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Mark Richard Hendon

May 7, 2023
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Mark Hendon Obituary

Mark Richard Hendon, 58, passed away peacefully at home on May 7, 2023, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born to Henry L Hendon Jr. and Mary Lois (Shuder) Hendon.

Mark was the fourth sibling in the Hendon family. He had a great childhood enjoying the special times with his sister, Pam; brothers, James and David; and Bill Burrell who shared the same birthday and lived nearby. They all attended school in Las Cruces, NM. In 1982, Mark graduated from Las Cruces High School where he belonged to the German Club. He deeply loved his Bulldogs and Minnesota Vikings. In 1983, Mark met Robert Brackett and began to attend NMSU pursuing a Marine Biology degree working various jobs including a baker, carpenter, waiter, and electrician before he began working in Upper Management for Hillger Oil Company (Conoco). Mark moved to Alamogordo in 1993 and began to work. In 1998, Mark and Robert began Barbering School. They graduated school and co-owned and founded The Last Bastion Barber Shop in Cloudcroft, NM. Mark had the good fortune to appear and win on "Powerball", the game show, so he was able to enjoy not having to work. 

Mark moved to the country in 2010 and became a gentleman farmer in his overalls. Whatever he raised, he gave to his friends, neighbors or whomever needed or wanted it. His pride and joy were his Crane Melons. Mark was injured during a Dental procedure in 2013, that left him in great, constant pain. He endured the pain and continued his life maintaining his sense of humor the best that he could. He learned to live and function with his limitations, maintaining his wit, humor and compassion for others. Mark always had a kind word for everyone he met. He made you feel important and respected.

Mark loved wildlife; his quail, "Baby Girls" as he called them, and the Hawks that lived near his home and visited his bird pond. The pond attracts all typed of birds including a Flamingo that would visit. He loved his cats and dogs as they were part of his family. Mark treated everyone with respect, compassion, understanding, and humor. He always thanked veterans of all wars and expressed his respect and gratitude. He acknowledged the sacrifices that they made. Mark was a unique soul that can never be replaced. His God given gifts and talents enabled him to converse with anyone and leave them happier and better off than they were before. He believed in people being good at heart, they just needed a chance. His humor, wit and outlook on life will be greatly missed. The memory of his contagious smile will forever lift the hearts of those that knew him.

Mark is survived by his sister, Pam Fernandez of El Paso, TX; brothers, James Hendon and David Hendon of Las Cruces, NM; friends, Robert Brackett, Justin Jones and Shawna Schultz all of Alamogordo.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lois Hendon and his father, Henry Lee Hendon Jr.

The memorial service for Mark Hendon will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 19, 2023, at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chuck Moon officiating.

The Hendon family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.

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Memorial Service
May 19, 2023

4:00 PM
Alamogordo Funeral Home
2301 First Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310


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