Mark Douglas Spore

Mark Douglas Spore

There are 11 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jan 29, 2009, titled Mark Douglas Spore. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Mark Douglas Spore, 54, of Carlsbad, and formerly of Farmington, died with his dog "Boots," on Wednesday, Jan.

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Lynda Whalen

United States

#1 Feb 2, 2009
Mark was a gifted artist - who was also my friend. His murals at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, New Mexico have made our hospital one of the most beautiful in the southwest. He enriched the lives of our employees by creating a feeling of calm and warmth with his murals. His range of painting was fascinating - from Mediterranean to underwater seascapes to the beautiful Hondo Valley near Ruidoso, New Mexico. On behalf of the employees, we are sorry and he will be missed.

Lynda Whalen, Director of Volunteer Services
Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
405 W. Country Club Road
Roswell, NM 88201
Julie Goodart

United States

#2 Feb 3, 2009
Mark was an incredibly gifted person. He had many talents. His murals at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center are beautiful. Not a day goes by that we don't hear comments from delighted visitors as they view them. But even moreso than his talent with a brush was his gift on the piano. His music inspired the soul. Mark was my friend and I will sorely miss him.

Julie Goodart
mcs

San Antonio, TX

#3 Feb 3, 2009
I only knew Mark Spore briefly. I know he was a free Spirit, loving his Freedom and the Arts.
Below is his Web address, it shows what a great Artist he was...the Wold has lost so much by losing Mark Spore.

www.sporecreations.com
Timothy Harkness

Boulder, CO

#4 Feb 3, 2009
I know Mark D Spore for 11 years.I work with him on his New Age cd and Egypt cd.We also had movie that we where going to film this year in Roswell N.M. Mark had more he whan to do.I can't bleve he gone.I hope Mark Spore Art work live on somehow.

Thanks.
Debby Widolf

Kanab, UT

#5 Feb 6, 2009
Thank you all for your kind words about my brother Mark. When he was young he spent most of his time in the Pennsylvania woods he loved. He had a fascination for butterflies and birds. When he was about twelve years old he sat down at an old piano and just played. He never stopped. I know he cherished his friends and I am comforted that he had you. I will miss him the rest of my life.
Marilyn Exton

Greensburg, PA

#6 Jun 14, 2011
Debby Widolf wrote:
Thank you all for your kind words about my brother Mark. When he was young he spent most of his time in the Pennsylvania woods he loved. He had a fascination for butterflies and birds. When he was about twelve years old he sat down at an old piano and just played. He never stopped. I know he cherished his friends and I am comforted that he had you. I will miss him the rest of my life.
I learned recently of the terible loss of Mark. He was soooo talented. I remember when he sat doen at the piano & just started playing!! I have a painting he did from 1981. It's on my wall! it's a pic of a horse stall with a bucket laying in it. I love it. Would love to hear from you, Deb and also like to locate Brenda. Is ur mom still with us?? Please get in touch if you read this. [email protected] Love, Marilyn
Ed Molitor

Indiana, PA

#7 Jul 28, 2011
I knew Mark for several years. We lived in the same apartment building in Latrobe. I introduced him to my wife (then my girlfriend) in 1978. We stayed up many times BSing. After 34 years, I still proudly display a picture of a painting he made of Jesus (with the crown of thorns), and a 6x9 black velvet, trimmed in gold coat of arms for my CB handle that he painted and signed many years ago. Unfortunately, we lost touch with him after he moved to his studio/apartment in South Grb. across from the police station. He has truly touched our souls. He was a beautiful person. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we were looking for information to reconnect with him. We were devastated to learn of his passing. He was like a brother to me, and was one of my dearest, dearest best friends. I still have several pictures of him and I will forever cherish the time we spent together. He will be truly missed, and the lives he touched will be forever changed having known such a gifted and talented man.

With love and sorrow in our hearts, Ed & Kathy Molitor
Phillip Nilsson

Denver, CO

#8 Apr 1, 2013
I have been looking for Mark for a few years, I last saw him in December 2008- so this news saddens me very much. I met Mark in the mid 1990's when he came into my old time photo store in Durango. He was showing photos and samples of his paintings. I commissioned him to paint a 30x40 of a favorite train scene. When he needed a place to stay, he lived in the back of the store. Several more paintings were commissioned in which he did such fine work. I photographed some of his work so he would have prints to show. He also painted the murals at Lady Falconbergs in Durango. I remember how much he appreciated the compositions of my landscape slides. He shared with me his movie script, and samples of his music.
John Sekoch

West Shokan, NY

#9 Oct 31, 2013
I am saddened to learn of Mark's passing, and to know that we were actually in the same area of NM and CO in the mid 90's and didn't cross paths. I first met him in 1985 in Allentown when he was painting a sign for an Army surplus store on Hamilton St. We hit it off and found we had similar interest in science fiction and art. He told of a book he was working on, and it took off from there. We spent about 2 years writing and developing the story and characters for the Crystals of Nodrien. My specialty was writing and developing the technology of the story. I am truly sorry we never got to finish it together, and for the hurtful, homophobic comments my then girlfriend Bertha made to him, driving him away from our creative effort. The last thing he sent me was his first recording of "Challenger Dream" a song he wrote for the first Space Shuttle disaster. In the mid 90's I was living with my dog in my VW bus on the edge of the Rio Grande canyon near Taos, weird how little similarities pop up like that in life.
I wish him well on his new journey to a different world...
Dawn Noca

Greensburg, PA

#10 Oct 19, 2015
Debby Widolf wrote:
Thank you all for your kind words about my brother Mark. When he was young he spent most of his time in the Pennsylvania woods he loved. He had a fascination for butterflies and birds. When he was about twelve years old he sat down at an old piano and just played. He never stopped. I know he cherished his friends and I am comforted that he had you. I will miss him the rest of my life.
Debby, My husband and I just acquired a painting of your brother's of a lake in Greensburg, PA. It's beautiful! We would like to learn more about your brother. Is there anywhere where we can find his music? He was obviously a beautiful soul by these posts of the people he touched during his life.
Dino

New York, NY

#11 Jun 10, 2016
Debby Widolf wrote:
Thank you all for your kind words about my brother Mark. When he was young he spent most of his time in the Pennsylvania woods he loved. He had a fascination for butterflies and birds. When he was about twelve years old he sat down at an old piano and just played. He never stopped. I know he cherished his friends and I am comforted that he had you. I will miss him the rest of my life.
I met Mark on vacation in FL and I'm so sad
that I can't meet up with him again.
I never knew that he played Piano, too.
There are some photos, too.

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