February 16, 1937 – December 19, 2021
Bobby L. Denney was born in 1937, in Holdenville, Ok, to Robert C. and Pearl Gardner Denney. He attended elementary universities in Oakland, CA, and in Holdenville and graduated 1955, from Holdenville Superior University. He was a talented coronet participant and in significant university fashioned his own jazz band which played for a number of yrs for many faculty and social capabilities. He played Faucets at hundreds of military funeral throughout central Ok. He served for 3 decades in the 45th Infantry Division in the Oklahoma National Guard. He handed away at HopeWest Hospice December 19, 2021, from coronary heart failure.
He attended East Central University in Ada, Okay, on a music scholarship but since of his aptitude for math and physics, he was hired by Western Electric in 1957 and moved to Boston, MA for education in the then new industry of pc programming. His very first assignment was doing the job with desktops on the SAGE (Semi-Automated Floor Atmosphere) radar application with the USAF which was related with the DEW (Distant Early Warning) line throughout the Chilly War with Russia. He was afterwards linked with Aires Company and Computer Sciences Company exactly where he worked on contracts at the Pentagon, NASA Goddard Naval Air Station and the Used Physics Lab in the Washington, D.C. space.
In 1971 he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to generate a new laptop library procedure at the College of Minnesota for their Bio-Med Library. In 1975, he started collaboration with the Minneapolis Memorial Blood Centre for a computer system method for monitoring their units of blood. Early in 1976 he commenced installing one particular of the very first at any time comprehensive laptop system for use by Community Blood Banks – around 900 inter-doing work but specific plans. The procedure was employed solely at the blood banks in Minneapolis, Sioux City, IA and Bonfils Blood Centre in Denver for 19 years. In 1994 the Fda deemed his pc system a health-related unit and demanded documentation that Bob approximated would just take 2-3 people today to produce and numerous million pounds to attain, so he donated his procedure to each and every blood financial institution. He remained an employee-specialist with each and every blood lender right until his retirement in 2002. In the course of his computer job he also wrote a computerized paternity tests process utilised in Minneapolis and other genotype labs, and a hepatitis affected individual tests and monitoring laptop or computer method for the Minneapolis facility.
Bob experienced an intensive like of flying, but because he was not tall more than enough to develop into the navy pilot he aspired to be, he became an skilled in radio regulate airplanes which he flew regularly for additional than 55 many years. He served a number of conditions as president and other board positions of the DCRC club in Washington, D.C. and belonged to various other radio control airplanes clubs in Minnesota, Arvada, CO, and the Grand Junction Modeleers. His workshop was stuffed with largely electric sailplanes in different stages of completion and fix.
He also experienced a really like for sport vehicles, largely Datsun/Nissan Z’s, and experienced owned at least 1 of each and every design of Z created together with his preferred pewter coloured 1992 300ZX Twin Turbo alongside with a 280Z bored out and outfitted for street courses and racing. He cherished driving the road training course on the previous Stapleton Airport site in Denver, but also drove at 2nd Creek Raceway, Pikes Peak Worldwide Raceway, Hallet Raceway near Tulsa, Alright and Texas Motor Speedway. He served many phrases on the board of the Z Motor vehicle Club of Colorado and was a past member of the Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club.
He had an unquenchable thirst for looking at and browse almost all of a few of sets of encyclopedias and their yearbooks as properly as numerous is effective of humorists, political satirists and commentators mainly go through although propped up on a person elbow in mattress at night even though munching cashews.
He married Nancy Martin in 1956. 5 sons were born to this union. They divorced in 1985. Later that calendar year he married Mary Anne Ghumm following meeting her via a laptop or computer bulletin board (forerunner of the World-wide-web). They moved to Grand Junction in 2002 to retire.
Bob is preceded in demise by his dad and mom infant brother, Phillip, in 1941 infant sister, Mary Ellen, in 1942, and son, Mark in 1963. Nancy Martin Denney died in 2004.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Anne, of Grand Junction sons, Christopher Denney, Minneapolis, MN Gary (Keri) Denney, Ireland David Denney, Thornton, CO Adam Denney, Harrah, Okay stage-sons, Brian Ghumm, Brighton, CO, and Kevin Ghumm, Conover, NC two granddaughters one excellent-grandson, and Cassie, a grey tabby.
Bob experienced a never ever ending quest for a very good pot roast and a cup of coffee – black, make sure you and a soft location in his heart for dachshunds, Louis, Ella, Oscar, the MJQ, Mussorgsky’s Shots at an Exhibition and volcanoes. Bob did not want a funeral – too significantly fuss. He wished any ultimate donations to go to the Roice-Hurst Animal Shelter in Grand Junction.
Printed by The Everyday Sentinel on Dec. 26, 2021.