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“To Mark's Family I was surprised and saddened to read of Mark's passing. I knew of his heart problems but just didn't think of him as leaving us so...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Don Wilkerson - Salt Lake City, NV

“To the family of Mark Payne: I remember Mark for his kindness to my mother, Alice Mann, when she was in the geriatric unit at the Utah State Hospital...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Carol Rawlins - Bountiful, UT

“Dear Payne Family,We were so saddened to get the shocking news of Mark's passing. Even though we knew he had serious health problems, we never...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Dennis & Doris Daniels - UT

“Connie and family: so sorry about Mark. I never knew a finer man. I know that you have always known that his health wasn't good. I remember when...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Patt Lichfield - Hurricane, UT

“We've lost a great man. Mark was a very Christlike person. We send our thoughts, prayers and sympathies for your loss. Love, Alan & Tessie Bylund ”
5 of 38 | Posted by: Alan & Tessie - provo, UT

“Our hearts and prayers go out to you. We have thought of you often this past week. Mark has always been such a great example of love and family. ...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Suzanne Fiso - Orem, UT - friend

“President Payne was an inspiration to our family. We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you peace and comfort at this time and as the...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Vickie - Stake Member

“Thinking of you , Angie, at this hard time. Give a hug to your Mom, brother and sister and most of all to Haylie and Garrett, from me. I would like...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Karen La Giusa - Cedar Hills, UT

“Our deepest sympathy to you Connie. Mark was such a great guy. We all have good memories of Mark. We mourn with you and pray for your comfort. ...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Linda Merrill Hansen - Lndon, UT

“Adele, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Mindy Berg - West Valley, UT

“Connie and Family, I am so sorry about Mark, I remember he was a great guy even in grade school he was very athletic and he was a leader. Everyone...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Julee Hair Pierce - Orem, UT

“Connie, You and your family are in our prayers and in our hearts. During this difficult time, may wonderful memories keep popping into your thoughts...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Janet & Vern Kiefer - Aurora, CO

“Connie, I lived two houses down from you and Mark on Daniel Drive with Paul, April and Jeremy. You were great neighbors. Mark was always very good to...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Arlene Massicotte Jones - UT

“We are so sorry about the loss of your husband and father. Although we have not had the chance to get to know you, we have heard wonderful things...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Scott and Tracie Peterson - Orem, UT

“Mark was a super person. We were neighbors on Daniel Drive in Orem. I met him just shortly after he moved there, I was delivering invitations to a...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: bob Lichfield - Toquerville, UT

“Thanks to the whole family for sharing Mark and blessing the Planet. Mike Luke ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: Mike Luke - Salt Lake City, UT

“I looked up to Mark in a lot of ways. I worked with him at the Utah State Hospital when he was superintendent and I was an administrator on...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Steven Eastmond - Lehi, UT

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the Lord's great plan of salvation can be of comfort to you and your family at this time. Love ya,...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Lisa Anderson - Orem, UT

“Although I have had no contact with Mark for better than 30 years, I remember him from my childhood. Mostly, I remember him playing his silver...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Don Rohbock - Fruit Heights, UT

“Connie, I am so sorry to hear about the death of Mark. I wish you and your family all the best during this difficult time. Love, Kerry Huitt Stanger ”
20 of 38 | Posted by: Kerry Huitt Stanger - Orem, UT

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I knew Connie and Mark from high school. May the Lord's peace be with you at this difficult...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Lori Parker Diamond - Orem, UT

“Connie, We were very sorry to hear about Mark. You and your family will always be in our prayers! ”
22 of 38 | Posted by: Lori & Jordan Farr

“Dear Connie and family, As a nurse you are not suppose to have favorites, but I will honestly tell you Mark was one of my favorites!! He was always...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Amy Bott - Provo, UT

“To the Payne Family- I am deeply sorry for the loss of Mark.He was a great guy and one heck of a golfer. I know this because I've lost several rounds...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Spencer nishimoto - Highland, UT

“Connie, I cannot begin to tell you how very sad I was to hear of Mark's passing. Even though we haven't worked together in the last few years, I...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Victoria Delheimer - UT

“Dear Payne Family, I was saddened to learn of Mark's passing. As a friend of Dean's growing up in Orem, it was always a treat to go over to the Payne...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Rick Leetham - Hyrum, UT - Friend

“Connie,So sorry to hear about Mark. I have such good memories of the two of you at the ELC. Your love story was one to be remembered. Our hearts go...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Farrah Keeler - Austin, TX

“Dear Payne family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mark at the hospital for years. He was a wonderful and compassionate person.He was also...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Judy Neilson - pleasant grove, UT

“Christie and I were saddened to hear about the death of Mark. Knowing he had been facing health problems for years it is still a shock for all. Mark...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Richard Bruno - orem, UT - friend

“Please accept my condolences and thank you for sharing Mark with us. I have worked with Mark for the last 5 years and it has been great. He has made...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: Sandra Wissa - Employee at DSAMH

“Connie, Angela, Stacey and Andrew. Thank you for sharing your family with us. We love all of you and admire the love you have one for another. Our...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Suzanne Rackliffe - UT - Friend

“We lived next to Mark and Connie almost 3 decades and loved every minute of it. We had fun getting to know them and especially Mark's sense of humor...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Mark and Rebecca Allen - Orem, TX

“Dear Connie, Sending much love and sincere condolences to you and your family. I was so sad to learn of Mark's passing. It has been so many years,...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Jojean Carlson Wright - UT

“I am sorry for your loss. Your husband, father, grandpa, son and brother leaves a void professionally, as well. The staff of the Programming...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Nori Huntsman - Draper, UT

“Mark was always there with a friendly smile that lit up his whole face. I always felt strenths to handle my life's challenges whenever I (Robin)...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Robin & Laurel Lyman

“Mark and Connie are cherished friends of my parents, Maxine and Sylvan Johnson. Mark was a very comforting figure during my father's illnesses and...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Carole Webber - Park City, UT

“My condolences to all, and my love to Connie. My deepest memory of Pres. Payne was the week my sister died. I had received a call from my brother...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Amanda Hardin - Orem, UT - Friend

“Bless you all at this difficult time. Mark was our dear friend and former boss. We loved him and will never forget him! ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: Patrick and Angie Panos - Sandy, UT

Mark Ivan Payne

Mark Ivan Payne, 54, passed away suddenly July 17, 2010, in Sanpete County at his cabin. He fought a life long battle with a heart problems. Mark was born in Provo Utah, July 9, 1956, to I. Reed Payne and Ruth Goodson Payne.
He married his high school sweetheart Connie Ashworth. They just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in June. They were blessed with three wonderful children.

Mark graduated from BYU with a Bachelors degree and from the University of Utah with a Masters both in Social Work. He spent 30 years working at the Utah State Hospital making the lives of Utah’s mentally ill better. He started his career as a tech working graveyards and retired after serving as superintendant for 12 years. He has spent the last 5 years as the director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for the State of Utah.

He has made a difference in countless lives both in his work and church service. Mark served as a Bishop, counselor in the Stake Presidency and was currently serving as a Branch President at the MTC.

He loved to golf, spend time with friends and family at his cabin, “Payne Reliever”, but most of all he loved to spend time with his wife and grandkids. He was well known for his sense of humor and practical jokes. Many loved and looked up to Mark.

He is survived by his wife Connie, children Angela Small, Stacy (Doug) Daniels, and Andrew Ivan Payne, four grandchildren, Haylie, Garrett, Kennedy and London, and siblings, Lynn (Mary Ann), Adele (Randy) Hickman, Dean (LeeAnn), Steve (Karen), and Jim (Liesl). He also leaves behind his wonderful mother. His father preceded him in death in December.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the General LDS Missionary fund.

Funeral services will be held at 11:06 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the Windsor Stake Center 1600 North 60 East, Orem, UT. Family and friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem and Thursday morning from 9:15-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held at the Orem City Cemetery.