Obituary: Mark Blaine Painter June 21, 1988 – June 2, 2016

MARK BLAINE PAINTER June 21, 1988 ― June 2, 2016
 
Mark Blaine Painter died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. 
 
Mark was born June 21, 1988 and grew up in White Rock, NM. He was a graduate of Los Alamos High School and New Mexico State University. At the time of his death, he had just finished his second year of law school at the University of New Mexico. He had found a passion in law school, was doing well, and was looking forward to a great career.
 
Mark enjoyed hiking, backpacking, and camping.  He enjoyed chess, fantasy football with friends and family, and Pichenotte. He also took pleasure in playing music (keyboard and piano) and personal fitness.
 
He was a beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend. It was hard to walk away from talking with Mark without a smile on your face.  He was a tender and sensitive soul, and affected many lives for the better. He was good medicine to be around and eagerly listened to others without judgement.
 
Mark is survived by his parents, Steve and DeAnn Painter:  His siblings, Amber Painter Richardson (spouse is Eric Richardson); Clayton Painter (spouse is Holly Painter); and Kelsi Painter: His Grandmother, Cleo Painter: Nieces, Natanya Richardson, Naomi Richardson, and Emilia Painter: Nephews, Cameron Richardson, Dean Painter, and Ian Painter: Aunts, Connie Taylor and Nanette Wecker: Uncle, Greg Painter.
 
Funeral Services will be held from 2-3 p.m., Saturday, June 11 at the LDS church at 366 Grand Canyon in White Rock and the burial will follow at Guaje Pines cemetery in Los Alamos.
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Details are found here.
 
The family of Mark Blaine Painter has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505.747.7477 www.devargasfuneral.com
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