Mark Joseph Brockbank (18 July 1912 – 17 August 1982)
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Mark attended elementary and high school in Spanish Fork. In June 1935, he was graduated from Brigham Young University.
During his youth he was outstanding in Scout activities having represented Utah at his first World Boy Scout Jamboree in Birkenhead, England. He was one of four boys from the United States chosen to collaborate on a book telling the story of the American scout activities at that jamboree.
While serving in the German-Austrian Mission from 1932 to 1934, he attended the World Boy Scout Jamboree in Godallo, Hungary, and served as Boy Scout executive for the mission until the program was discontinued by orders of Adolph Hitler.
Mark was graduated from Washington University school of medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in June 1940. He practiced medicine in Price, Utah for a few months before being called to active duty in the Army Medical Corps where he served from 1941 to 1947. During this time he saw action in the South Pacific area of World War II.
After specializing in surgery, he moved to Petaluma, California where he is presently living and practicing surgery. During his distinguished career in surgery, he has had several scientific articles published in medical journals. At present he is chief of staff at the Hillcrest Hospital in Petaluma, Calif.
He has served in many capacities for the church among which was counselor to the Santa Rosa District president. When the district became Santa Rosa Stake in 1951, he was called to the high council. Later he served as Santa Rosa Stake Sunday School superintendent and then first bishop of the Petaluma Ward. He was divorced from Helen in 1966. He married Inge Baumann from Duisburg, Germany in 1967.
An Historical and Genealogical Record of Isaac Brockbank, Sr., Volume II, Published 1974, Pages 398-400