|Memorial Service Planned for Jockey Mark
Page at Sam Houston Race Park
Sam Houston Race Park will
hold a memorial service for Quarter Horse jockey Mark Page, who passed
away on October 20, 2005. Page was a Houston native and had been a longstanding
member of the Sam Houston Race Park jockey colony since the northwest
Houston racetrack opened in 1994.
Last summer, the 45-year-old veteran won four stakes races, including
the $28,350 MD Barns Texas Distance Challenge (G3) and the $45,500 Barnmaster
Sprint Stakes, both for trainer Matt Baker. Page completed the 2005 meeting
ranked second with 28 victories.
Page is survived by his mother, Beatrice Page, and a brother, Sam Page.
The memorial service will be held this Friday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m.
in the Chaplaincy Building, led by Sam Houston Race Park Chaplain John
Shumaker. Donations to the Race Track Chaplaincy of Texas will be accepted
in honor of the late jockey.
For directions to the memorial service, please call the Sam Houston
Race Park Chaplain’s office at (281) 807-8864 or (281) 807-8700.
In addition to the memorial service at Sam Houston Race Park, below are
Page's funeral arrangements:
Funeral Services in care of:
O W Wiley Mortuary
1290 Pinemont Dr
Houston, Texas 77018
Phone: (713) 681-7475
Funeral Services to be held at:
St Monica's Catholic Church
8421 W Montgomery Rd
Houston, TX 77088
8.6 mi NW - Directions
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Wake: 9:00 a.m.
Rosary: 10:00 a.m.
Mass: 11:00 a.m.
Graveside Blessing: Immediately following Mass
Paradise North Cemetery
W Montgomery Rd