Mark Alexander Tebbs was born May 2, 1980 at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento, CA to Don and Sandy. He was the youngest of 6 children. Mark grew up in Lakeview Hills a community in Loomis, CA.
As a child Mark loved to play many sports including soccer, football, baseball, shot put and discus for track and was on the swim team. He played football for Del Oro for 4 years and his senior year the Golden Eagles made it to the 1998 championship. Mark always seemed happiest during family vacations in Washington. Visiting his Aunt Shirley and Uncle Ray in Chehalis on their 40 acre ranch and getting to ride with Uncle Ray on his Catepillar tractor was something Mark always looked forward to. Once he had children of his own he couldn't wait to take them to Washington to have them experience his favorite childhood memories.
Mark had a knack for fixing anything mechanical. He fixed countless cars, lawnmowers basically anything with a motor that he could tear apart and get it working again. He was a master at taking broken down vehicles, fixing them up and making a profit. Mark learned to drive at an early age, one of the benefits of numerous older siblings, and bought himself 2 cars before he even had his license. He could maneuver vehicles around the yard like a pro. Mark loved his cars and owned numerous vehicles over the years but his favorite by far was his red BMW.
Mark was a Daredevil in his own right and had the medical records full of broken bones and stiches to prove it. There wasn't a car fast enough or a motorbike with enough torque to satisfy him luckily he had the skills to fix that. He owned go karts, quads, dirt bikes, motorcycles and a boat. If it was fast and dangerous you knew Mark would have it. He lived his 34 years of life to the fullest.
Anyone who knew Mark would tell you he was just a big kid at heart. When he was with dealing with kids he was truly in his element, given the choice he would rather deal with kids than adults. He loved his children and his nieces and nephews. Looking through family pictures it was hard to find any of Mark without him holding a baby or having kids using him as a human jungle gym.
Mark married his high school sweetheart in September of 2000. They had 2 beautiful children who he loved dearly. In 2006 they bought a home on Cordwell Circle in Roseville, CA. where they lived for 5 years. Mark worked construction and was a member of the carpenters union. He loved working with his hands, building things and worked tirelessly to provide for his family.
In 2012 Mark had a tragic accident and was in a coma for 5 weeks. After three long months of rehabilitation he was released from the hospital. The accident which left him partially disabled proved to be very trying for him and he had to relearn many of the things we all take for granted like walking or riding a bike. Mark was independent and strong willed even as a child which made his physical limitations that much harder for him. Since he wasn't able to drive any longer he switched to racing rc cars around the neighborhood. There really wasn't any chance of keeping Mark from his cars. Even though life was much harder for Mark after his accident he had much support from his parents and found a compassionate and loving girlfriend Lisa Burgess who loved him deeply and helped him through many of his difficult times.
Mark is survived by his two children Kylee and Aiden; parents Don and Sandy; siblings Kathy, Dan, Mike, Teresa and Brian; grandmother Evelyn and his 13 nieces and nephews Drew, Tyler, Renee, Anna, Devon, Carson, Hailey, Christopher, Dash, Danny, Samuel, Sarah and Dane.
Mark will be sorely missed by his family and friends.