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“I was shocked and saddened to learn of Marks passing. I worked with him at Elmendorf AFB, AK. His smile lit up a room and he always had a funny...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Bolyard-Ellis - AZ

“Dr Shope delivered both my daughters, in 1994 and 1998. He was a warm, delightful, caring person who calmed even the most outrageous cases of nerves....Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Alexander - Tacoma, WA

“I was very heartbroken to hear of Dr. Shopes passing. He delivered both of my children in 2001&2004. I could not have asked for a more caring and...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Stacey Schumacher - Bonney lake, WA

“I just learned of Dr Shope's illness & passing. It brings great sadness to my heart. Mark was my doctor before I had children & delivered my first ...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Janell Jordan

“I just found out about Dr. Shope's passing today. I don't remember him very much but Dr. Shope actually delivered me into this world at Yokota AFB 32...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Tchad Michel Saint Pierre

“Dr. Shope was my doctor when I was pregnant with my son born in 1998. He remained my doctor until I moved out of state in 2007. When I first saw him...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Shauna - Las Vegas, NV - Patient

“I googled Dr. Shope today. I am shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. He was my doctor during the pregnancies of my two children, 1999 &...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Kay Erwert - Newberg, OR

“I just found out today that Mark passed away. I'm so sad.......He delivered my two girls; 1991 & 2003. He was the most compassionate person I've ever...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Dana Wallace - Pacific, WA

“I just found this today. I had moved out of the NW in 05 and recently returned and am truly shocked and saddened by this. I don't think I would...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: grneydmoma

“I am so sorry to hear about Dr Shope, what a sweet man he was I only went to him for a short time but he truly cared about his patients. His smile...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Erin - Puyallup, WA - Patient

“I was hoping to be treated by Dr. Mark again, he was the only Dr. I trusted...he is resting in the big out doors in Heaven...he was an inspiration...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Regina Matteson - LasVegas, NV

“I just found out about Dr. Shopes passing and I am so sorry. Dr. Shope was my Dr for over 20 years. I would never have been able to have children if...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Jeri - Puyallup, WA

“I woke this morning thinking about Dr Shope. I was remembering the day I sat in his office sending him my thoughts and prayers in a card. That was...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: eve elliott - Covington, WA

“I just found out today of Dr. Shope's passing. :( I am truly saddened. He delivered two of my three children. My daughter in 1992 and my son in 1999....Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Jill Sanders - Bonney Lake, WA

“I just heard of Dr. Shope's passing today. He was a wonderful Dr. and I always looked forward to my appointments with him. I enjoyed his stories and...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Beverly Winsor - Auburn, WA

“I have some many memories of mark as my Gyn,but the best was when he told my son-in-law that if didn't matter what he wanted in the delivery room but...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Melody Parr - Bonney Lake, CO

“Dr. Shope delivered my son 20 years ago. I still remember him saying "Did he ride his trike in." Because my son was such a big baby. I always loved...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy Peterson - Auburn, WA

“My dearest Mark, We will all miss your loving a wonderful smile and kindness. You have become our family here at Johnny's Seafood and all of us will...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Sheri Jacob - Tacoma, WA

“Dr's Shope and Snyder delivered my beautiful baby girl 23years ago today, they took such great care of us and I will always love him for that...I...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Candy Crowston - Gearhart, OR

“I enjoyed working with Mark in the operating room for many years. He was a gifted surgeon. I and the O.R. staff miss him very much! ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Jon Richards - Auburn, WA

“Dr. Shope was such a fun and warm person. I always enjoyed hearing about his adventures and looked forward to seeing him each appointment. His...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Debra Moore - Renton, WA

“I'm so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of such a special man. Dr Shope was my favorite doctor ever. My thoughts and prayers are with the family...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Crueger - Lake Tapps, WA


Mark L. Shope, M.D., 61, of Tacoma, WA and Fountain Hills, AZ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Mark was born on January 11, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating High School in 1969, he enlisted in the Air Force, starting out at the Prep School in Colorado Springs, then and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1975. Mark then attended The Columbia School of Medicine, Missouri. He did his residency at Travis AFB in California. He also served at Wichita Falls, Yokota and Elmendorf AFB's. He later went into private practice at Valley Women's Healthcare in Auburn, WA, before retiring in 2010. Mark was a well loved and respected OB/GYN. He had a great deal of enthusiasm and always went to work with a big smile on his face, and what a smile it was! In Mark's spare time, he loved to travel, golf, hunt and fish. He was a true outdoorsman who's quest for adventure had no bounds. Mark is survived by his wife, Kelley Shope, his loving fourlegged friend, Romeo, and mother, Eunice Helen Shope, and brothers, Curt and Lance Shope. Mark was predeceased by his brother, Eric Shope, and his Father, Milton Homer Shope. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation.

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