Thank you, Dave, for Loving the Blues

Don't have a picture of Dave, so this will have to do.

This week is KUNM's fundraising drive. Please tune in Wednesday evening, Oct. 22nd, during the Blues Show and donate to KUNM in memory and honor of Dave Denny.
In Albuquerque: 277-4357
or toll free: 866-899-5866

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:26 AM
Subject: KUNM DJ Dave Denny, 1944-2008

It is with profound sadness that we have received the news of Dave Denny's passing away Friday, October 17th.

The staff at the Historic El Rey Theater would like to express it's sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dave Denny, who tirelessly kept music and specifically the BLUES alive in Albuquerque for 35 years through KUNM. His tremendous contribution and love of music will be deeply missed.

There will be a memorial concert on Friday, November 7th for Dave at the Historic El Rey Theater. We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.

As the funeral is tomorrow and it did not make the paper, Lynn, Dave's girlfriend, has asked us to pass the following information on to Dave's friends in the event any of you would like to attend the funeral.

Service and Burial of Dave Denny

Service and burial will be at the Paguate Cemetery in Paguate, New Mexico on
Wednesday, October 22nd at 11 am. Honorary pall bearers will be Hank and
Louie Wickham and Joe and Keith Williams.

Directions to Paguate Cemetery in Paguate, New Mexico:
The village is pretty small...and the latter part of the directions are a bit vague. Give yourself a good hour and 15 minutes to get there.
I-40 west to Old Laguna Exit 114
Go 2 miles on Old 66
Turn right on HWY 279
Go north about 9 miles
When you come up to the village, you will see a Mustang/Paguate Mart on the left
Go past that 1-2 blocks and turn left again
Cemetery on the left, turn left again

Dave Denny Obituary

Dave Denny died peacefully at his home on Friday, October 17th , 2008. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 20, 1944 to parents Benjamin and Rosenda Denny. He was preceded in death by his mother Rosenda Denny, father Benjamin Denny and his brother, Benny Jr. and beloved pets Sleepy, Sadie and Posole. He is survived by his girlfriend Carol Lynn Ryan, his aunt Marie Ondelacy and cousins Keith Ondelacy, Donna and Joe Williams and his dog Yoda.

Dave led a full and passionate life. He served in the Air Force and was stationed in Washington D.C. during the early years of Vietnam. He enjoyed traveling to Uruguay and going on "Blues Cruises." He was a food aficionado. He loved his pets deeply. Dave loved to be on the stage and on film, and was many times. He was a wonderful friend and community member. He may be best remembered for his commitment to the Albuquerque Blues community. For 35 years, Dave was a radio deejay at KUNM for a variety of shows over the years including Home Cooking and The Blues Show. Every other Wednesday listeners could tune in to The Blues Show and hear Dave's velvety smooth voice serving up the best from Blues masters local, famous, and little known. In this way, Dave was a regular guest in living rooms across New Mexico and beyond. His devotion and kindness will be missed. Dave was a pillar of the Blues community affectionately known by some as "The Godfather of the Blues" and he'd want to be remembered expressing gratitude to his audience, "Thank you for loving the Blues." We'll miss you.

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Comment by Adelita on October 21, 2008 at 9:55pm
OMG. Dave Denny was one of my ex-husband's best friends. After my ex passed away several years ago, I lost track of Dave. I was lucky enough to meet his sweet mom and heard wonderful stories about his brother. I am honestly in shock as I write this. I am so sad. Dave was such an important part of the blues community in this town. He was such a gentle soul with a whole lot of heart. My daughter and I will miss you Dave. Please say hi to "J" for us.
Comment by Jessie on October 21, 2008 at 11:03pm
Comment by magoo on October 22, 2008 at 5:48am
thank you, Dave for serving up the blues for 35 years, we'll miss you.......
Comment by cathyray on October 22, 2008 at 12:32pm
OMG!!! i just found this. damn, we have missed the services. The man & I love Dave & Lynn so dearly. We have bluesed & cruised with them for many, many years. We just saw them not long ago. They were excited to be thinking of moving to some island or something. I can't think right now . . .too shocked & saddened.
Comment by JMG on October 22, 2008 at 7:29pm
I donated and mentioned the DCF, which they read on the air. Waiting to hear your names on the air; mention the Fix, so we know it's you!
Comment by Adelita on October 22, 2008 at 7:32pm
Hey I did too!! Haven't heard my name yet though. Let's do it DCFers and raise a ton of money in honor of Dave and for KUNM!
Comment by JMG on October 22, 2008 at 7:37pm
In Albuquerque: 277-4357
or toll free: 866-899-5866
Comment by JMG on October 22, 2008 at 7:58pm
Heard your names, Kenny and Merrilou!
Comment by magoo on October 22, 2008 at 7:58pm
Ken, just heard your & Merrilou's name mentioned at 7:58!!
Comment by Adelita on October 22, 2008 at 8:01pm
Me too Kenny! And I even heard mine...


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