July 17, 1965 ~ January 7, 2019

Born in: Colorado Springs, CO
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Mark passed away on January 7, 2019 in Centennial, Colorado. Mark is survived by his wife, Bonny, his children, Christian Downing, Nick Downing, Nolan Downing, Kenton Westerfield, and Nolan Westerfield, his mother Virginia D. Tamblyn, his siblings, Barbara (Michael) Adams, Gregg Downing, Kevin (Kim) Downing, and Kirk (Angela) Downing.
A Funeral Mass for Mark will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 1:30pm, at Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish, 18000 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora, CO 80016.

Please have all flowers sent to Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish on Saturday, January 12th, by 12pm.


Funeral Mass: January 12, 2019 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church
18000 E. Arapahoe Rd
Aurora, CO 80016


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  1. Love you Mark. Your laugh is forever marked on my memory. I will miss your strong hugs and your unconditional love. Gone but never forgotten my big brother.

  2. My heartfelt condolences to the Downing family. May God’s loving words found at Psalm 147:3 comfort and help your family during this difficult time. Thoughts of sympathy are with your whole family.

  3. My heart is broken for you all. Love you Mark and I know you will continue to look over all who you loved. RIP… hugs to entire family.

  4. Bonny & Family, it’s hard to find the right words to express during this most difficult time. I pray God will provide you with more strength than you knew you had and peace beyond understanding now and the days ahead.

  5. Bonny,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers, especially over these next few very difficult days.

  6. Mark
    I loved our time together at Midwest Motor. You were such a great guy to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed you as a person. I sadly will miss you but rejoice in the knowledge that you and I will see each other again someday.

    With a very sad heart and much love for you and your family….rest in peace Mark. Love, Mike Labahn

  7. May God welcome you into the kingdom of heaven my friend… until we meet again, may he hold you in the palm of his hands!!!
    It was a pleasure knowing you & working with you Mark….

  8. Bonny, You and all of yours and Mark”s family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that Mark will always be in the hearts of everyone who loved him. May you all have peace. Love you.

  9. Bonny and family
    May Mark have found his peace and may you take solice in that you will be together again one day. My heart hurts for you my friend.

  10. Our hearts are saddened by your loss. May the family find comfort knowing:

    He whom we love
    and lose
    is no longer
    where he was before.
    He is now
    wherever we are.

  11. Bonny and family
    May a peace that passes all understanding be with you during this difficult time.
    I love you and I’m so sorry for your loss
    Joann Codori

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Downing family during this time of loss and grief. God Bless,
    Susan Warner McCann and the Warner Family

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Downing family during this time of loss and grief. God Bless,
    Susan Warner McCann and the Warner Family

  14. So sorry for your loss Kevin. Your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Be safe and if I can do anything please just ask.

  15. So very sorry to all of Mark’s loved ones for this great loss…I worked with Mark for many years at Midwest Motor Express, he was a terrific co- worker and friend. We talked often about our families and he always expressed how much they meant to him. My deepest condolences, wishing you God’s peace.

  16. Bonny, my loving daughter, I am so sorry. One of Mark’many talents was he was one
    great chef. I remember Mark’s visit to Kentucky, he cooked our evening meal. I was
    very impressed. Just one of the good memmeries and good times with Matk.
    I Love You , Dad

  17. Whenever I saw Mark in the grocery store or around town I always yelled out to him so we could chat for a bit. I enjoyed our conversations and I will miss seeing him around. I coached Nick in baseball and there was never a more appreciative sports dad. Nick, if you ever need anything, just give me a call. We are so sorry for your loss. Nic, Luc, Corky and Thomas.

  18. Bonny, I am so sorry sweetie! I am sending prayers & big hugs to you and the family today. I wish I could be there for you

    Love you


  19. Markie,
    bless you cutie, gonna miss you and your sweet smile. gone too soon but never forgotten, besides, you’re
    not really gone, are you. keep us on your heavenly radar, eh? we need all the help we can get 🙂 …….. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  20. To Bonny, and Marks entire family, I just found out. May the Grace of God be with you all during this time of grief. Fond memories with time spent with Mark will always remain with me. Perhaps someday, I can meet him again and beat him at one round of golf. God Bless you all!

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