February 12, 1961 - May 17, 2018
We come with a heavy heart to say that on May 18th we lost our father, Michael Tennell. Michael was born on February 12, 1961 in Farmington, NM. His parents were Clarence Ray Tennell and Graice Mae McClure. Michael grew up in Yermo, CA and graduated from Barstow High School in 1980. He married his high school sweetheart Marica Silva in August 1980. They had two children Amanda and Michael. He and his family resided in Apple Valley and then Victorville, CA. He worked with GTE Directories for 12 years, where he not only developed strong sale skills, but life long friends. His last occupation was a sales representative at Jayco Industry. He worked for and along side his long time friend Jay for 12 years. He took great pride in his job. He especially looked forward to making his special recipe for deviled eggs that were enjoyed for every party gathering at work and the holidays. He cherished the friendships he made at Jayco. Michael loved to cook, entertaining, and had such a warm and welcoming hospitality when you came into his home. He will always be known for his witty and dry sense of humor that always made people laugh. Michael was always willing to help friends in need. He was known for many of his holiday dishes, but the deviled eggs and smoked ham topped the list. He enjoyed having barbecues with friends and family. It warmed his heart watching his grandchildren play and climb their favorite tree in his backyard. He took much pride in his Halloween and Christmas decorations as well, because it brought so much joy to others. He is survived by his daughter Amanda Harris and his son Michael Tennell, his grandchildren Kelsey, Cole, Marley, Atticus, Tinely and Treston, and his step-mother Gerry Tennell. He is also survived by his former wife Marica Tennell and mother-in-law Marcella Silva. His family will deeply miss him, but we find peace that he is with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Services will be held Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11 am at Sunset Hills. The reception will also be held at Sunset Hills.
We come with a heavy heart to say that on May 18th we lost our father, Michael Tennell. Michael was born on February 12, 1961 in Farmington, NM. His parents were Clarence Ray Tennell and Graice Mae McClure. Michael grew up in Yermo, CA and... View Obituary & Service Information
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