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Mark Thomas Treviño

Obituary for Mark Thomas Treviño

September 13, 1961 - July 7, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 56


On July 7, 2018, Mark Thomas Trevino passed away while doing what he loved; mountain biking in the beautiful Texas hill country with a good friend. He left this world in a state of pure joy with wind in his face, dirt and rocks under his wheels, flying down a well-made trail.

Mark was born on September 13, 1961 in San Antonio, Texas, a city and community he dearly loved. Mark and his family grew up in Kirby, Texas. In junior high school, Mark's natural athletic ability quickly came out playing football and running track where he still holds a record to this day. In 7th grade, Mark got a taste of rodeo, he rode steers and then bareback horses. While at Judson High School, he continued to excel in sports playing football and ran cross country. During this time, Mark would form many lifelong friendships.

After high school, Mark moved to Lafayette, LA in the early 80's and worked in the oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico. After that, he moved to Cody, Wyoming to follow his dream of being a rodeo cowboy where he rode bulls and fought bulls at the Cody night rodeo during the summer of 1983.

After moving back to San Antonio, Mark met Valerie. It wasn't long before they married, started a family and he would enter the world of business and advertising.

Mark's career in public relations, advertising, and media spans 35 years. He was co-owner and VP of GTO Advertising for more than 15 years, creating award winning advertising and marketing campaigns for clients nationwide. Mark also loved working in the local media markets for KENS TV, KVDA TV 60 Telemundo, and Univision Radio. In 2016, Mark began working with Innovision Solutions, a telemedicine company. Colleagues and friends describe him as caring, compassionate, spontaneous, funny, competitive, engaging, sharp, strong, thoughtful, high energy, and positive.

Mark's pride and joy were his daughters, Marcie and Ashley. He was an intensely loving father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend. Mark often bragged he was the luckiest father alive, and his spirit lit up anytime he had an opportunity to share all of his daughters' accomplishments. Mark fostered a deep and spiritual relationship with his girls; providing them with wisdom and guidance when they needed it most. The daughters he loved so much, gave him four precious grandchildren.

Mark adored watching his grandchildren experience the joys of life. By no coincidence, all of Mark's grandchildren display an early love for nature and the outdoors, a love cultivated and passed down by a man who will live on through them. Mark's family will always embody the legacy of love and passion he left behind.

He was generous to a fault, a cupcake at heart, and yet he sugar-coated absolutely nothing. He was an admitted hopeless romantic.

Mark provided the impetus for getting people to explore the great outdoors with him, and he surrounded himself with friends who reveled in such adventures. Whether it was kayaking, camping, cycling, hiking 14ers in Colorado, or any other outdoor activity; he found peace in nature. It was his mediation and spiritual bliss.

Mark was also world-renowned for his sometimes fiery personality, not holding back his opinion, and a knack for telling it like it is. He always told you the truth, even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear. He was never one to back down from a good political debate, a trait like-minded friends and family enjoyed and admired.

Mark served his community and industry whenever possible. He was a longtime member of the San Antonio Advertising Federation, serving as President from 1995-1996. Mark was a member of the 2001-2002 Leadership San Antonio class where he made many close long-lasting friendships. He served on the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 2003-2012 as an appointee of Mayors Ed Garza, Phil Hardberger, and Julian Castro; and was Chair of the Board from 2007-2013.

Mark had a passion for life that was admired by all. He loved his family, his friends, a great outdoor adventure, the Texas Longhorns, the San Antonio Spurs, a good advertisement, the rodeo, a thoughtful conversation, and live music. His laugh and smile were infectious. The world was open to him in so many ways and he never met a stranger. He was a loyal friend who generously shared his support, wisdom and knowledge with a multitude of people, and was lovingly considered an advisor and confidant in their lives. He was a larger than life force in a wonderful and close community of friends and family and will be missed by many.

Mark is preceded in death by parents, Joe S. Trevino and Mary Alice Trevino Guerra. Mark is survived by his two daughters, Ashley Marie Murillo (David) and Marcie Anne Trevino Ripper (Phillip); sister, Michelle Reynolds (Martin); brothers, Jeff Trevino and Joe Trevino (Julie); stepfather, Andrew Guerra; grandsons, Lincoln Thomas Ripper, Dillon Joseph Murillo and David Woodrow Murillo; and granddaughter, Austen Alicia Ripper; nephews, Jake and John; girlfriend, Angela Booth as well as extended family members (too numerous to name), and his many dear friends.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Phil Hardberger Park West, Urban Ecology Center, 8400 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78231.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions through, search Mark Trevino.

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