Kelly David Samuels, 47

Kelly David Samuels, 47, of Fairplay, Colo., passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from a motor vehicle accident.

He was born May 19, 1969 in Marshalltown to David R. and Shirley (Brittain) Samuels. He graduated from Marshalltown High School and then joined the United States Navy where he served aboard a nuclear submarine. He worked as a chef in Texas before moving to Colorado and was working for Travis Construction at the time of his death.

He married Caryn Busenitz on July 5, 2008, in Breckenridge, Colo.

Kelly is survived by his wife Caryn, of Fairplay, Colo.; son Dylan Samuels, of Silverthorne, Colo.; mother Shirley Reed, of Marshalltown; father David (Barbara) Samuels, of Marshalltown; sister Angie Crawford, of Fairview, Texas; stepbrother William Scott Anderson, of Marshalltown; stepsister Deborah Jaeger, of Osceola; stepsister Susan (Shea) Mears, of Urbandale; and his grandfather Eldon Brittain, of Marshalltown.

He was preceded in death by this grandmother Arlene Oldfield, of Kalona, and grandparents Ray and Emma Eunice Samuels, of Traer.

Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at the South Park Christian Chapel in Fairplay, Colo.