Mark Edward Stephens
1952 - 2006
"Reach For Your Dreams Aim High!"
was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28, 1952, the only child
of Marjorie and Howard Stephens. He started traveling the world,
with his parents, when he was 13 years old. Mark attended Kubasaki
Junior High in 1966 and later George C Marshall High School in
Ankara, Turkey in 1968-69. During his stay in Turkey he hitchhiked,
with friends, all over Turkey and traveled extensively in Greece
He attended Georgia State University and later graduated from
Music Business Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Mark worked nine
years as a broadcaster and announcer for WAEC (Christian radio)
in Atlanta, Georgia and during this time was honored to interview
Astronaut James Irwin of Apollo 15.
Mark was a guitarist, singer and songwriter and also was an electronics
technician from his service in the U.S. Navy. He was a member
of Ivory Palace International Church, Nahunta, Georgia and played
and sang there frequently.
From his late father, architect and artist, Mark inherited a
great love and passion for all things in which he became involved.
He was a huge fan of Star Trek and as his mother I know
that he would be greatly honored to be on the same memorial flight
with Astronaut Gordon cooper and Scotty of Star Trek.
You are a star to me!
"We grow great by dreams.
All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red
of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams
but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days
till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always
to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."
— President Woodrow Wilson