Mark David Truesdell
July 20, 1955 ~ September 24, 2017
September 28, 2017
Mark David Truesdell, 62, was born the 20th of July, 1955, and returned to his heavenly father September 24th, 2017. Service will be held at the United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 14.

He was the last baby to be born at the old hospital in Bonners Ferry and the first baby to be carried across the street to the new hospital.

He spent his childhood days playing with his siblings, Eric and Lynn, and countless neighborhood children, many of whom became lifelong friends and extended family.

He attended Bonners Ferry High School, was an active student and graduated in 1973. He then attended the U of I to study architecture and design and was in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Mark joined the group Up With People in 1974, a traveling performance group aiming to inspire young people to change their world while breaking down cultural barriers. He and his dear friend Andre traveled all of Europe performing with the group. Mark met his partner, Ron Moffat, and they spent the next 25 years together making beautiful memories. They made their homes in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Finally Mark settled in Bonners Ferry to be close to family. Mark and Ron traveled the world, collected and made beautiful art and spent much of their time with their loved ones.

The list of his accomplishments and experiences are vast. Mark was a hurricane survivor, Times Square New Years Eve attendee, Super Bowl halftime performer, railroad worker, chef, singer ... the list goes on and on.

Mark loved entertaining his friends and family and often had extravagant dinner parties that included gorgeous decor and outstanding food. Mark always enjoyed the finer things in life, but was also content spending simple, meaningful moments with those around him.

He shared his love freely and made you feel warm and welcome when you were around him. Mark loved Christ and was very strong in his faith, the church and its people brought so much love and joy to his life.

Mark is proceeded in death by his partner Ron Moffat, his father Warren Truesdell, sister Lynn Mostek-Truesdell and brother Eric Truesdell.

He is survived by his mother, Joyce Peterson, nephew Jason Whittaker and family, niece Tracy Truesdell and family, niece Ericka Truesdell and family, niece Marie Riess and family, cousins, countless friends and his beloved dog Mavis,