and hopefully celebrating his transition to the next life. He was a fighter and worked to do his best with what he was given with a cheerful heart for almost 62 years.
Mark grew up in Salt Lake City with eight siblings and many friends. He moved to Michigan In the late 1970's, first to Flint and then to Detroit.
Mark was cheerful, grateful and kind. He enjoyed the simple things of life, like a good meal. He was proud of his accomplishments to be clean for 37 years with the help of his sponsor, mentors and friends. We are grateful for his many caregivers and friends who became his family.
Mark is survived by five of his siblings: Carolee (Bruce Pyper), Joyce, Brent (Jana), Bruce and Lorilyn (Brandon Walker). Nieces and nephews: Kimberly, Spencer, Melissa, D.J., Alexandra, Garrett, Natalie, Brody, Devon, Jude, Emarie, Trent, Jet, Ainsley, Hunter, Kambri, James, Edmund, Rose, Kaisley, Briarly, and Vivian. Friends: Ron, Ishmael and Mrs. Sanders. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: LuAnn, Wayne and Ward, grandparents and niece BriAnn.
A memorial service was held at Palmer Park in Detroit Michigan on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021 following services for his brother Bruce at Valley View Memorial Park, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah.