Mark Anthony Evans Lawton, 1962-2003
Mark Anthony Evans Lawton
Hayden resident Mark Lawton died Aug. 29, 2003, when the military convoy he was traveling with was ambushed near As Suaydat, Iraq. He was 41.
Mark was born Aug. 16, 1962, in Elkhart, Ind., to Eldon and Verna Evans. Mark was raised in Elkhart, where he attended school until the age of 16, when he moved to Craig.
In 1982, he graduated from Moffat County High School, where he was an outstanding athlete whose track and field records still stand 20 years later.
He went on to join the Army, and then the Marine Corps, with which he served on active duty for more than 10 years. He was on combat duty in Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s.
Mark married Sherri Holloway on Sept. 12, 1998, in Hayden. The couple has two sons, Dustin Wade and Tanner Lee. Mark was a heavy equipment operator at ColoWyo Coal Co.
He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, fishing, being outdoors and, most of all, spending time with his wife and sons.
Mark was a member of the 244th Engineer Battalion of the Army Reserves based out of Grand Junction. He volunteered to deploy to Iraq even though he was scheduled for an Army school stateside.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Eldon.
He is survived by his wife, Sherri Lawton of Hayden; two sons, Dustin Wade and Tanner Lee of Hayden; his mother, Verna Herr of Duluth, Ga.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Carolyn Holloway of Hayden; a brother, Greg Evans of New York; a sister, Vicki Owens of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two brothers-in-law, Frank Holloway of Craig and Tony Holloway of Greeley; and a sister-in-law, Angie Tate of China Springs, Texas.
Memorial services were held Sept. 5, 2003, in the Routt County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Six people were killed at a birthday gathering in Colorado Springs on Saturday. This mass killing received only about 2 inches of news copy in our local paper. It used to be that this would…