Mark Thomas Regan
May 1, 2017
July 2, 1950 – April 6, 2017
Mark was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry Thomas Regan and Alma Jayne Geisler. He attended Meramec College and the St. Louis Institute of Music. He and his wife Linda moved to Berkeley and then settled permanently in South Lake Tahoe in 1976.
Mark held a variety of jobs: he managed Sunset Ranch, baked bagels at Bayer's Bakery, drove carriages, was a trail guide at Yosemite Stables, and was a nursing assistant for the last fifteen years.
He raised chickens, grew corn, took the family to every California State Fair and many county fairs, and they attended draft horse shows in Turlock.
Mark worshipped nature and took frequent trips to Yosemite and hiked and backpacked Desolation Wilderness. His favorite spot to get away from it all was Fallen Leaf Lake.
He enjoyed reading Aldo Leopold, John Muir and Wendell Berry. He listened to music night and day, his taste ranging from rock to blues, bluegrass, and classical. He especially liked Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Doc Watson, Ray Charles, and Bonnie Raitt.
Mark is survived by his much loved children Axel, Nolan and Annie, his former wife Linda, his adored and adoring grandsons Malakhai and Keanu, his brother Tim (in Tahoe), his sister Trish and his brother Kevin (in St. Louis). He will be missed by all his family including many nieces and nephews, his friends, his co-workers, and his patients.
Our tremendous gratitude for the contributions made on Mark's behalf and for the many heartwarming comments and memories of him.
Leon Russell's, "A Song for You:" I love you in a place where there's no space or time. I love you for my life, 'cause you're a friend of mine. And when my life is over, remember when we were together, we were alone and I was singin' my song for you