Benjamin Glen Denna 1981 ~ 2005
Benjamin Glen Denna, age 23, passed away quietly at his home on May 27, 2005, concluding a life long battle with heart disease. Benjamin was born July 24, 1981, in Provo, Utah, to Eric and Lyn Denna. He graduated from Timpanogos High School in 2000 and served an LDS mission at the Church Historical Archives. Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and earning his second degree black belt in karate are only two of the many accomplishments that demonstrated his determined spirit. His love for music was surpassed only by his perseverance in making beautiful music. His thirst for gospel truth was never quenched. No stranger to suffering, he showed more meekness in trials while finding more joy in life. He and his family wish to express thanks for the many medical professionals at Moffit Hospital in San Francisco, Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City for their years of unselfish care in his behalf. A viewing will be held Sunday, June 12, 2005, from 6-8 p.m. in Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. in the Heatheridge Stake Center, 450 East 2000 North, Orem. Friends and family may also call Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Stake Center. In lieu of flowers a trust fund has been set up in Benjamin’s name to be used to support missionaries needing assistance. Donations can be sent to The Benjamin Glen Denna Memorial Missionary Trust Fund at 1722 N. 710 E., Orem, UT 84097. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfamilymortuaries.com
Originaly published in the Deseret News on 6/12/2005.
Lyn, Benjamin’s mother is my cousin. Benjamin was a very special person. He always cared more for others than himself and truely lived a Christ-like life. His last days were spent with his family and thoes that he loved. A lifetime of painful trials and hardships was outweighed by Benjamin’s kindness, beautiful music, service and ability to not only overcome but to excell at what he did in life. I am personaly touched by his example and the life he lead. Thanks Benjamin.