Wawona  Journal

Mark Flanagan passed away on Thursday, November 8, from a diabetes related attack.  Mark worked at the hotel front desk for some years before he transferred to the Mariposa Grove gift store.  Winters he worked at Badger Pass, Yosemite, as a ski instructor.  He was much loved by his fellow employees, ski students, visitors to the park and guests at the Wawona Hotel.  Mark had a special way with children, who liked to have him draw their "portraits" -- pictured below is an original Flanagan Portrait, as he enchants yet another young guest at the front desk.  He is deeply missed.