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Mark L. Darrough
A church service was held on Friday at Ceres Seventh Day Adventist Church for Mark Laird Darrough, 47, of South Modesto. He died March 16, 2008 at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Born Oct. 4, 1960 in Denver, Colo., he was raised in Arvada, and Inglewood, Colo., and then moved to Battlecreek, Mich. Mr. Darrough was a member and deacon of the Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church. He and his wife Sheri Darrough were married on Dec. 3, 1983 in Hayward. They moved to South Modesto in 1988. He was also a Pathfinder Club counselor. He was employed as a security guard in Modesto. He enjoyed camping, collecting rocks, bird watching and nature walks.

He leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Sheri Darrough of South Modesto; his children, Jennifer Darrough and Terry Darrough; his father Ralph Darrough (Lois); his sister, Susan Alexander; his brother, Brian Darrough (Theresa); and his father in-law and mother-in-law Emmett Bush and Nellie Bush of South Modesto; and sister-in-law Debra Jordan.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /March 26, 2008