Mark Albert Lance, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife, Sylvia, and their children at their home in Leavenworth, WA on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Son of the Late James (Whitey) Edward & Clara (Peggy) Florence Lance. Beloved father of Alysia Stauffer (Kevin), Sarah Lance, Luke Lance (Anna) and Micah Lance (Brandy). Adored grandfather of Myah, Avrie, Lane, Joshua, James, Amelia, Aiden, Elijah, Maria, Kyah, Hayden and Silus. Brother of the Late Curt Lance; survived by his dear sisters Judy Stoddard, Mary Rimstad, Leslie Lance and Tami Weaver. Loved son-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Mark was a legendary joke teller, always quick witted with a sly twinkle in his eye. His laughter and smile were infectious and brought such a simple joy to all who knew him. He was strong, determined, and worked tirelessly as a carpenter most of his life. His well deserved retirement years were spent with the love of his life, Sylvia, on the family farm tending to a lovely rental cottage, bountiful garden, and earning the title “The Animal Whisperer” as the wildlife visited him each morning for breakfast. A lover of nature, Mark found prayerful peace and solace fishing, hiking and gardening. Above all, Mark was a believer and disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, with whom he now has eternal rest. He is loved, he is missed, he is remembered, he is treasured.