Stephanie Elise Mann, 51, of Fairbanks, passed away May 24, 2021, losing her fight against Cushing's disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2016.
Stephanie was born on Sept. 2, 1969, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was raised in Longmont, Colorado, and grew up attending the First United Methodist Church with her mom, Elizabeth McCall, and sister, Vanessa. She was active in the church's bell choir and UMYF, and often helped her mom and Aunt Paula with church events and potlucks. Stephanie graduated from Skyline High School, Longmont, Colorado, in 1987. She attended college at the University of Northern Colorado, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Regents College, graduating with a B.S. accounting degree. She worked as an accountant, paraprofessional, English as a second language (ESL) teacher, and certified nurse assistant. She was also a life-long volunteer, and along with Paul, Jacob and Lizzy, volunteered at food banks, charity fun runs and school functions. Stephanie delivered Meals on Wheels in Colorado and Tennessee, and loved interacting with the people on her delivery routes.
Stephanie met Paul Abram Mann in February 1991 in Boulder, Colorado, and married a little over a year later at the city and county building in Denver on March 16, 1992. In their 30 years together, Stephanie and Paul lived in Los Angeles; Guam, where their twins, Jacob and Lizzy, were born; Longmont, Colorado; Aurora, Colorado; Fort Collins, Colorado; Marysville, Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee; and finally settled in Alaska's Interior. Stephanie was a daughter, a painter, a planner, a traveler, an artist, an educator, a partner, a mom, a wife, a sister, an aunt and a best friend.
Stephanie was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Kay McCall; her aunt and uncle, Paula and Howard Johnston; and her cousin, Linda Johnston.
Stephanie is survived by her husband, Paul Mann of Fairbanks; daughter, Lizzy Mann of Fairbanks; son, Jacob Mann of Fairbanks; sister and brother-in-law, Vanessa and John Lamb of Lyons, Colorado; nieces, Hannah and Jade Lamb of Lyons, Colorado; nephew, Colin Stubbert of Longmont, Colorado; sister, Gina McCall of Riverside, Colorado; sister, Janna Rose of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Dodi and Shon Hart of Grants Pass, Oregon; niece, Lyndsey Mayhaus of Cincinnati, Ohio; and niece, Michelle Hall.
A memorial service officiated by Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails was held at Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home on Thursday, June 3, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cushing's Support and Research Foundation Inc.
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Published by Daily News-Miner on Jul. 11, 2021.