Northwest NEWS

October 12, 1998

Valley Special


   Mark Edward Heyting , 51, died Oct. 3 at the University of Washington Medical Center after a long battle with multiple myeloma bone marrow cancer.
   Mark, a native of Washington, was born July 5, 1947 at Ballard Hospital in Seattle and has lived in Carnation since 1977. He graduated from Shoreline High School in 1965 and from the University of Washington in 1974 with a business degree. Mark was the owner of M&M Floors and worked as a hardwood floor specialist for 14 years. He was an active member of the Lower Snoqualmie Valley community, coaching for the Sno-Valley North Little League for many years and was an involved parent in high school sports programs.
   Mark attended Carnation Bible Church. He loved fishing, bowling and making annual trips to Reno and Lake Hi Hium in Canada. He was an avid Husky fan. He was a loving son, husband, father and uncle--a very dedicated family man. In June of 1998, the Carnation-Duvall community banded together under the leadership of the Stillwater Elementary PTSA to raise more than $20,000 for Mark's stem cell transplant.
   The cells were withdrawn but could not be transfused because of Mark's deteriorating physical condition. He was a courageous fighter to the very end. His children described him as "the most perfect dad in the world." Mark is survived by his loving wife, Sue, his daughter Keri, and his son David. Mark was preceded in death by his infant son, Kyle Warren Heyting and his father Les Heyting. He is survived by his mother Shirley Heyting of Seattle; his sister Carol Watson and hisband Vic of Seattle; by his mother and father-in-law Jean and Roy Warren of Bellevue; his brothers and sisters-in-law Don and Mareth Warren of Snohomish; Jim Warren of Bellevue, Onic and Kathy Warren of Bellevue, and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Mark's greatest pride and joy was his family. A celebration of Mark's life was held on Oct. 10 at the Duvall Church. Remembrances may be made to the Kyle Warren Heyting Scholarship fund c/o the United Snoqualmie Valley Scholarship Foundation, 31820 NE 104th, Carnation, 98014.