Mark Wales Isham

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ST. ALBANS — Mark Wales Isham, age 60, died on Monday, June 23, 2014. He was born in Burlington on March 5, 1954, the son of the late Lieutenant Colonel Frank Spencer and Thelma (Boomhover) Isham. Lifelong resident of St. Albans, he graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 1972 and was employed by Central Vermont Railroad and Century Arms. He enjoyed road trips, walking the trails of Hard’ack, snowmobiling, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family at Maquam shore.

Mark is survived by his wife, Karlene Hughes-Isham; two daughters: Heather and her husband, James Baden of Rye, N.Y., and Elyssa and her husband, Wayne Reid, of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren: Keira and Sierra Baden, and Andrew, Ian, and Aliya Reid; two brothers: Spencer “Chris” Isham and his wife, Susan, and Bretton Isham and his wife, Lucille; step-daughter: Crystal (Hughes) and her husband, Israel Maynard, and their two children Avery and Layla; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

“Even if we are occupied with important things and even if we attain honour or fall into misfortune, still let us remember how good it once was here, when we were all together united by a good and kind feeling which made us perhaps better than we are.” – Dostoyevsky

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in memory of Mr. Isham may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.