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Michael Robert Kelsey

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Michael Robert Kelsey Sr. Also known as Big Mike (Iron Mike) was born April 24, 1961 in Hoopa, California and went to be with the Lord on August 9, 2013 in Redding, California after a long bravely fought battle with various illnesses. Big Mike attended Davis Senior High school in Davis, California and Enterprise High School in Redding, California. He joined the Marines after high school. While in the marines he traveled to Okinowa Japan, Fiji and played war games in Canada. He was awarded a marksmanship certificate. He set tile with Shasta Tile & Floor Covering and most recently drove heavy equipment for PUD in Hoopa. Mike was a Marine to the end. Mike was the son of Andrea Marshall Kelsey and Step-Mother Diane Kelsey. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Alfred Colegrove Sr., Mable Colegrove, Ernest C. Marshall, and Rosalind Risling Marshall; his father Alfred "Riggs" Colegrove, step-father Dale E. Kelsey, sister Kathy Colegrove and younger brother Dale D. Kelsey. He is the husband of Robin Kay Kelsey. He is survived by his children Micole Kelsey, Madelyn and Wayne Kelsey-McCovey, Mechelle Kelsey and Damon Spencer, Ernest Kelsey, Micheal Kelsey Jr., Cattissa and Cassandra Kelsey, Katheryn Moon and Alfred Kelsey. Brother to Rocky, Alfred, Perry, Deserri, Candi, Shelli, Rachel, Cecil, Honor and Jene. Grandchildren; Weeya, Dich-Quo Manuel, Delayna, Robert, Maryce, Darcey, Michael III, and Meme. He leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends too numerous to name. A wake will be held at the Neighborhood Facilities on Friday August 16, @ 7:00 pm. The services will be held Saturday at 1:00 also @ the Neighborhood Facilities. Interment will be at the Hoopa Tribal Cemetery with a celebration of life immediately following at the Hoopa Community Center. Pall Bearers are Rocky Colegrove, Micheal Kelsey Jr., Ernest Kelsey, Wayne McCovey, Damon Spencer, Perry "Diggs" Colegrove, Alfred "Ross" Colegrove, Billy Moon, Shawn Moon, Lawrence Tracy, Ruben Brown, Shane Anderson, Daniel Magana, Elmo Moon, Arlen Doolittle Sr.,Tony Risling, Sylvester Brown, Jesse Rodriquez. Honorary Pall Bearers are Leonard "Specky" McCovey, Lonnie Colegrove, Chris Colegrove, Richie Marshall, Weldon Hailey, Gerald "Gunny Sack" Stevens, Tommy Masten. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Aug. 15, 2013
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