Reid Allen graced us with his presence, gave us life, guided us through life with a zeal unmatched, he had “been there, done that” several times over, and lived life on his terms.
Reid served in many ways with several different careers; US Navy, a career firefighter with the US Forest Service, local business owner of Radio Shack, Mariposa Legal Support and SBT software support, Special Operations (Incident Support Services), traveling and spending six weeks in support of Hurricane Katrina and Rita at the age of 73.
Reid led by example as a local volunteer to many causes; Triangle 4-H, Mariposa Search & Rescue, Mariposa SO Reserve Sergeant, MPUD Fire, protector of Nelder Grove, Mariposa Rotary.
Known for his laugh, humor, willingness to dance and swap stories.
Reid Allen Marks
Jan. 22, 1932 Maple Heights Ohio
July 27, 2014 Pegleg Patch, Bootjack CA.
Survived by his wife of 59-plus years, Adele, his brother Keith of Pearblossom; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Doyle Nason of Mariposa; his son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Tricia of Mariposa; grandchildren and their families, Kym, Jona, Job, Ross and Elizabeth, and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds picnic area. After an informal brief memorial, attendees are welcome to bring a potluck dish to share and swap some stories.
Cards may be mailed to Adele, 5158 Silva Rd, Mariposa CA 95338.
Please no flowers, donations may be made in his name to support John C. Fremont or your favorite charity.