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DeVear L. Dennis 1908 - 2005

We as family and friends, honor and give loving tribute to our father - a good honorable man - DeVear L. Dennis - upon his recent departure from this life at age 96. Born with a twin brother, December 18, 1908 to Laura Ann Ewell, and Daniel Joseph Dennis in a small log cabin outside Myton, Utah, the eight children residing in the home at the time spent the time scooping up snow blown into the cabin through the cracks in the wall while a storm raged outside with 36 below zero winds. Raised mostly by his devoted father, DeVear spent much of his young life working on the family farm, and excelling in racing horses - his favorite pastime - claiming that he never lost a race. As a young adult he moved to the bay area in California where he met and married a lovely young woman - Louise H. Dennis (Openshaw) - that included a ready-made family of four small children. Although greatly unprepared to take on the challenges of marriage, and a ready-made family, he accepted the responsibility with a firm commitment; with integrity, and with the sole intent of bringing good to his family. He gave of himself, and diligently and unselfishly served his family to the best that he was able, and although at times we expected more, and different, or better from him, the fruits of his lifelong labors shine forth brightly for good in the lives of his five children; Gary Dennis, Holladay, UT; Lorraine Hamilton, Modesto, CA; Roger Dennis, Santa Clara, CA; Anita Schaffer, Ogden, UT, and Nadine Hatch, Sandy, UT. His legacy is also seen among his 53 outstanding grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a devoted and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and later in life served a mission with his wife in Nova Scotia, Canada. In his declining years he delighted in his weekly temple service with his beloved wife. He valued personal growth, and an active lifestyle, setting a goal in his senior years to memorize a new inspirational story or thought each week, and for years he accumulated a mental, as well as a physical catalog of his favorite thoughts and stories. Just weeks before his passing, he enjoyed entertaining others with stories and thoughts, always given completely from memory. He and his beloved wife have resided in Orem for the past 27 years. We will miss him - until we meet again. Funeral services will be Friday, Sept.23, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sharon Park 5th Ward Chapel, 150 East 600 North, Orem. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center Street, as well as Friday morning at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Orem City Cemetery.
Section: Death Notice - Classified

Index Terms: DeVear L. Dennis
Dateline: UT United States
Copyright (c) 2005 Deseret News Publishing Company

Dennis, DeVear L.


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