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Kelly D. Mann

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A funeral for Kelly D. Mann of Durham will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2008, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 735 W. East Ave. in Chico. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 27, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Brusie Funeral Home, 626 Broadway in Chico.

He died Sunday morning of natural causes at home.

He was born November 21, 1959, in Fall River Mills, California, to Laddy and Peggy Mann. Kelly's father passed away when Kelly was four years old. Peggy was later married to Daniel Simpkins who raised him.

They eventually settled in Napa, California, where he attended school and graduated from Vintage High School in 1978. He attended Chico State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1991. He also attended Butte College and received a certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies in 1995.

He worked as a substance abuse counselor since 1995, working the last 7 years for Coulsa County as a Counselor 2 in the Drug and Alcohol Department.

He served his church for 2 years as a full-time missionary in the Boston Massachusetts Mission and the Manchester New Hampshire Mission from 1986-1988.

His passion was fishing. He spent the evening before he passed away fishing at Horseshoe Lake. He loved reading and having fun. He served in many different capacities in his church and especially loved teaching classes on the scriptures. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Linda, married for 19 years; his parents Dan and Peggy Simpkins of Capay, CA; his nephew Glenn Simpkins of Capay, CA; his brother, Joseph and his family of Idaho Falls, Idaho; his sisters, Susan of Pacific Grove, CA, and Kathy and her family of Lakewood, Washington.

He is also survived by his parents-in-law of Casper, Wyoming; sister-in-law, Shelly and her family of Upton, Wyoming; brothers-in-law, Pepe and his family of Calgary, Canada, John and his family of Elk Grove, CA, Tony and his family of Gilbert, Arizona, Eric and his family of Gilbert, Arizona.

Interment will follow at the Dayton Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at www.BrusieFH.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 27, 2008
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