With a heavy heart we announce that Brian Gus Marker has passed from this life into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father. Brian Gus Marker was born in Lubbock, Texas to Gus Marker and Carmen Salgado Marker on October 18, 1986 and passed away on August 23, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he had lived for four years. Brian grew up in Alamogordo, NM and attended school at Holloman Air force Base from kindergarten to eighth grade and graduated from Alamogordo High School in 2005. He attended NMSU/A and NMJC. In 2006 he moved to Hobbs with his parents. He attended NMJC and received his OSHA instructor certification and worked as a safety instructor with his father, his best friend. He was known for his quick wit, quirky sense of humor, his kind and compassionate spirit. He had a heart of gold he loved everyone and always found the good in everyone he met, therefore always making friends wherever he went. He had an adventurous side and traveled to all 50 states except Florida and Hawaii. He also traveled to Canada and lived in Montreal, Canada for a year. Brian was very artistic and a musically gifted young man. He played the saxophone in school and taught himself how to play the guitar and drums. He also had the gift of composing music and lyrics with great ease. He used his musical talents to participate in several bands in Alamogordo and Hobbs. He also had a passion and a talent for the culinary arts. He loved to cook and make delicious dishes. While residing in Philadelphia he worked at several 5 star restaurants doing what he loved. This special young man that was loved by everyone he met will be remembered and treasured by all who knew and loved him. He will be dearly missed by all friends and family. Brian had many friends all over the country, but he had a special group of friends from Hobbs that he was very close to and had a special connection with. These friends were always together jamming silly songs, playing in bands, going to music shows or just hanging out singing and laughing. Chris, Connor, Richard, Ty, Katy and Tyler you were his true friends. He also loved animals including his two family dogs Max and Sandy. He had a special place in his heart for box turtles. Brian fostered and rescued many kittens and cats while living in Hobbs and Philadephia. His cats Harvey and Jorge will miss him. He loved all of God’s creatures. This unique one of a kind young man was a blessing to all who knew him. He will be truly missed by all, especially by his mom and dad.
He is survived by his parents Gus and Carmen Marker of Hobbs, The love of his life, Nicole Yoanidis, his brother Chris Marker and wife Alyssa and their children Jordan and Aurora, his sister Erica Pilkilton and her daughter Sophie all of San Antonio, Texas. His grandparents Ted and Irene Salgado, of Hobbs. His aunts and uncles; Larry and wife Maria Salgado of Albuquerque, Freddie and wife Leanne Salgado of Hobbs, Lolly and husband John Abney of Midland, Patty and husband Paul Otero of Albuquerque, Marilayne and husband Bruce Millwood of Odessa, Vickie Lee of Lubbock. He also leaves behind his beloved cousins Meagan Salgado Walton and husband Edward, Myla Gutierrez Winter and husband Andrew and their daughters Madison and Amelia Grace Winter, Ashton Ammons, Bryce Gutierrez, Gabe Salgado, Robert Salgado, Jonathan Salgado, Raphael Salgado, Andrew Salgado, Sara Beth Millwood and Chad Lee, Johnnie Newton, Toby Gus Laijas, Nora Linda Guzman, Matthew Cleveland; as well as many great aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Bob Marker, Barbara Province Daniel and Jerry Don Daniel, his aunts Jan Laijas and Robbie Morrison.
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