Dennis Glen Denham, age 60, passed away on February 6, 2021 in Kearns, Utah. He was born on March 28, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Karren and Marvin Denham. He married Debbie Burningham on June 20, 1981.
His hobbies included avid gun collecting and gun safety, dirt biking, camping and fishing trips with his wife, son, grandkids and other family members. He had started working at the University of Utah 20+ years ago and had become the supervisor of the Electronic Shop. He loved taking pictures of all the family events and was never in any of the shots because he was always behind the camera. He also loved building computers and repairing electronics and did that for many years and was a very gentle soul and would do anything for anyone, no questions asked.
He served in the Army from July 1977 and had an honorable discharge in July 1984 and had reached rank SP5.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Debbie, son, Mike, and daughter, Heather, as well as five grandchildren; Alex, Trystin, Jaxton, Kambree and Braxton. He is also survived by his brother, Grant.
He is preceded in death by his father, Marvin, mother, Karren, brother, Robert, as well as multiple other family members.
An evening viewing will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Memorial Redwood Mortuary located at 6500 South Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah. The funeral service will be Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 2:00 PM at the same location with a viewing held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow immediately.
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Dennis: I remember when we first started working together. Me at the Police Department as Dispatcher, you as a "mushroom" in the electronics shop. Then you got promoted to shop supervisor and you were no longer a "mushroom". I will never forget you complaining about the cockroaches infesting the Logiplex alarm box in the Architecture building. Remember that ceramic mushroom mascot I made for your work bench. You were always such a joy to talk with on the phone at work. Such a kind soul. You were an amazing Supervisor and you could fix anything. You will be missed. My heart felt condolences to your family. -Ann Penman
We're still processing this sudden loss of this great husband, father, grandfather. For us in the shop, supervisor and friend. I will miss his sense of humor and I'm grateful for the memories we all shared at the U. My heart goes out to his family. B.C. ♥
We are so sorry for the loss of Glen. We didn't spend as much time with your family
as we would have like too. Wishing the best for Glen's family and very sorry to learn
of this loss.
Dennis, or Emo was he was called in school was the man on campus, no not a jock, but so charismatic that everyone loved him, he is definitely one of the best, I am so sorry for your loss. Just wanted to let you know what we thought of him in school, I heard about "Emo" long before I met him he was always highly spoken of, and he was what everyone said, I would just like for his children and grandchildren to know that he was highly regarded.
God bless you all, my prayers are with you all
My heart breaks on hearing of the passing of Dennis! He was such a good man that loved all of his family. Last time I talked to Dennis he told me how much he loved his family camping trips, being with his wife, and grandkids. He was a good man!
May God be with you during this difficult time.
You might be gone, but you will never be forgotten..