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Gregory Alton Wells

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Gregory Alton Wells

West Des Moines - Gregory Alton Wells, of West Des Moines, passed away on August 6, 2018 in Des Moines. He was wearing an impish grin that had served him well for most of his 50 years. Gregory was born in Des Moines, IA on June 25, 1968 to Harold and Nelda (Barrow) Wells. He graduated from Cornell College and went on to work in Silicon Valley in computers before returning to Iowa to raise his family. He married Mikki on June 10, 2017. To his friends and family, Gregory was famous for his kindness and his inability to be on time, a gift passed down from his father. He was the possessor of a truly brilliant mind that afforded him an abundant joy of life, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and occasional self-imposed obstacles. Gregory's path wasn't an easy one, especially with his health. Despite that, he never lost his self-described sense of gallows humor. His vision was always colored with love. He was passionate about family, friends, and politics and met his adversities with an unrestrained hope. He will be sorely missed.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold James Wells, Des Moines; step father Robert W. Mickle, Des Moines, grand parents Esta and Alton Wells, Russell, AR; Katie and Mack Barrow, Jonesboro, AR.

He is survived by his mother, Nelda Barrow Mickle, Des Moines; wife Mikki, daughters Kathryn, Rose, and Cassandra, son Matthew, and step son Spencer, West Des Moines, brother Malcolm (Janel) Wells and nephew Riley, Des Moines; step brothers Gary Mickle, Boone; Ron (Char) Mickle; Concordia, MO; step sisters Cheryl Pearson, Mt. Pleasant, Wendy (Kathy) Larson-Mickle, Woodland Park, CO, Jeanne (Paul) Olson, Mt. Pleasant, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, Aug 11 at Ashworth Road Baptist 5300 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50266.
Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 10, 2018
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