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     Mark Daniel Slade age 31 devoted husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, brother, brother-in-law and friend. He chose to leave this world on angel’s wings on July 8th, 2016. He was born on February 24, 1985 to Bud and Beth Slade in Havre, MT. Mark was raised in Malta, MT where he attended elementary and high school. Mark could be found at a very early age fishing with his friends Maxie in the morning and golfing with George in the afternoon.

    Mark treasured all his friends young and old. He attended Miles Community College on a golf scholarship and then went on to finish his degree at Northern Montana College in Havre in Agriculture. Mark married his high school sweetheart Melanie Green on June 23, 2007. Mark and Melanie played in golf tournaments together from one end of Montana to the other. They loved their trips to the Phoenix Open in Arizona. Mya Frances Slade joined the family on November 17, 2011. Mark named Mya after a pro basketball player and his Grandma Slade.

Click for larger image    Mark loved being daddy to his princess, Mya and getting her to daycare, swim lessons, tee-ball, gymnastics training, and dance classes. He really wanted Mya to be a pro golfer, but Mya preferred to be his chauffeur on the golf course. Mark’s favorite activity was taking Mya to the fair and circus. Their trip to Disneyland in 2015 to meet the princesses with Mya was his best ever. Mark also loved his special furry dog friends Ada and Sadie Slade. Mark knew they were the most spoiled dogs on earth. Mark loved having Mya and the dogs take part in parades and costume contests of which they won many first place ribbons.

   Click for larger image Mark worked for Hoven Equipment for 8 years as a Parts Manager in Great Falls. He enjoyed visiting with Ag customers from across Montana. Mark was an avid golfer and was so proud of his first hole in one and was over the moon with his second one. Mark’s adventures included coyote chasing on snowmobiles, elk hunting, ice fishing for walleye on Fort Peck with his brother, dad and friends. He also bagged a trophy mountain lion with his cousin Jody. Mark was known and loved by 13 nieces and nephews as Uncle Maaak. Mark will be missed by all.

Click for larger image    He is survived by his wife Melanie and daughter Mya and his dogs Ada and Sadie Slade. His parents Bud and Beth Slade of Malta, MT. A brother Jim (Jonnae) Slade and nephew Kellen of Billings, MT. Grandmother Frances Slade of Malta, MT. Mother-in-law Jeanie Green Brother-in-laws Dale (Tracy) Green of Prior Lake Minnesota, Sarina (Warren) Venable of Miles City, MT. Dallas (Ashley) Green of Whitewater, MT, Marisa (Zach) Wahl of Glendive, MT. Nieces and nephews Kailyn, Malaya, Paycen Green. Ashley, Jayden, Kyler, Warren Venable. Sommer and Rory Green and Madison, Teagan, and Kyra Wahl. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends.

    Mark is preceded in death by Grandparents Jim and Dorothy Salsbery, Earl Slade, Father-in-law Jean Green, Kevin Salsbery, Smuck Mann, Greg Sorbel, and cousin Josh Mann.

    The visitation service will be held Tuesday night at 7:00 at Kirkwood funeral home with the funeral service at the Malta Lutheran Church on Wednesday July 13th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.


Guest Book


From: Chuck Schermele

My sincere condolences for your loss. Mark and I were golfing friends and shared many joyful times of laughter and comradery on and around the course. Mark always greeted me with a smile and a friendly demeanor and was always a joy to be around. We shared some wonderful trips together around the state. Please know that the pains of this tragedy are shared by many. May God guide you through this and may our Lord have mercy on Marks soul. Peace and healing to you.
Chuck Schermele


From: Maribeth Molloy Johnson

Beth and Bud and family, I am so very sorry about Mark. There are no words but know that you are in my prayers. May God bless you and help heal your pain.
Love and prayers, Maribeth


From: Mitch Wilbert

I am so sorry for your loss. Mark and I had amazing times at MCC on the golf team and spent many hours together playing poker, hanging out, and enjoying our Junior College years. The wedding weekend in Malta is still one of the best weekends of my life and I feel honored to have been invited and have met such amazing people. You and the entire extended family will be in our prayers. God Bless.


From: Jim & Sandy McKeon

Bud, Beth and Family

We were sadden to hear about your son Mark's unexpected death. Please know that Sandy and I are holding you in our thoughts and prayers. Loosing a child is difficult but try to remember he remains in your heart for an eternity. He has transformed into a new life but is with you always. It is difficult now but remember to continue to live life to the fullest and carry Mark's legacy on. Remain strong.


From: John Demarais

Bud, Beth and family
I am so sorry to hear the news of Mark's passing. Please take comfort in knowing that Mark sits at the right side of God and is now free from the pain he suffered in this life.

Heavenly Father please watch over Mark's family and provide them with comfort and guidance as they go thru this trying time. In Jesus name we pray Amen


From: Craig and Janice LaFond

Bud, Beth, Jim, Melanie, Mya, Frances and all of the Family, Please accept our Condolences for you loss, and know that all of you are in our Prayers.....


From: Julie Fink Brantley

How very sad to read in the Tribune of this young man's death.

My heart goes out to each and every one of you in this tragedy ...

We know Heaven is real and there will be such precious reunions there; but, for now deep sadness in the loss.

Do know other Montanans care -


From: Beth Brezina Suttell

Dear Melanie and Mya:

Sending you my love and prayers.


From: Bob and Wendy Dick

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all at this very difficult time. Mark will be missed. May you all find peace in the memories you all share. Rest in peace Mark.


From: Nancy Ruud-Cole

My Prayers and Deepest Condolences to all of Mark's Family and loved ones.


From: Jay Galt

I am so very sorry for your loss. Mark was a few years older than me growing up, but we still participated in sports together throughout high school. I will forever remember Mark for all the golf trips taken during high school. I specifically remember the trips to state golf and the time spent hanging out in the hotels. I know Mark touched many lives both young and old, and i know the memories of him will live on through us all. RIP Mark and may you enjoy the many spectacular golf courses up in heaven.


From: Natalie Bowe

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my heart aches for you and your family. I am sending sincere prayers to you and your family.


From: Melanie & Ron Martin-Dent

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and will keep you in prayer in the days to come.


From: Myran Julie Jarmon of Midland City, Al

The family and loved ones have my deepest sympathy. Revelations 21:3, 4







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