June 22, 2017
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report Thursday
Coleman Report Thursday — Mark Stebbins Celebration of Life Scheduled for July 16
From the Sierra Sun
Mark Owen Stebbins, passed away Friday June 2, 2017 in Pleasant Hill, CA. He resided in Pleasanton, CA. and was a former longtime resident of Truckee, CA.
Mark was born on August 12, 1953 in Berkley, CA to Norman and Bonnie Stebbins. The first of three children he grew up in Oakland. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1971, and graduated from California State University, Sonoma in 1975.
Mark married Rebecca Stebbins on September 6, 1980. They lived in Truckee, CA for many years. While in Truckee Mark worked for Wells Fargo Bank, Truckee River Bank, and finally started his own business, Wholesale Lenders Resource. Mark was a charter member of the Truckee Sunrise Rotary and served as president from 1995-1996. He was also active in the Tahoe City Rotary. Mark and Becky loved living in Truckee and had many friends in the community. They enjoyed entertaining friends and family in their home where you were sure to get delicious food and listen to good music. Mark and Becky enjoyed traveling, especially going to their condo in Hawaii. Mark also loved watching and cheering on all his favorite sports teams. Shortly after Mark lost his beloved Becky, in 2008, he moved to Pleasant Hill for work. He was working as a V.P. for Morgan Stanley. Mark was known for his integrity and honesty in business, his friendliness, and of course his gift to gab. He never met a stranger.
Mark is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Valponi (David); sister, Helen Rippentrop (Robert); nieces, Alicia, Erica, Nikki, Michelle, Sarah, and Sabrina; nephews, Cort, Joe, Sam, and Shane. Mark also leaves behind his girlfriend, Bev Gong and many close friends, including Dennis & Sherli Muir, and Tom & Kim MacKenzie, who will all miss him. A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be on Sunday, July 16th at 11a.m. at the Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Dr. Moraga, CA. 94556 In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to one of the following: Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation, http://www.tfhd.com/tfhs-foundation, or the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, http://www.ttcf.net.
From Bev Gong
“My beloved Mark Stebbins passed away unexpectedly in his sleep June 2nd. He was working at his dream job as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley. We just purchased a new home in Roseville and were looking forward to the move. Mark had a bright future ahead and things couldn’t have been better. I know he is in heaven watching over all of us.
“Services for Mark will be Sunday July 16th, 11am, Hacienda de las Flores, Moraga, California.
“Please feel free to dress Hawaiian or sports team. Mark’s favorite charities are Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation or Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.
“Please feel free to to contact me and share this as you deem appropriate.
Sending Love and Blessings,
866 Morningside Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
From Ken Rosenthal
I am in shock as I write this and extremely saddened……
In Loving Memory of our very dear friend Mark Stebbins who unexpectedly passed away in his sleep during the night June 2, 2017.
Mark was a great man and a great friend who loved life and loved people.
He will truly be missed.
Our thoughts, love, and prayers go out to all his family and friends – of which there are many.
Mark – Your life and memories will live in our hearts for eternity as you were always so upbeat and so positive.
Much Love and Aloha my friend in perpetuity ……and so much Mahalo for your years of friendship!
You were a great man and a great friend.
I cherish the time we had together and you will always be in my mind and heart.