Hay­ball, Mark Dou­glas

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Age 67

Mark Dou­glas Hay­ball, of Chan­dler Ari­zona, passed away on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 11, 2016 at the age of 67. Mark Hay­ball was born in Detroit, Michi­gan. He came to Ari­zona in 1964 with his par­ents; Robert T. Hay­ball, D.Ph. and Phyl­lis E. Hay­ball, R.N.; and his three brothers - Matt, David, and Philip.

Mark started col­lege at the Univer­sity of Ari­zona as an AFROTC Cadet in 1967. He left school and vol­un­teered for the draft in 1970, and trained as an Army en­listed crypt­an­a­lyst. He served in Viet­nam for a year, with a “Ra­dio Re­search” unit at­tached to the 101st Air­mo­bile Di­vi­sion. While there, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Viet­namese Gal­lantry Cross with palm, and the Mer­i­to­ri­ous Unit Ci­ta­tion. Pro­moted to SPEC 4, and o ered train­ing as a Chi­nese Lin­guist at the De­fense Lan­guage In­sti­tute, in Mon­terey, CA, he ex­tended his en­list­ment for the school. Pro­moted to SPEC 5 upon grad­u­a­tion, he was or­dered to the Army Se­cu­rity Agency, Wash­ing­ton, DC, for highly classi ed du­ties a lin­guist and crypt­an­a­lyst.

In­tend­ing to com­plete his Bach­e­lor’s De­gree and seek a Com­mis­sion; he left ac­tive duty af­ter 4 years and re­turned to the Val­ley. He served with the 197th Spe­cial Forces De­tach­ment (Army Re­serve) while com­plet­ing course­work at MCC and ASU, nish­ing his Bach­e­lor’s De­gree in Psy­chol­ogy with a mi­nor in Chi­nese, and was ap­pointed to the Tempe Se­lec­tive Ser­vice Board.

He be­came fully dis­abled due to Se­ri­ous Men­tal Ill­ness in 1978. For the rest of his life he al­ter­nated be­tween re­cov­ery and re­lapse, each time re­cov­er­ing to a lower base­line of func­tion. Af­ter his most re­cent re­cov­ery, he was placed in a su­perb as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity in Chan­dler; where he re­mained, sta­ble, well liked, and well cared for, dur­ing the re­main­ing four and a half years of his life.

Felled by un­de­tected Phase 4 metas­ta­sized Can­cer over the Thanks­giv­ing week­end, he was taken by 911 paramedics to Dig­nity Chan­dler Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Due his Se­ri­ous Men­tal Ill­ness, he was con­sid­ered un­suit­able for any Can­cer Treat­ment Regime, and passed to Hos­pice of The Val­ley.

His med­i­ca­tions for pain and men­tal ill­ness were e ec­tive at the end; he was undis­turbed of mind, and free of pain at his death.

Mourned by his three brothers, a large ex­tended fam­ily and his friends at Atria Se­nior Vil­las, Chan­dler. A brief Memo­rial Ser­vice for im­me­di­ate fam­ily, and close friends able to at­tend, was held at Mesa First Pres­by­te­rian Church on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 17, 2016 at 10 AM. A grave­side cer­e­mony with Mil­i­tary Hon­ors at his par­ents’ plot, in Tempe Dou­ble Butte Ceme­tery, will oc­cur at a date to be de­ter­mined.

Mark re­mained a be­liev­ing Chris­tian through­out his or­deal; now he is safe, clear of mind, sound of body and with our Lord, at long last.

“God doth not need Ei­ther man’s work, or His own gifts; who best Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best. His state Is kingly. Thou­sands at His bid­ding speed, and post o’er land and ocean with­out rest; They also serve who only stand and wait”: John Mil­ton – Son­net On His Blind­ness. Please sign the Guest­book at www.legacy.com/wash­ing­ton­times

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