|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1942|
|Death: ||May 18, 2012|
David Geoffrey Denkers devoted father, grandfather and friend was taken unexpectedly from us Friday May 18, 2012. David was born July 13, 1942 to Harold G. and Julia D. Denkers of Ogden Utah. He was the youngest of 5 children; Donna Bramwell, Lee Denkers, Glen Denkers, and Stephen G. Denkers. All preceded him in death, except for his older brother and longtime hunting/fishing partner Stephen. David attended Polk elementary, central school and graduated from Ogden high school in 1960. David served as a chef for the Union Pacific Railroad for a few summers where Yellowstone National Park became his home. It was during this time that his love for the park developed and lasted throughout his entire life. David attended Weber State University, the University of Utah and went on to Colorado State University where he graduated from the school of veterinary medicine in 1968. Following Graduation, David married Lizbeth Case and moved to Oahu Hawaii where he practiced veterinary medicine for two years. David and Liz moved to Salt Lake City in 1970 where David purchased what is now known as Denkers Veterinary Hospital. They had three children; Christopher, Nathaniel and LeAnn. Later David was blessed with four grandchildren; Devin, Allie and Ryan (Nate) and Kelton (LeAnn). Dad was a hard worker and nothing exemplified this more than his passion and love for his clinic, clients and animals of Denkers Veterinary Hospital for the last 42 years. Whether it was calming or amusing an animal or their owner, dad's personality and honesty is what everyone loved and appreciated more than anything. The Veterinary world lost a true good natured soul with "D's"passing. Aside from work dad had a passion for hunting, fishing, cooking, traveling, his grandchildren and for going fast in his iconic Porsche's. He was a long time member of the Masonic order, Rotary club, Ducks Unlimited, The Canadian Goose Club, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the Porsche Club of America.
David is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, niece Catherine Bramwell and nephew Paul Denkers. He is survived by his brother Stephen G. Denkers (Susan) of Ogden; children Christopher Denkers of Salt Lake City, Nathaniel (Natalie) Denkers of Loveland Co, and LeAnn (Tyler) James of Loveland, Co.; grandchildren Devin, Allie, Ryan and Kelton as well as two nieces, one nephew and eight great nieces and nephews.
He will be missed tremendously by his kids; grandkids, family, friends and scores of fish, Geese, dogs and all that knew him.
A social soiree in David's memory will be held Fri. June 1, 2012 at The Depot,400 West South Temple, in The Blue Goose room from 5-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, his kids have asked that you make a donation in his honor to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition at P.O. Box 1874, Bozeman, MT 59771. You may access this information, funeral home's link, www.evans-earlymortuary.com., find memorial information or leave a message or your favorite story about David for the family at may be swww.facebook.com/DrDmemorial.
Created by: gravegirl63
Record added: May 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90659859
Hey, Doc Denkers-my little Maxie went to the rainbow bridge on 5/31/15. I thought about you through the whole process...we never did find a new vet and went to a stranger when it was her time to pass on to the Rainbow Bridge. Please keep your eye open fo...(Read more)|
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Thank you for taking care of my fur-babies over the last two decades. You've been there when they were babies and when they passed. I'm sure they (along with countless others) were there to greet you at the rainbow bridge. Please give Annie and Maggie b...(Read more)|
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Added: May. 24, 2012