Mark Friend, a four-year resident of Colville, passed away on August 6, 2011. He was born August 12, 1952 to John and Betty Friend in Barberton, Ohio. Mark served his country for three years in the Army during the Vietnam War as a door gunner on helicopters. He was a great mechanic, enjoyed working on cars, hunting, and fishing. He also raced motorcycles for a short time. Mark had a passion for music and was part of a band. Mark is survived by his daughter, Nikki Burbank, Buckley; brother, John Friend, Enumclaw; and by a special friend, Beth Gatewood of Colville. He will be missed by all. A celebration of life will be held for Mark at the Silver Creek Campground on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.