Lives Lived: Mark Bofenkamp |

Lives Lived: Mark Bofenkamp

Mark Bryan Bofenkamp died suddenly but peacefully on Jan. 25 while staying with family in Port Isabel, Texas. He was 58.

Private arrangements are being handled in Port Isabel; no local service is planned.

He was born Oct. 18, 1951, in Los Angeles. His family moved to Grass Valley, where he attended high school.

Mr. Bofenkamp worked for the Nevada Irrigation District until a recent illness incapacitated him.

He enjoyed playing golf, but his greatest pleasure came from his love of music. He was an ardent guitar player. He and his close friends formed the band, Radio Ranch, which performed locally.

Mr. Bofenkamp is survived by his children, Sally of Washington, Tiffany of Texas and Clay of Texas, three granddaughters and one grandson; mother, Jane, and step-father, Ralph Fletcher, of Grass Valley; brothers, John (Tammy) Bofenkamp of Las Vegas, and Corey (Jolene) Bofenkamp of Grass Valley; aunts Doris Cook of Verdi, Nev., and Joan Townsend of Port Orchard, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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