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Date of Birth: August 01, 2020

Date of Death: July 30, 2020

Longtime resident of Lincoln City, Oregon, Kevin David Wells, died of congestive heart failure on July 30, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his devoted wife and life partner for 23 years, Christine Danner, beloved daughter, Kahdija Delania (KD) Wells, loving family, cherished friends, and loyal companion, Ocho. Kevin was born in Belle Glade, Florida, on January 12, 1954, to Anne Lariscy Wells and Wendell Wallace Wells, Sr. From an early age he was an outdoorsman, sitting all day at the canal until he caught enough fish to bring home for dinner. As an adult, he would take his friends dory fishing for lingcod, rockfish, bass, and mullet off the coast of Oregon. Fall was the best time for hunting and an annual tradition for Kevin and friends to go out into the woods in Washington and Oregon for elk and deer, and an occasional cougar or bear. Although Kevin described himself as a “mountain man,” he had many other talents. He was an outstanding athlete, from the time he played baseball in elementary school to his stellar football career at the Monroe Academy in Atmore, Alabama. Kevin expressed his artistic ability in the many sketches and paintings he gave away to friends, and he shared his love of music with audiences at home and on stage as a highly respected rock and blues guitarist. Most recently his band “Relapse” played in venues up and down the Oregon coast. Kevin joined the Marines after graduating from Monroe Academy and was proud of his service to his country. He was also proud to have worked for the State of Washington in Forestry Management. Family members to keep in your prayers include his wife Christine, daughter KD, siblings - Wendell Wallace Wells, Jr., Susan Wells Bethes (Melton), Becky Wells Norris (Terry), and Dana Carol Wells – and most treasured friend Tim Heldt.

Service Information

Services will be held in Lincoln City at a future date.


The family asks that donations be made in Kevin’s name to the Monroe Academy or Wounded Warriors I