Venice Denney, 1929-2019

Venice Denney

Venice Calvin Denney, born Sept. 6, 1929 to Ernest Harrison Denney and Winona May Byfield Denney, passed peacefully at home July 10, 2019.

Venice, one of 11 children, moved with his family to Hansen, Idaho to farm. In 1948 Venice moved to Moab where he met and married the love of his life, Gloria Ann McDougall on May 15, 1951 in Aztec New Mexico.

Called to duty, Venice served in the Army participating in the Korean War until March 21, 1953. Sgt. 1st Class Denney received a Korean Service medal, 2 two bronze campaign stars to Korean Service and a United Nations Medal.

Venice loved the outdoors and farming, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting, rock collecting and relaxing in the cabin in Old La Sal.

Venice was preceded in death by his sweetheart, Gloria; daughter-in-law, Barbara; nine siblings, granddaughter, Jennifer Kelly Custer and great grandson, Connor Craig Denney.

Venice leaves behind one sibling, Nadine Kopenick of Twin Falls, Idaho; his children, Kenney (Barbara), Kevin (Jan), Karie, Kelly (Rochell) all of Moab, Utah; grandchildren and great grandchildren, in addition to many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Venice was laid to rest at Grand Valley Cemetery on Monday July 15, 2019.

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