Kelly Reynolds, 48

Kelly Dean Reynolds of Mitchell was called home by our Heavenly Father Oct.8, 2011, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff after a heroic four month battle with pancreatic cancer.Kelly was born Oct. 7, 1963, to Donna (Scheide) and Larry Reynolds at Burwell. He attended schools in Seneca and Mullen.After graduating, Kelly moved on to the adventure of Kearney State College to further his education.Over the years Kelly has taken on many challenges - cooking at local places, a dietitian at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, traveling salesman for Hipp Wholesale, Med Aid at the Regional Center in hastings, cook at Bosselmans in Wood River, cook/meal planner at Golden Living at Wood River, cook at Dismal River Golf Club and cook at the Aurora Loan Office.Two of his favorite jobs were managing Subway in Broken Bow and his last job, managing Jimmy Johns in Scottsbluff. All of these adventures have lead to the huge list of the world’s greatest friends, which he had.Kelly was known for his keen eye for color of his fabulous flower gardens everywhere he lived. His other past times included photography, 80s music, country music, antiques, fishing, painting, bowling and, of course, Huskers football and volleyball. He helped his mom cater and create amazing flower beds.Kelly’s family would like to give special thanks to Joanne Bond at Quick Care for going the extra mile in the time of need; Mary Sue at RWMC for her wonderful care, kindness and support; the full crew in the RCU unit at RWMC and at Anschultz Cancer Center for going above and beyond the call of duty many times.Kelly is survived by his mother, Donna of Mullen; father, Larry of Wray, Colo.; brother, Jody of Mullen; grandmother, Mildred of Broken Bow; two extra special friends, JR of Mitchell and Alice of Wray, Colo.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, who will all miss Kelly for his warm smile, soft heart and his magical green thumb.Those greeting Kelly at the Heavenly Gates are his paternal grandfather, maternal grandfather, uncle Lavern, uncle Bill, paternal grandmother, and his faithful companion, Bubba.Monetary funds will be used to help defray medical costs or memorials can be given to the American Cancer Society for the study of pancreatic cancer in Kelly’s memory, or to the Seneca Cemetery.Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. MDT at the Seneca Auditorium with Pastor Linda Martin officiating. Committal will be at the Seneca Cemetery with Mullen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 13, 2011