Dennys Cooney passed away in Roswell, NM, Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the late afternoon hours at the age of 76.
Dennys is survived by one brother, Vance Cooney and his three sons, Scott Cooney of Roswell, NM and Nick and Steve Cooney of Aberdeen, WA and by several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both his parents Paul and Dorthy Cooney, his younger brother, Calvin K. Cooney and his wife, Susan Cooney.
Dennys graduated from Central Valley High school in Spokane WA in 1959. Upon graduation Dennys enlisted in the Navy where, among other adventures, he participated in the Cuban blockade.
Upon returning from the Navy, Dennys married and tried his hand at electronics and real estate. He hit his stride as a serial entrepreneur owning a tobacco business, a transmission shop Mac Allied and a tool distributor at Tool Mart which he became the owner. He also loved to boat, fish, and travel.
Dennys was generous, exceedingly bright and could be hysterically funny. He touched so many people and helped many people. Dennys loved his dogs dearly, and would take strays, and sheltered dogs in when possible. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Dennys loved his brothers, and sisters, and worshiped at the Washington Avenue Baptist Church
Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Washington Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Reeves officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park with Roswell Veteranâ€™s Honor conducting Military Rights.
Scott and family, We were saddened to hear of Dennys’ departure from this earth. We rejoice he is in a better place. Praying for all of you adjusting to life without his presence.
Tim and Wanda FosterRoswell, NM
He was such a nice man. He always had something positive to say. Doing things for people who needed help. He will be missed by all here who knew him. Prayers for peace for his family left behind.
Helen WaltersRoswell, NM