Born in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 7th, 1961

Departed on June 7th, 2020 and resided in Aurora, Colorado

    Mark Richard Pixton passed away in Aurora, Colorado on June 7, 2020 at the age of 58. The oldest of four children, he was born to Richard Pixton and Faye Ann Johnson on August 7, 1961.

    Mark made all who knew him feel loved and important. He always had a kind word to say and constantly looked for the best in everyone. He met his sweetheart, Robbi Tree, while attending Brigham Young University. After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kobe, Japan they were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on December 17, 1984. Together they celebrated 35 amazing years together. Mark graduated from Brigham Young University with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as his Masters of Business Administration. He spent over 30 years working as a mechanical engineer, primarily in Utah and Colorado. Mark was dedicated to his faith and served faithfully in numerous church assignments. He loved to be outdoors and loved watching BYU sports with his family. He will be remembered for his ability to teach and interact with everyone, regardless of their age.

    Preceded in death by his father and mother. He left behind his wife Roberta “Robbi”; sons, Benjamin (Erika) Pixton, Samuel (Ashley) Pixton; daughters, Megan (Samuel) Christensen, Kimberly Sigmon; six grandchildren; sister Rebecca (Alan) South; brothers Steven (Marva) Pixton and Jeffrey (Tina) Pixton.

    Mark will be missed by many in this life, but we know that we will see him again one day. We have created a form to collect memories of Mark. If you have a memory or photo you would like to share, please use this link (

    The family is planning a private memorial service that will take place June 12, at 11:00am. The service will be livestreamed for those who wish to join remotely at
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    Guestbook Entries

    Julie (Johnson) Gibb

    Mark was my cousin, a few years older than me. We never really spent time together but I always looked at him as a gentle giant. He was always kind to me. 

    June 10th, 2020 at 8:05pm
    Les & Lynette Lovell

    We were so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    June 10th, 2020 at 9:34pm
    Paul BPixton

    To Robbi and their children and grandchildren my heartfelt love and support! It seems impossible that almost five years have passed since Connor and I saw all of you for the first and only time in Virginia for your Dad’s funeral.  What a lovely family!  I had visited your dad shortly after your mom’s passing, and he truly seemed lost without her.
    Now, Mark has joined them, sooner perhaps than they expected, but I know that it has been a most joyful reunion.  Likewise, the Pixton grandparents (Seth and Ruth) and the Johnson grandparents (Edgar and Faye) have embraced their tall and noble looking grandson.
    To Mark’s three siblings — Rebecca, Steve and Jeff — my sympathies and love as well!  I wish that you lived closer to us so that we could interact more often.  Be safe!
    My memories of Mark are mostly of this small boy with a round cheery face and big eyes.  I see him all dressed up in his Sunday best, complete with short pants and a blazer jacket.  I have followed his life from a distance, watching that small boy grow into a capable and dependable man.  His mission call to Japan gave him and his dad much in common, as Richard spent time there as well during the Korean Conflict.
    Goodnight, Sweet Prince!  We’ll see you in the Morning!

    June 10th, 2020 at 11:28pm
    Adria Ellerbrock

    Mark, Robbi, and their kids were neighbors to my twin sister and me for many years.  Over time, we got to know them well and shared in many celebrations while also supporting each other through life’s trials.  

    Mark was always a kind and compassionate man and he always had a big smile on his face!  He was also a man of Faith and we admired his devotion to the church. 

    We enjoyed the times we got to spend chatting with him and his family and appreciated that he worked at making us feel like family as well.

    Sis and I cherish our relationship with the entire Pixton family and we share in their heartbreak over losing such an amazing man.    

    God Bless the Pixton family!  

    – Adria & Andrea Ellerbrock 

    June 10th, 2020 at 11:56pm
    Garry Christensen

    So sorry to hear. Janet and I will have you in our prayers. Great memories camping with our boys out at the Great Basin National Park, playing city league basketball, and working out at Intermountain Power. A great friend and a gentle giant.

    June 11th, 2020 at 9:37am
    Jon and Liz Christensen

    Jon and I are so sorry for your loss. You guys were the best backyard neighbors. My kids all remember you fondly. You are in our prayers.

    June 11th, 2020 at 10:07am
    Dan & Judy Harvey

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Judy & I will be praying for you. I’ve known Mark for about 15 years back when we used to work at Shaw. I was so shocked when I heard of his passing, he was so young. He had a lot of his life left to live. You will be in our prayers.

    June 11th, 2020 at 12:46pm
    Mark Rempel

    Mark was a very peaceful yet strong, humble yet confident, religious yet open to discussion, reliable yet creative Engineer, and great mentor! Take a breath and slowly say goodbye to our friend.

    June 11th, 2020 at 1:46pm
    Jeff Ramsey

    I had the honor of working with Mark the past few years and always found him to be such a gentle man. One who obviously understood what was really important in this life and what wasn’t. Those who worked with him were given an excellent example of how to treat others on a daily basis.

    June 11th, 2020 at 1:54pm
    Linda spain

    Mark always had a kind word for me and others he worked with at Zachry. He was a great example of a leader. He walked the talk. His family was very important to him. I will miss him 

    June 11th, 2020 at 5:53pm
    Jim Fischer

    I had the honor of working with Mark for 10 years or more. He is one of those unique people who brought the best out in everyone around him. I was so happy when he came to Zachry, he made me a better manager and person. We always enjoyed talking college basketball, especially during the final four. I will miss him greatly, Rest In Peace my friend 

    June 11th, 2020 at 6:00pm
    Anthony Nolasco Jr.

    I also had the pleasure of working with Mark for 5 years and don’t ever remember a time when he wasn’t smiling or bringing such a positive vibe to the room.  May he rest in paradise and always be remembered.  Our prayers and thoughts are with you and yours.  God bless. 

    June 11th, 2020 at 7:46pm
    Ken & Sondra Nielson

    We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. The many expressions that have mentioned his kindness and respect for others reflect our experiences with him exactly. Enjoyed working with him at Intermountain. Our deepest condolences and prayers for your comfort and peace at this time.

    June 11th, 2020 at 8:36pm
    Jerry Schiller

    I had the pleasure of working with Mark the last few years. He was the nicest guy you could ever meet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    June 11th, 2020 at 9:10pm
    John Rulevich

    I became friends with Mark through Zachry. Mark and I went to lunch often on his many trips to Charlotte, NC. I always looked forward to our time together. He always had a smile despite the challenges of work. We often talked about life, family and sports. Mark loved to talk about his family and friends and he truly loved life and those who were part of it. I feel blessed to have met him and spend time with him. My prayers are with his family and all that knew him.

    June 12th, 2020 at 7:31am
    Peter P

    Mark was one of my older cousins. I experienced him as gentle, kind, and fun loving. When he visited, he would always be sure to include the “little kids” in any activities. He taught me a simple magic trick that my children still enjoy. He was a great soul. My condolences to the family.

    June 12th, 2020 at 8:09am
    Matt Wiland

    I worked with Mark for the past 6 years. The last time I saw him was the day we cleared our stuff out of the office. A few of us were talking and he walked up to say goodby and had a big smile on his face, that’s how I will remember him. 

    June 12th, 2020 at 8:17am
    Kenny Thomson

    Sincere condolences to the Pixton family. Mark was a great guy. I worked with Mark in the late 90’s and was involved in him moving to Denver. He was an outstanding engineer. My favorite memory of Mark was when he once visited me on business in Portland, I happened to have a spare ticket and we went to see Bob Dylan and Van Morrison in concert. RIP Mark

    June 12th, 2020 at 8:42am
    Dennis Bruce

    Our sincerest condolences to Mark’s family. We worked together for a few years in the 90’s. As an engineer he was a very steady and positive influence on the business. As a friend he was always gracious and friendly. I remember bringing him up to play basketball with us at our church a couple of times. He couldn’t help but take advantage of his size, but he was indeed a gentle giant.

    June 12th, 2020 at 9:25am
    George Johnson

    When President Harold B. Lee passed away unexpectedly the new President, Spencer W. Kimball, spoke at his funeral. He said, in effect, of President Lee that a mighty oak has fallen.
    The same can be said of Mark. A man (I have known him since he was an infant) of kindness, gentleness, and good will. I always enjoyed his soft chuckle. His eyes spoke of his desire to do good. If we could see him now we would not call him back even if we could. He is in a good place, Robbi. I know you know that although it is so hard to let him go. God bless you.

    June 12th, 2020 at 10:04am
    Matt Pixton

    Growing up I spent many holiday and vacation trips with Mark and his family. He introduced me to board games, including one called “Third Reich” which had a tome sized rules book and took multiple days to play. He took it well when Steve and I ganged up on him while gaming. Mark was a high school football player, 3 years older than I and really strong so I never came out the winner when we wrestled, however, he did fall between the beds in Grandma Pixton’s basement one Thanksgiving and Steve and I had the better of him, though is was the only time. Mark was kind and patient in life and I am grateful to have known him.

    June 12th, 2020 at 10:19am
    Tim Griffin

    Robbi and Family,

    I am sorry to hear this news. I’ve know and worked with Mark for almost 20 years. Mark was one of those people that could make coming into work a pleasure and not a chore. Sometimes, stuff hits the fan and Mark always found a way to smooth it out and keep it going forward. I was hoping to work with Mark again at the next company. Thanks for everything Mark, miss you much.

    June 12th, 2020 at 10:57am
    Tuan Nguyen

    I had the honor of working directly with Mark on my last project at Zachry. Mark was a great project manager, a respectable leader but above all, a personable human being. 

    I still remember the very last time we talked. Mark called me after the Zachry office closure to thank me for my work on the Ajax Project and to wish me good luck on my job search. We ended the call with our hope that we’ll get to work with each other again in the future.

    Mark will be missed. I’m so honored to have  met such a wonderful person. My deepest condolences to Mark’s family and all his love ones. 

    June 12th, 2020 at 11:56am
    Jeff Pixton

    Mark did not know at the time, but all growing up little brother was watching (me). Younger siblings tend to see much more of the happenings of the older siblings, more so than the older ones looking back. I watched him place sports (basketball, football), go though high school with all of its foibles and triumphs, make friends, lose friends, get in trouble, help the less fortunate, heal broken hearts, demonstrate loyalty, go to college, serve a mission, mature in his disposition, marry in the temple, and start his own family. When the time came for me to make similar choices, I had his example to follow into adulthood. I saw him find exotic summer work during his college years (selling gold jewelry at an old Colorado gold mine shop) and was fascinated by the several trips I took 3000 feet down the mineshaft with him as guide. When I attended college, he often inquired after my state and was helpful in being sure I was not left behind during family gatherings (I having no car).
    It was intructive to me seeing him go through the events of growing his own family with Robbi, and some of the trials and fun of raising children, which gave me a little insight of what I could expect. I saw the many interactions between my father and Mark, so when the time came, I explained to my own first born son, that I too would make mistakes and would need my son to forgive me (afterall children aren’t born with a parenthood manual). Godspeed on your journey home brother…and until we meet again, keep the hope alive.

    June 12th, 2020 at 12:06pm
    Gerald Kay Hintze

    Mark was a true gentleman and a great friend. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to Robbi and the family. Mark was a very good engineer and the programs and work that he set up provided a road map for many years of success.

    June 21st, 2020 at 11:12am

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