Mark Hodges, La Verkin Father, Found Dead at Hurricane Mesa, ‘Flying Monkey’ in Virginia

The community mourns Mark Hodges’ tragic death. He was a beloved La Verkin resident and a father. His body was found at Hurricane Mesa, also called “Flying Monkey Mesa,” in Zion National Park. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue and DPS Star 8 discovered his body. They had responded to a missing person report in Southern Utah.

Who Was Mark Hodges?

Mark Hodges graduated from Shafter High School and California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, in Arcata. He was born in Bakersfield, California. Mark loved the outdoors and solo trips. Notably, he once rafted down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. He was a dedicated father and a valued community member.

What Happened to Mark Hodges?

Mark Hodges was reported missing on Thursday, June 13th, 2024. According to authorities, he went for a hike in the mountains and did not return. His vehicle was discovered days later near the trailheads, prompting a thorough search of the area. Tragically, Mark was found deceased at Hurricane Mesa, having succumbed to a head injury from a fall.

A family member revealed that Mark was located with head injuries and bloodstains, indicating he had fallen at the mountain. This devastating news has left his family, friends, and the entire community in deep sorrow.

Mark Hodges’ Obituary and Funeral Arrangements

Mark Hodges’ family will soon announce his obituary and funeral details. His death deeply impacted everyone who knew him. Tributes are still coming in, celebrating his adventurous spirit and love for his family and nature.

Key Points:

  • Mark Hodges, a resident of La Verkin, Utah, and father of one, was found dead at Zion National Park’s Hurricane Mesa.
  • Education: Graduate of Shafter High School and California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt.
  • Discovery: He was reported missing on June 13th, 2024, and his vehicle was found near trailheads.
  • Cause of Death: Mark died from a head injury following a fall at Hurricane Mesa, as confirmed by a family member.
  • Obituary and Funeral: Arrangements will be announced by his family.

Mark Hodges’ adventurous spirit and love for life will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of knowing him. The community stands in solidarity with his family during this difficult time.

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