Mark Hannum

Philip Mark Hannum, age 58. passed away January 1, 2020 in Seattle,WA. He was born on November 12,1961 in Sheridan, WY. For the first six years of his life, Mark was an only child until his brother Dan was born. At an early age, Mark wanted to become a chef and actor.  For a year he studied in Germany and played the acting role of Stanley Kowalski in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire.  

Mark was a longtime Seattle resident and pioneer of the revitalization of the Columbia City neighborhood. He was a passionate advocate of the preservation community, serving and generously supporting the Landmarks Preservation Board, the Rainier Valley Historical Society, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Seattle, The Mount Baker Community Club, and other local and national organizations. Mark took after his father by remodeling buildings and houses in Rainer Valley. He was a senior mortgage loan officer at Homestreet Bank since 1998 and was well respected in the local real estate community. He will be remembered for his empathy and kindness towards others.  

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Philip L. Hannum., grandparents, Dr. Henry & Viola Hannum, Mark and Edith Badgett, great grandparents, Oliver and Mattie Dickey-Blaney, George Bolin & Margaret Wilson Badgett. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Badgett Hannum, his brother Daniel (Debbie) Hannum, his partner Joel Ruland, his beloved Samoyeds Adora and Pasha, and other loving family members. A celebration of life for Maurine Badgett, Ruth Badgett and Mark Hannum will be held together on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10 am at Champion Funeral Home with a reception to immediately follow at Kalif Shrine. Champion Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements. Online condolences may be written at

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