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George Stephen Denny September 29, 1957~ June 13, 2013

Dr. George Stephen Denny, 55, of Fayetteville died Thursday, June 13, 2013 of natural causes. George was a rock for his family and all those around him.  He was a lifelong learner, gifted teacher, and humble servant.  He was both brilliant and wise, highly observant, and cared for others constantly.  He was adaptable, content, generous, faithful and loyal to his core.  He was gifted in mercy and hospitality, and loved cooking for others.  He was joyful and fun-loving, with a great laugh and sense of humor.  He loved games of all kinds—board games, bridge, racquetball, and playing with children, especially his own.  He was a godly man who loved to sing, and was a servant leader at every church he attended.  He quickly earned and rightly deserved the respect and appreciation of those he met.  He was a committed husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother.  He was loved dearly, and leaves a legacy shaped by his love for God and the people around him. He was born on September 29, 1957 in Wichita, Kansas to Duane and Billie Denny.  Survivors include his beloved wife of 31 years, Heather Denny; two sons, Fred Denny and wife Kimi of Morristown, New Jersey and Charles Denny of Fayetteville; three daughters, Dorothy Denny of St. Louis, Eleanor Bates and husband Trevor, and Alex Phillips and husband Greg, both of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Nona Bates, Ava Denny and Violet Phillips; parents, Duane and Billie Denny of Kansas; brother, John Denny and wife Mary of Kansas; five sisters, Carol Khol and husband Rick, Alice Page and husband Steve, Susan Lamers and husband Phil, all of Kansas, Anne Denny of Arizona and Marta Woolbert and husband David of Pennsylvania.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Denny. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 PM at the First United Presbyterian Church, 695 E. Calvin Street, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Lunch will follow the graveside service; all are welcome.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the George S. Denny Memorial Scholarship fund and sent to University of Arkansas, 303 Graduate Education, Fayetteville, AR 72701.  Make checks payable to UA Foundation.  Online donations may be made through the Annual Fund giving portal: https://onlinegiving.uark.edu/. In the gift designation box, select “Specific department, program or fund” and type George Denny scholarship.

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    John Buckwalter » 14. Jun, 2013

    I am deeply saddened by the news. Dr. Denny was on my dissertation committee. I have fond memories of him as a professor. He was kind and very helpful. I still have vivid memories of him putting down his sandwich, as I interrupted his lunch so that he could help me with a problem that I was having. I believe he was instrumental to my success as a graduate student. I never met his family but I would appreciate it if you would pass my condolences on to them. Please let them know that George has a legacy beyond his immediate family. He made a difference in my life and countless other student’s lives. He was one of the good ones. His passing is way too soon.

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    Raffy Luquis » 14. Jun, 2013

    My prayers and condolences to the Denny’s family during this time. Dr. George Denny was a great professor and human being, may he rest in peace.

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    Denise Airola » 14. Jun, 2013

    I took my first course in education statistics from Dr. Denny in 2002. He was an excellent teacher. He was so easy to approach with questions and concerns. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. You are in my prayers during this difficult time. May the grace and peace of our Savior hold you tight at this time.

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    Charles Stegman » 14. Jun, 2013

    George and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. George was my colleague and friend for 18 years and all of us who knew him will miss his keen sense of humor, wit, and scholarly input. As a professor, his legacy extends far and wide through all of the students who benefited from taking his classes and having him on their committees.

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    Deborah Swaar » 14. Jun, 2013

    Dr. Denny was an honorable man and a person of great character. I worked with him as a department secretary. He continually worked hard. He was kind without fail. He was a source of encouragement to everyone who worked with him. During the time I worked there, I was both a single mom with three young kids and a married mom with my spouse serving in Kuwait. His office was right next to mine for a while, so sometimes when I played music a bit too loudly, he came around the corner and smiled and listened along. George Denny was kind and empathetic and always protective of me and others. He carried himself with grace and dignity. I never heard him engage in gossip or mean-spirited discussions. I am saddened to know he is no longer in the world with us. He made it such a better place. It was an honor to count him as a co-worker and a kind friend. He loved his family fiercely. My heart is broken for his family and close friends. You each have my prayers and deepest condolences.

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    Len Fettig » 15. Jun, 2013

    I was stunned to hear that George had passed away. I knew him as a bridge player. He had a great sense of humor and was always a gentleman.
    He and his partner won the game on Wednesday night and then sadly he lost a different game the following day.
    My sympathies go out to his family.

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    Joyce Graening » 15. Jun, 2013

    George was a great faculty member and supporter of students in the College of Education and Health Professions. Many of my doctoral students asked to have George on their dissertation committees because statistics was always a scary part of that dissertation and they knew that George would spend hours if needed to help them through. We spent many hours together on dissertation committees as well as other committees. The College and University will miss his professionalism. I hope his family realizes how many lives he touched. Our condolences to them at this difficult time.

    Drs. Joyce & Jay Graening
    Professors Emeritus

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    Robert and Donna (Alberti) Dvorak » 15. Jun, 2013

    We are deeply saddened to hear of George’s passing, we miss him already. Our love and prayers go out to his precious family.

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    James and Anita Van Patten » 15. Jun, 2013

    George Denny was an inspiration to all who knew him. He always came to my assistance whenever I had an educational challenge in my work. He was never to busy to go that extra mile to help a colleague. George was compassionate, understanding, supportive and a true gentleman through and through. One of our last e mail’s was his offer to buy our home, thinking our two homes were comparable in price, so he could be nearer his work in the College of Education. He left a positive contribution to all those lives he touched. We give our love, prayers and sympathy to Heather, his children and grandchildren. Love Jim and Anita

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    Sonja Vogel Lyons » 15. Jun, 2013

    Dear Billie and Duane and all,
    I was very sad to hear of George’s passing. While I don’t remember him individually, I will always remember all the kids and the school bus you drove to visit us one summer when I was very small. Billie, do you remember me mentioning that trip many years after, and saying I remember one of the boys who sucked his spaghetti up while twirling his fingers in his ears, and how funny I thought that was? You said it was “probably George!”
    My thoughts are with you….

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    Marie J. Salisbury Alberti-Thomson » 16. Jun, 2013

    Dear Heather: Joy comes in the morning. Heaven is getting very crowded. I will be remembering you and each of your children in special prayer for strength and comfort that only God can give. Love you very much. Aunt Marie

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    R. Grace Archie » 16. Jun, 2013

    I was speechless upon hearing about the passing of Dr. Denny. He was not only a highly effective instructor, but he was a remarkable person as well. I had him for a statistics class in 2012, and he was so approachable and patient with students. I never felt intimidated or embarrassed to ask a question, and he made me feel as though he was always available to discuss concepts further outside of class, should I desire it. Even months after I had finished his course, he continued to make me feel welcome anytime I showed up at his office for help with various analyses I was doing for my thesis or other research. I’ve never met a more humble and gentle soul.

    My deepest thoughts and sincerest condolences to his family. My thoughts and prayers shall remain with you as you go through this difficult time.

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    Nathan Kemper » 16. Jun, 2013

    Dr. Denny was a kind person and a gifted teacher. I had the pleasure of taking one of his classes and had kept in touch with him ever since. He was always so funny and making us all laugh and the campus community will deeply miss him. He was a very rare kind of person. Our hearts and love go out to his family.

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    Becki Stewart Foreman » 16. Jun, 2013

    George was a wonderful man. Although I haven’t seen him for many years, I remember him from Kansas Bible Camp and from Seattle, WA where he was in my brother’s (John Stewart) wedding as a groomsman. One of my fondest memories of George was of him dressing like the Apostle John for our youth group, and teaching the whole lessons dressed as John. I remember a very godly man, and he will be missed. I look forward to seeing him again when we get to Glory. My deepest sympathy to Heather and the whole Denny family.

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    Name » 16. Jun, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss and hope you find peace in this sad time knowing that he is in heaven. When I think of your dad I always picture him with a big smile on his face. All my prayers and love! Emily Norris

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    Amy Crance » 16. Jun, 2013

    I’m truly sorry for your lose, I only meet George once in Baltimore at the prep conference but talked with him several times by email as he evaluated our test for our grant here in Texas. I know that he will be truly missed and was an awesome person. I will keep your family in my prayers. May God bless your family with know that he is in heaven watching over you. Amy Crance

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    bill tucker » 16. Jun, 2013

    George was as solid a believer in Christ as I have known through the years. May the peace and comfort of the Lord be with all of you.

    bill tucker

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    Bob and Nancy Love » 16. Jun, 2013

    Dearest Heather and Kids and Grandkids,
    Isaiah 57:1 “The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart”. Well, we want you to know that we are taking George’s death to heart … and it hurts alot. Although it has been years since we all broke bread and sang and prayed together, fellowship with your family is one of those things that always seems to exist in the present … too strong and vibrant to be held by mere memory. Nancy is sending a letter [still her preferred method of communication], but don’t wait for it if we can help you in any way as you transition to life without George’s bright countenance, wise counsel and steadfast love. The world is a much poorer place without George Denny … and heaven much richer, happier and definitely more harmonious.
    love,
    Bob & Nancy
    Wichita KS

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    Name » 17. Jun, 2013

    Wow. I know this is shocking and difficult for this to have happened to George. I know too, though, that God is truly with you inside of it and wants to interact with each of you in a rich,deep, and fulfilling way amidst this part of your journey. This certainly did not surprise Him and He is sovereign in the whole thing. I can not help but think of what George is experiencing right now in the eternal dimension. Though he’s gone physically, he is not far away since heaven is not a spacial distance from us. It’s just another realm that we as members of the Body of Christ are already joined to by our spirits, seated with Christ in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). Though grieving is certainly a necessary and natural response, in the end there really is a sense of celebration as we consider where George is and recognize that he is very likely interested in the activity of the Body of Christ in the earth. Perhaps, he’s even peering into our process with the “great cloud of witnesses” mentioned in Hebrews 12. I am pleased to have George as my eternal brother in Christ, and am thankful for the kind of man he was (and quite frankly still is, yet even more refined, since he is an eternal being who’s been taken to his true home)! I am excited that I will indeed see him again. Keep pressing on strong! I know that’s what George would want. I love you all in Christ and am praying for you.

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    Sheila Trinkle » 17. Jun, 2013

    I had the pleasure of having Dr. Denny for a statistics class in 2007. He made statistics understandable and fun for those of us who aren’t statisticians. He was very accommodating and understanding when my father was hospitalized. He began the course by introducing himself and his family. His face beamed and his eyes shone a little brighter when he talked about his wife and children.

    Although Dr. Denny was not on my “official” dissertation committee, he was very instrumental in its completion. I will be forever grateful.

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    Anita Rao Mysore » 17. Jun, 2013

    During my Ph.D. program, I took three classes with Dr. Denny and he was on my dissertation committee. This substantiates that he was popular, but he never compromised on high expectations. Besides educational statistics, I have learned much from him, organizational skills and work-life balance for example. Whenever I write, the knowledge gained from Dr. Denny’s “Techniques of Research” class and his sound knowledge of the APA Publication Manual come to my mind. Yesterday when I was typing my book-chapter, again I remembered his tips several times and it was hard to believe that he was no more.

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    Lana Aiken » 17. Jun, 2013

    Denny Family,

    I am so very sorry of the sudden loss of George. He had been in my office the Wednesday before his passing as I was working on a travel claim for him. I was in a hurry to get some paperwork completed before leaving for a doctor’s appointment and George told me to “stop working on his claim and go to the doctor…his paperwork could wait and that my health was more important”. That was the person George was….kind, considerate, compassionate….he was THE nicest man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and he was a sheer pleasure to work with. I just hope George knows that I did complete his paperwork before I left, but I so appreciated his concern and that last conversation with him will stay with me forever.

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Maggie McGriff » 17. Jun, 2013

    I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Denny. His passing is a tragedy to so many lives he touched during his life. I took Dr. Denny’s Research Design course in Fall 2012 and I can honestly say that he was one of the best professors I’ve ever had in my many years at the University. I’m so appreciative of Dr. Denny’s kind assistance and guidance with my dissertation and I will never forget him. Dr. Denny and his family are in my prayers.

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    Nilly AL-Banna » 17. Jun, 2013

    I was shocked to learn this. I will never forget all the help that Dr. Denny provided me while writing my dissertation. I am honored to have had him as one of my committee members. Prayers are sent to him and his family. May Allah accept him in heaven.

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    Rebecca Martindale » 17. Jun, 2013

    My prayers go out to your family in this time of sorrow. George was truly a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed. I don’t think I ever had an encounter with him when he wasn’t smiling or laughing. I am truly blessed to have had him in my life as a colleague and an instructor.

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    Dennis and Olive Scott » 17. Jun, 2013

    Dear Heather,
    What a shock it was to hear of your husband’s sudden death. Our prayers go out to you and to your family. We always remember George for his wonderful smile, pleasant demeanor, and outgoing spirit. May you find peace knowing that he is in the arms of His Savior.
    Dennis and Olive

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    Sylvia & Ken Thomas » 17. Jun, 2013

    Over the years, I have heard George’s name but have never had the privilege of meeting him. I was greatly saddened to hear of his sudden passing. Your loss is impossible to imagine. We just want you to know that we are praying for you all at this time.

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    Hailey Venters » 17. Jun, 2013

    Fred,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It is so tragic to hear of your dad leaving you when he had so much more life to live. I hope you find comfort in the many memories shared with him. After reading about your dad, I can see all the wonderful qualities he passed down to you.

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    Jennifer Ramsey » 17. Jun, 2013

    I was so saddened to hear of George’s passing. I met George and Heather through my late husband. I realized then that we were friends for life. Heather and the children: I’m so very sorry for your loss but I’m rejoicing for George’s gain. All of you are in my every prayer at this time. I love you dearly and I’m truly sorry for your loss.
    Jennifer, Carole Ann, & Hannah Ramsey

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    Craig Edmonston » 17. Jun, 2013

    My prayers are with the family and friends of George. He was an exceptional person and will be missed by all of us. I was fortunate to have known George since his arrival on campus. He truly did make a difference in the lives of colleagues and students. His contribution to us was not just what he taught in class or his leadership in the program, his true contribution was how he interacted with everyone and how he touched our lives. I never left a meeting with him that I did not laugh and feel uplifted by just being with him. He truly was a great man. We can be comforted that he is now with the greatest of all, our Lord and Savior.

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    Ronna Turner » 17. Jun, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. George was such a positive person and a joy to work with. I enjoyed ‎greeting him each morning, and having him as a partner to help solve problems many ‎afternoons. We shared many discussions on how to approach teaching and conduct ‎evaluations, and I always gained from our talks. George was one of those colleagues whom you ‎could always feel comfortable having a discussion, regardless of whether you agreed or ‎disagreed, initially. He was professional in his approach and always respectful of others, and I ‎benefited greatly from our interactions. ‎
    He was always willing to take time to work on issues, help a student, or talk about his children. ‎His five kids were his favorite subject, and I got a kick out of seeing the pictures on the wall ‎change each year as a new photo was replaced. My favorite picture is the 3-4 foot self-portrait ‎drawn by his daughter years ago; he was so proud of that. Another really fun thing about ‎George was his skill in playing racquetball. He played with many people much younger than ‎him, and to watch him stand in the middle of the court and have everyone (other than Nick) ‎running all around him trying to catch the ball was hilarious. He definitely made many of us look like ‎amateurs. ‎
    Over the last 18 years, George began as my colleague and mentor, then more importantly ‎became my friend. I will miss him greatly, and am thankful to have had the privilege to work ‎with him for so many years. Thank you for sharing him with us, and may Jesus comfort and hold you during this difficult time.

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    Craig Wolfe » 17. Jun, 2013

    While I did not him personally, any man who fathered such an amazing daughter as Dorothy will clearly be sorely missed by all who knew him. I pray that God’s peace wash over the family during these trying times and they be filled with only joyous memories.

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    Rebecca Chavez » 17. Jun, 2013

    Heather and family,

    May God comfort you and give you strength and peace during this time of sorrow and temporary separation– for in due time we will be reunited with George in God’s kingdom. George will be missed and fondly remembered. Your kindness to our family when we were students at the University will always be appreciated. Our warm thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

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    Liz Molesso » 17. Jun, 2013

    Dear Heather
    We were so shocked and so saddened to hear about George. We are just heartbroken for you and the kids. You have been on our minds and in our prayers constantly these last few days.
    With love from all of us – Tim, Liz, Jordan and Annie Molesso

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    Dean, Kim, Quinn and Pierce Colpman » 17. Jun, 2013

    We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of George – father, husband, grampa, uncle, friend, teacher, mentor. There is no sense that can be made in this situation and words fail to convey the truest, deepest feelings at this time. We believe, however, that the greatest gift you can give George will be to live your life and keep his memory alive. Even though he is gone from earth, he will still feel your love, remember the times spent together, and continue to grow a love that will last forever. With love to you all…. Dean Kim Quinn and Pierce

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    C.Sears » 17. Jun, 2013

    So sadden to hear the passing of one of my former professors. He was funny man and made class exciting and educational at the same time. I just finished up a class with him in May. I hope his family finds comfort in knowing that he touch so many of his students lives. What a great professor and one that will be sorely missed.

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    Beverly Reed Elliott » 17. Jun, 2013

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. George was an amazing person who served all those around him. His going leaves a huge void at the U of A.

    May your sweet memories of him help sustain you through your grief.
    My sincerest sympathy and love,
    Bev

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    Mike Daugherty » 17. Jun, 2013

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. George Denny was one of the most unflappable and positive people that I’ve had the privilege to know. No matter the circumstance, George could lighten the mood and improve the outlook of everyone in the room. He could make people laugh, he could cause faculty members to take themselves less seriously, and he could make students (fearful of statistics) line up to take his classes. He could take a complex idea and boil it down to a core concept that everyone could follow. He was just the genuine article and we miss him so much already. Please take solace in the fact that George Denny will live on through his many, many thankful students, the stories they will tell, the confidence that they exude, and the achievements that they accomplish because George Denny went that extra mile.

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    Nouf Alrefaei » 17. Jun, 2013

    My prayers to Dr. Denny’s Family. He was one of the greatest professors. I am sorry for your lost, may Allah grant his family patience and strength; and may Allah grant Dr. Denny Mercy and everlasting life in Heaven for all the help and kindness he provided for everyone, Amen.

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    Name » 17. Jun, 2013

    Kind and helpful to all. He wanted all of us to be successful in stats, so he explained in a way we could understand. Thank you, Dr. Denny

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    David and Linda Lloyd » 17. Jun, 2013

    Hello Heather, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. He was so young. I can still remember you and George sitting at our kitchen table many years ago in Edmonton-you may already have had two children. We just loved you and George and your young family-you really impressed us. Just recently Russ gave us a little update about you and your growing family and about what the children are up to and now we receive this sad news. It must feel like the security you have known as a family has been shattered to pieces. May God the Father surround you with a much deeper sense of security in the difficult days ahead. Our prayers are with you and all the family. Love Linda and David

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    Chris Schaap » 17. Jun, 2013

    Fred,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Chris

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    Paul and Margaret Anderson » 17. Jun, 2013

    Dear Heather and Family,
    Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn your loss of George. He was a wonderful husband and father and a Blessing to you all. We will be with you in our hearts tomorrow as you celebrate George’s life. God Bless you all,
    Love and Hugs,
    Paul and Marg

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    Kawthar Habeeb » 17. Jun, 2013

    I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Denny’s passing. He was a fine gentleman and greatly loved by his students, I always enjoyed being in his classes. He will be truly missed. Please accept my condolences and always trust in GOD to comfort us in our time of need. May God bless all of you.

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    Shirley and Carlos Vargas » 17. Jun, 2013

    George’s life impacted all who had the priviledge of knowing him. Heather, you and your family’s loss is huge and our hearts are with you in love and prayers. May each of you be embraced by God’s comforting arms. In the middle of this shocking and sad news we are grateful for the fond memories of your family’s visit to Bolivia and George’s passion to share his knowledge and experience with the teachers there. He blessed so many and will be sorely missed. Our love and condolences to each of you.

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    Karen Waggoner » 18. Jun, 2013

    Dear Heather and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss!!!!
    Russ was just telling me how brilliant George was when last I saw him a couple weeks back in Edmonton.
    I’m so sorry,
    Karen Waggoner

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    Todd » 18. Jun, 2013

    Dr. Denny…a man of character, integrity, dry humor, wit, and he cared for each and everyone. Dr. Denny taught class in a way we could all understand…He lived life in a way we should all aspire. He was a difference maker in the lives of others. He made a difference in me…TL

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    Fran Hagstrom » 18. Jun, 2013

    George was a wonderful person and outstanding scholar. He taught statistics to many of our communication disorders graduate students thus enriching their careers. His legacy will continue to help others as these young professionals serve their communities across the US.

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    Jo Salazar » 18. Jun, 2013

    Dear Heather and Family,
    Heather, I was so saddened by Cindy’s e-mail last week. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts. One of our students came in and she was telling me she had Dr. Denny for a class

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    Taj Cobbs » 18. Jun, 2013

    I was deeply sadden to hear of Dr. Denny’s passing. He was one of the nicest and generous persons I know. If it were not for him giving so freely of his time and himself, I don’t know how I would have made it through my doctorate program. I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the family and thank you for sharing him with us. He will be missed greatly.

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    Barbara C. Gartin » 18. Jun, 2013

    George was a colleague and friend. He was one of my favorite committee members. I will greatly miss his wit, intelligence, and insight. My thoughts are with the family as we in the academic community share your grief.

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    Marilyn Smith » 18. Jun, 2013

    My deepest sympathy to the Denny family. Dr. Denny was a genuinely good person. He will be missed.

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    Aaron Scott » 18. Jun, 2013

    George Denny was an important person in my professional development and in my understanding of statistics. I worked for him as a Graduate Assistant when I first entered the Educational Statistics PhD program in 2004. I graded papers for him, helped students in his classes, and consulted with him when I helped other students working on their dissertations.
    Over the years, however, I got to know George not only as a professional but as a person, as a friend. He lived only a few blocks from my house and would walk to and from work nearly every day, always reading a book the entire way. His laugh was contagious and his smile was like no other. He was always humble and unassuming in his demeanor.
    I was completely shocked and overwhelmed when I learned of his passing. It took me a few days to come to grips with the fact that he was gone, and maybe more so that I hadn’t had a chance to tell him how much he meant to me as a professor and more importantly as a friend.
    George, I will greatly miss you. I hope that in my own work I can make proud and carry on your enthusiasm, attention to detail, and willingness to always lend a helping hand. May God watch over and provide comfort to your family in this difficult time. Goodbye my friend…

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    Harvey & Jean Hersom » 18. Jun, 2013

    Dear Heather and family,
    We were so saddened to hear of George’s sudden passing and our hearts , prayers and love are with you today as you go through this process of saying goodbye. We do know, however, that you are rejoicing that it is just “temporary” and he is now in his Saviour’s presence and with your Mum and Dad and his brother too. What a hope and comfort. Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, the things that God has prepared for those who love Him”.
    I know you are surrounded today and in the days to come by a loving family. God is so good. He will be your husband, comforter and constant companion. If you get to Victoria one day please phone me.
    Much Love,
    Aunty Office Jean & Uncle Harvey.

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    bill tucker » 18. Jun, 2013

    To all—

    Loved the memorial service. I had an impression during it that I want to pass on.

    George gave us the spiritual gift of play. Namely, he could draw others (both believers and pre-Christians) into a light-hearted, mischievous enjoyment of life. Many people would connect better to God through time spent with George (and Heather).

    May God fill the empty space in your hearts with His love and comfort.

    bill tucker

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    Bobbie Biggs » 18. Jun, 2013

    Denny Family,
    George has been a friend since his arrival on campus. We have served together in many work groups that were smoother because of George’s level head. He was a gem on a dissertation committee, but would help any student whether he was on their committee or not. Today, I see his smile and hear that great chuckle, and I miss him. May God hold all of you close as he is holding George.

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    Al & Chris Surtees » 18. Jun, 2013

    Our heartfelt sympathy is with you all at this very difficult time. George’s memory will live on in all the lives he has touched through his work in education and through his love of church, family and community.

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    Kimberly Witte » 18. Jun, 2013

    Please accept my deepest condolences to your family. Below is the post I put on facebook when I found out that Dr. Denny was gone. There aren’t enough professors like Dr. Denny and he was taken too soon.

    One of my favorite professors from Arkansas died today. He was far too young, and it is a huge loss for our educational community. I give him credit for making me realize that I can do higher level math, specifically stats. Had I had a different professor, I may not be getting my doctorate today. He was one of the good guys who made a difference, and in turn, helped put many advanced teachers in place where they too could make a difference. We will never know the breadth of his influence, and future students will never know the depth of their loss of not having the privilege of calling Dr. Denny their professor.

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    Chris Goering » 18. Jun, 2013

    For the past five years I’ve had the honor of both beating and getting beat at racquetball on a regular, three times/week basis by George Denny. He’s probably been a more steady influence on my life during that time than anyone else and while I can’t erase the score of our last meeting (he won, 3 games to 0) on Monday, I’ll always think of George when I’m at work, playing racquetball, or just enjoying life. He loved life and I will be forever thankful for his presence in mine. I offer my deepest and most sincere condolences to his family and other friends whom he loved so much. The world is a better place because George was in it. It will never be the same without him.

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    David & Sarah Hamrick » 19. Jun, 2013

    “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” Our prayer for the Denny family at this time. We are so sorry for the loss but rejoice in Dr. Denny’s life and witness to the Lord Jesus.

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    Mohammed Abdalhadi » 20. Jun, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear that. I met him twice during my visit to Statistics department. He was was very helpful and cooperative. I remember he always have the smile face which gives a positive feelings to others. I met his son in Arabic contest last May. he was awasome like his father. My prayers to him.

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    Baderaddin Yassin » 20. Jun, 2013

    When my father died I was most touched by those individuals who told me they were saddened for my loss. But I was angry with those people who told me that they knew how I felt at that moment. No one can describe the hurt of losing a family member. What made me feel less hurt is the stories that people told me about how my father had touched their lives and why they thought he was such a good man. Those stories were so great and very positive to hear. Even today, and it’s been almost 12 years, I still remember those stories. Today, I say to the family of Prof. George Denny that he was a great teacher, a great friend, kindhearted, and generous person. I really was a target of his kindness and generosity. I am so deeply saddened by the loss of Prof. George, but I am assured that I will be comforted by my memories about him. I wish that I am in the US to support his family and I pray that his family will have strength during this time of loss.
    Dr. Bader Yassin
    Kingdom of Jordan- Irbid

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    Dana Denny Fultz » 21. Jun, 2013

    I can’t tell you how sorry I am about George. I am praying for Heather, Uncle Duane and Aunt Billie, all of you. May the God of all comfort, comfort you.

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    Dana Denny Fultz » 21. Jun, 2013

    I am so very, very sorry for the loss of George. I know this is a tremendous blow to your whole family. I’m praying for Heather, Uncle Duane and Aunt Billie—all of you! I trust the God of all comfort will truly comfort you.

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    La Shauna Burkett » 12. Jul, 2013

    My condolences go out to the Denny family during this time of bereavement. Dr. Denny was a wonderful person and professor. He was a kind person who was always willing to lend a helping hand to students in need. I enjoyed his class even though statistics is not my best subject. He made it easier to understand which really helped me during my doctoral program and I am very grateful for that. I pray that the Lord keeps you during this time. He will definitely be missed.