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Son of Pastor Norman and Rebecca Mark

July 13, 2020

Please pray for the family of Pastor Norman and Rebecca Mark, whose son, Olajawan (OJ) Mark, died July 13 of complications from COVID-19.  He leaves behind his wife, Vanessa, and two young daughters and a large extended family. Heaven welcomed him with open arms on July 13, 2020, at 5:11 a.m. He will be truly missed and FOREVER in our hearts.

OJ was suffering from organ failure related to COVID-19 complications. He was in a hospital in Waco, TX. The Marks serve three churches in southwest Colorado: First UMC in Cortez, Johnson Memorial UMC in Dolores, and First UMC in Dove Creek.

The Mark / Tohtsonie family is asking for financial assistance to celebrate the life of Olajuwon Harry Mark a.k.a O.J. Because OJ died in Albuquerque there are additional expenses involved.  OJ will be buried in a traditional Dineh ceremony on Friday, July 17th, in Montezuma Creek, UT.

Condolences can be sent to:
First UMC
​PO Box 1016 Cortez CO 81321
or Norman's email:

More church information for First UMC in Cortez, Colorado can be found here: 

(970) 565-3002