On Tuesday July 29, 2014, Christopher George Dennison passed away in his sleep while attending training for work at a beautiful resort in Mescalero New Mexico. Chris was a hard worker, a friend to all, a loving father and a devoted husband. Born on October 14, 1960, everyone who had the great opportunity to be around Chris was fortunate to meet a kind and respectable man who would help anyone in need.
When he was not spending his time working for the Forest Service as a communications technician, Chris enjoyed spending time with Ladena, his wife of 29 years, and his two children Alyssa and Mychal.
Chris is survived by his extended families, Pete and Marci Sam and their three children Aaron, PJ and Ashlynn. Very important to Chris were his in-laws Dave and Lori York as well as nephews Joshua, Briant and Braysen. He will be greatly missed by his nieces Michelle, Anais and Paityn, nephews Ryan, Cesar and Kenyon, father-in-law Kenneth Talakte and mother-in-law Rita Talakte, sister Cheri, brother and best friend Clay Barnes. He was preceded in death by his"mother" Linda Talakte.
A memorial service will take place at 5 P.M. on Friday, August 8 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. The golf course was where Chris enjoyed spending time with the ones he loved. At work, at play or at home, Chris was a family oriented man who touched the hearts of everyone who met him.
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014
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I an in shock and have Chris and Ladena in my thoughts and prayers. While I was not a close friend, Chris and Ladena have always been special to me and I am sad by his passing but feel blessed to have the memories we shared. I will never forget camping north of Williams when Chris visited our campsite. We were enjoying cocktails and he decided he needed to stay the night with us rather than drive home. He went directly to the fire pit and used his coat to stroke the flames which adjusted the smoke for a couple minutes. When done he looked back at us and declared he was telling Ladena with the smoke, “He was not coming home tonight.”
My heart and Prayers to Ladina and Family, Chris was a special guy who made my life better and I hope you can take solace in all he shared with everyone. A special Man, indeed.