1960 ~ 2015
"To beat the band"
Sandy, Utah-Our beloved father, grandfather, son, and friend returned to heaven on Wednesday at home from cancer.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Timothy Maddox and Loris Nielson.
He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, fishing, shooting guns, camping, and being outside working in the yard. He loved working with his hands and creating any and everything. He was a master handyman! Whatever he did, he had to be organized. He loved music and thought he could play the guitar and drums.
He is survived by his love, Lisa Gafa; parents: Tim (Connie) Maddox, Loris Nielson; children: Charity (Terrance) Oefinger, Hillary (Matthew) Calder, Sara (Simon) Wahlquist, Nathan Maddox; siblings: Tim (Lori) Maddox, Malinda (Dave) Baker; and grandchildren: Easton, Beckham, Kaden, and Loralee.
Dennis is preceded in death by his sister, Misty Nielson.
A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Serenity Funeral Home, 12278 South Lone Peak Parkway Draper, UT followed by a graveside service held at Midvale City Cemetery at noon.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up to help with medical and funeral expenses; http://www.gofundme.com/qsrz3kc
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 5, 2015.