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Mark Edward Cannon

May 6, 1949 — April 23, 2024

Orem

Mark Edward Cannon, 74, of Orem, Utah, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on April 23, 2024. Born May 6, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the son of the late Bennion Rhead Cannon and Helen (Peterson) Cannon. Mark married his former wife, Marci Anne Asay, in 1974. Together, they raised a family of six children, filled with hard work, adventures, laughter, and deep conversations.

Mark loved and enjoyed every minute with his family. He often took his family on “horizon broadening” adventures, including in the Adirondack and Catskill mountains in upstate New York, Yellowstone National park, Virginia Beach, Kings Peak, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and China. Thereafter, he continued to travel the world as long as he could. Mark enjoyed the outdoors with his family, including riding horses, hiking, backpacking, camping, and canoeing. He also loved conversation, studying scripture and history, attending the temple, listening to inspiring music, singing, and playing the Banjo.

Mark graduated from Provo High School in 1967 and went on to earn a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with distinction from Brigham Young University, and Masters and Doctorate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He primarily worked for General Electric in upstate New York until he founded a successful startup company, where he developed software for analyzing television viewing behavior.

Mark was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, touching the lives of those in his stewardship. He was a missionary in Singapore and Taiwan from 1969–1971, and later served as a senior missionary in Manchester England from 2010-2012 where he and his former wife supported the young single adult program. Mark also served as a dedicated home teacher and minister. He regularly visited members in their homes, befriending them and strengthening their testimonies in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mark is survived by his former wife, Marci Anne Asay; children, Seth (Amy), Bennion (Carrie), Anne Ownby (Evan), Sarah Brown (Kevin), Aaron (Diane), and Joseph (Jayna); and 28 grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Linda Auchshun (Carl), Brent (Millie), Scott (Dezi), Rex (Camille), and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30–10:45 am followed by a funeral service at 11 am at the chapel at 650 Stadium Ave, Provo, UT. Interment will take place at the Provo City Cemetery at 1 pm. 

 


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