David Earl Dennis, born August 13, 1958 peacefully passed away and has gone to be with our Lord in the early morning hours of December 29, 2014 at his home in Ely, NV with loved ones by his side. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure over 15 years ago, and has since led a brave life complete with love, courage, and compassion, among other characteristics.
David’s life was filled with enjoyment and love for his family, friends and anybody he came in contact with. He was raised in a loving Christian home with his parents ministering God’s word to many people over the years. He brought these same values into his own family when he married his high school sweet heart Tammy. They were married for several years with two daughters Carrie and P.J.. During this time there were countless nights at the race track, trips to Magic Mountain in southern California, and many camping trips keeping his family at the center of his life.
Dave continued these family traditions when he met Rae Lynn over 15 years ago being sure to include her children Bobbi, Brandon, and Tawnya as his own. He and Rae Lynn experienced camping and family trips to several locations from California, Oregon, and Oklahoma to as far away as North Carolina. There were many famous barbecue and crawdad dinners at their home in Ely. Many memories made on the infamous bright yellow Honda Goldwin are scattered through his time with Rae Lynn. Almost every trip included a grandchild again putting family in the focus of his life. Dave displayed a passion for life to be admired by all and it was immediately recognizable as soon as you met him.
He dedicated his hardworking life to the field of mechanics maintaining truck fleets and equipment for a wide range of employers. David always made time for family members and friends vehicles, and the construction of his shop at home only allowed for more generous unselfish acts of kindness he was known for. His pinpoint precision and attention to detail made him a sought after person for advice, direction, and the overall “how to” on many projects. His life experiences were far reaching touching many lives. David was a man with a big heart in countless ways, and there are many stories of his empathy for others. He will be missed by many people.
David was preceded in death by his father Floyd Dennis (November 6, 2013). He is survived by his wife Rae Lynn, his two daughters Carrie Bernal (husband Michael) of Springfield, Oregon and Patty from Twin Falls, ID. Dave also has two step-daughters Bobbie Mathewson (Randy Rowley) of Ely, NV and Tawnya Sperling (husband Nate) of Port Orchard, Washington and one step-son Brandon Mathewson of Ely, NV. Dave was also blessed with seven grandchildren Dylan, Cody, Roxy, Natasha, Gavin, James and Autumn. His mother Minnie Dennis resides in Oklahoma, three brothers Ace (wife Judy), Tim (wife Patty) of Oklahoma, and Monte (wife Peggy) from Gabbs, NV, two sisters Mary (husband Travis) in Arkansas, and Faye (Kenny) of Reno, NV. Dave’s also survived by his mother-in-law Geraldine Brand who resides in Richfield, UT, two brothers-in-law Elwood Brand (wife Jodi) from Greenwich, UT, Donald (wife Tara) from Elisnore, UT, a sister-in-law Vicki Brand from Tacoma, WA and Uncle DeMont, and Aunt Gae Hill of Lindon, UT. Lastly Dave is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for David will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 17, 2015 at the Church of Latter Day Saints in McGill, NV.