Mark Kennedy Merrill, 71, of Taos, New Mexico passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Monday, October 17, 2022.
He was born on Tuesday, March 6th, 1951 to Thomas and Charlotte Merrill in San Antonio, Texas.
On July 13, 1974, he married the love of his life, Jacqueline Merrill, and they shared 48 wonderful years together before his passing. During those 48 years, they raised two wonderful sons, and Mark dedicated 20 years of service to the United States Air Force. During his years of service, he flew F-4s and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with three oak leaf clusters, Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and Air Force Training Ribbon
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Charlotte Merrill. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Merrill of Taos, NM, son Kevin and wife Erika of Tuba City, AZ, son Scott and wife Tracy of Bryan, TX, grandchildren Liam, Eleanor, and Wyatt Merrill all of Bryan, TX, brothers Bruce and wife Maggie of Memphis, TN, Jeff and wife Melanie of Lake City, CO, sister Robin Perez and husband Tibo of Santa Fe, NM, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Service and interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The family of Mark Kennedy Merrill has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com