>MARK BRADLEY ALFORD
August 8, 1974 April 16, 2021
On April 16th, 2021, Mark Bradley Alford passed away unexpectedly at his home in Colorado Springs.
On August 8th, 1974, Mark was born in Nassau Bay, Texas, to Carolyn Louise and Charles Knowles Alford. He married Shannon Lea Craig in Galveston, Texas, on April 15th, 2006.
Mark is survived by his wife, Shannon Alford of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and son, Conner James Alford of Colorado Springs, Colorado, his parents, Carolyn Alford of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Charles Alford of Houston, Texas, sisters, Karen Alford of Houston, Texas, Kathy Alford of Houston, Texas, and Kristin Barto (John) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, brothers, Craig Alford (Liz) of Austin, Texas and Scott Alford of Houston, Texas, nephews Camden Alford (Annie) of Houston, Texas, Dawson Craig of Johnston, Iowa, Michael Barto of Denver, Colorado, Cade Alford of Austin, Texas, Reese Alford of Austin, Texas, and nieces Kaitlyn Barto of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Maxine Alford of Austin, Texas, Eva Alford of Austin, Texas, and Riley Alford, of Houston Texas.
Mark proudly served many years as a volunteer firefighter in the Houston, Texas, and Clear Lake City, Texas areas. Mark attended Clear Lake High School in Houston, Texas.
Mark was a very dedicated husband and father and loved to spend time with his family. He was also a loyal friend, with many of his friendships extending from his grade school years. Mark had the incredible ability to fix nearly anything. His friendly, charismatic personality and warm, caring spirit were irresistible, and he touched so many lives. He adored Colorado snowstorms, the Houston Astros, and banana pudding. However, his greatest passion in life was his family, who will miss him more than words can express.
There will be a private viewing for family, and a memorial service open to the public at 11:00 am on Friday, April 23rd at The Springs Funeral Home at 6575 Oakwood Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to a local fire department or Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Published in The Gazette on Apr. 23, 2021.