Mark Allen Walpole was taken unexpectedly on March 3, 2018 in Oxnard, California. He will forever be known, remembered and loved for his outgoing, supportive, positive and genuine love of people. He was a compassionate man.
Mark was born at the US Naval Station Hospital, Sangley Point, Republic of the Philippines on October 5, 1959 but lived in Ventura County for a majority of his life. His passions included working on his motorcycle, playing music with friends, spending time with family, helping others and having an overall love for life.
His impact on this world was unique and special. He took tough experiences and used them to not only educate himself but was passionate in educating and mentoring others though the Ventura County Narcotics Anonymous Program.
Mark’s work experience spread across numerous categories including Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Motorcycle Training Courses for the state, Offshore Drilling, Motivational Speaking, and working as a longshoreman at the Hueneme Port. He excelled in many areas of life, especially in academics. He earned multiple degrees and certifications, including an A.S. in Arts and Humanities and Addictive Disorders Studies, all with honors.
Mark was loved and should above all be remembered for his generosity and overall positive demeanor. Mark lived a life following the mottos of, “Live and let live,” and “love everyone.” We all plan to carry on his positive aura through every aspect of our lives.
Mark is survived by two daughters, Megan Hernandez, Carla Flores; grandchildren, Alexis Lorenzana, Isaac Hernandez, Aubreona Hernandez, Natalie Hernandez; mother Amelia (Gene) Austin; father Harold Walpole; brother Brian Rojas; half-brother Kris Walpole; half-sister Kari Ann Bellamy. He is also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Services to be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home. Viewing will be at 12p.m. with service following at 1 p.m.
Condolences may be left at www.ConejoMountain.com.