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Denise Marie (Manning) Kidwell

August 12, 1981 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 35)

Denise Marie Kidwell, 35, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held in Westport, WA at a later date.

Denise Marie was born on August 12, 1981 to Michael Manning and Vickie Jones in Seattle, Washington. She was a graduate of Ocosta High School in Westport, WA and studied medical coding at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, WA before moving to Ft. Hood in Killeen, TX in 2009. At Fort Hood, she was the Family Readiness Coordinator for the 89th Chemical Company, RSS, 3 ARC.   Most recently Denise Marie worked at Applebee's in Copperas Cove. She was also an active member of Destiny World Outreach Church in Killeen.

Denise Marie is preceded in death by her brother, William A. Johnson and maternal grandfather, Ronald Eugene Jones; paternal grandparents, Michael D. Manning, II and Helen Rustvold Manning; and an Uncle, Robert Manning.

Denise Marie is survived by her children, Kayleen M. Kidwell, Aiyanna N. Castro, Julianna A. Espinosa; parents, John J. and Vickie M. Spivey and Michael Manning; step-brother Joseph Spivey and step-sisters Christine Six and Kierstyn Hussin; grandparents, James and Delores Riley; an Uncle, Gary Dean Jones; and Cousins, Sara and Rebecca Riley.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Kayleen's father, Jesse Kidwell and Aiyanna's father, Benjamin Castro and to Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.


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