Mark F. Siron died April 27, 2013 unexpectedly after a brief illness at the age of 56.
Mark was born on July 4, 1956 in Boise, Idaho, the third of five boys born to Emil and Winifred Siron, of Glenns Ferry Idaho. He attended grade school and graduated from Hhigh school in 1974 in Glenns Ferry Idaho. He attended the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho and received his associate’s degree in applied science in welding in 1975. He then worked at Yanke’s Machine Shop until moving to Hermiston.
In 1977 Mark moved to the Hermiston area to work for Ross Machine & Iron Works where he was employed for 20 years and then continued to assist on a consulting basis until now. During those years he worked on projects for the dams, fish ladders, hatcheries, ports and even Hanford. He started Mark Siron Custom Iron Works and was known for designing artfully-crafted metal railings and gates for local homeowners and businesses, custom ornamental pieces for furnishing homes and offices and ironwork for accenting lawns and gardens with much of this work being done in forges that he built himself. He was known for his vast experience with metallurgy and welding and design methods.
In 1979, Mark married Sandra (Sandi) Stewart in Hermiston where they have made their home.
In 1978, Mark became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and he enjoyed many years of volunteer ministry, including sharing in teaching the bible at Two Rivers Correctional Institution. Mark and Sandi also spent many years assisting in the constructing of Kingdom Halls throughout the Northwest, including the new Kingdom Hall completed in Hermiston in 2012.
As a boy he was known for his love of animals and he brought home all manner of creatures including raccoons, owls, rabbits and the alligator which his mother didn’t allow him to keep. His friends and family loved to watch movies with him because of his infectious laugh that at times could be heard through the walls of the theater.
Mark enjoyed camping in a tent (not an RV). He would do a little fishing and take along a box full of Wall Street Journals to read while he cooked in the camp. Skilled at dutch oven cooking he was always challenging himself to another recipe. He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved to get together with his four brothers and their families as often as he could.
Mark is survived by his wife Sandi of Hermiston, his four brothers, Dan (& Nancy) Siron of Arlington, Texas, Mike (& Jan) Siron of Meridian, Idaho, Doug (& JoEllen) Siron of Kennewick, Wash., Matt (& Gail) Siron of Eagle, Idaho, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial arrangements are planned Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m., at the Hermiston Conference Center.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.