Gilbert U. Denogean

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Gilbert U. Denogean

  Gilbert U. Denogean, 63, passed away peacefully with his wife Natalie by his side at Casa De La Luz Hospice in Tucson, AZ on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019

  Gilbert was born on Nov. 1, 1955 in Superior, AZ to Gilbert and Theresa Denogean. He attended elementary and high school in the Copper Basin area. He was employed by Kennecott/Asarco for 18 years.  He enlisted in the United States Army for four years before he was Honorably Discharged. He began his career with the Arizona Department of Corrections in 1992, where he was employed for 22 years. He was very proud of his accomplishments with the Arizona Department of Corrections where he received Uniformed Officer of the Year in 1999 and Uniformed Officer of the Quarter in 2006.  

  He loved all sports and was an avid U of A Softball fan, with season tickets for many years.  He loved his Arizona Wildcats.  He also loved gardening, grilling and taking care of his pool, he loved being outdoors.

  He is survived by his loving wife, Natalie (Tally) Padilla Denogean; his father, Gilbert Denogean Sr.; sisters, Rose Terri (Hank) Martinez and Cynthia (Joe) Garcia; loving tias, Maria and Hortensia; uncle, Inez; and many loving cousins.  He also leaves behind mother-in-law, Carmen Padilla; sister-in-law, Veronica (Tanis) Madrid; brother-in-law, Enrique (Alice) Padilla; many nieces, nephews, great nephews, great niece and his beloved pet Dog “Max”. 

  He is preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Denogean, and son, Angel Denogean.

  Rest in peace, my Love, you will remain in our hearts forever. 

  Services for Gilbert were held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hayden. 

  The family was assisted with exceptional service by Griffith Mortuary in Kearny.

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