March 25, 1963 - Oct. 9, 2002
Mark Miner of Waldport and Philomath died Wednesday, Oct. 9, of heart failure while running on a scenic trail at Cape Perpetua. He was 39.
He was born in Lee, Mass., to Malcolm and Sabine Miner. He grew up in Vermont, Ecuador, Germany, Virginia and Norway. He lived in Philomath from 1974 until graduating from Philomath High School in 1981. His family remembered him as being creative and unconventional. He enjoyed working on the family farm with livestock. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran Uni-versity in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. After working in Tacoma and Seattle, he returned to Philomath and worked in the family real estate appraisal business. In 1998, he moved to Eugene to work as a Web designer, returning to Corvallis in 1999 as a Macintosh computer consultant and free-lance Web designer.
He married Katherine Vickers in July 2001, and moved to Waldport.
He served on the board of directors of the Macintosh Computer User Group from 1996 to 2001. He enjoyed sports, especially swimming, surfing and triathlons. He also enjoyed photography, computers, the Oregon Coast and his ability to "think outside the box."
Survivors include his wife; son, Kai and Kai's mother, Amy Jackson of Eugene; his parents of Philomath; brothers, Michael of White Salmon, Wash., and Matthew of Portland; and grandparents, Harold and Lucile Miner of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
A celebration of his life will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Peace Lutheran Church, 2540 Applegate St., Philomath.
Memorial donations can be made to any Wells Fargo bank to the Fund for Kai Miner of Philomath, Ore., to provide for his son's college education. More information can be found at www.cmug.com/~markminer/ within the next few days.