Mark Joe Hathaway was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. He died at home in Boise, Idaho June 6, 2021, from medical complications.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Bothell, Washington home of Martin and Mauna Holzknecht.
Mark was the fourth of six children born to Lynn Olie and Irma McCulloch Hathaway. He grew up in Bothell, Washington, where he loved working in the family garden with his father and brothers. He was crazy about his dad and was always trying to help him. The family acquired a jersey cow from a neighbor. She provided the best milk, cream and ice cream. People wanted to buy some of the milk so the family bought a few more cows, which Mark and his brothers helped milk. Mark was very athletic. He enjoyed Little League and loved swimming. In school he was presented an award from President Richard Nixon for “Outstanding physical achievement for exceptional dedication to the ideal of a sound mind and a strong body”. Mark lettered in gymnastics and wrestling at Bothell High School before graduating in 1974.
Mark worked with his father and brothers in Hathaway Construction in Bothell then in Moses Lake, Washington. The business involved residential and commercial building, and soon expanded to include Moses Lake Building Supply. Mark later moved to Boise, Idaho, where he lived until he passed. He always had a garden at his home and grew all kinds of vegetables and flowers; he could make anything grow. Mark was never afraid of hard work. He worked on a charter boat in Neah Bay and in the family restaurant there.
Mark loved music and was thoughtful and compassionate. He provided loving care for his mother after her surgeries. Though he was reserved, everyone enjoyed his subtle sense of humor. He was skilled with the lathe and created beautiful wooden bowls. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
Mark is survived by his mother, Irma Hathaway Yorgesen, his brothers David, Ron and Tim Hathaway, his sisters Mauna Holzknecht and Sherri Coulson, his four children Caleb, Melissa, Mary and Lucas, their mother Janice (div.) and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Lynn.