Jack Denning, 80, a 33-year Carson City resident, passed away April 2, 2008. A Celebration of Life service was held Monday, April 7, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church in Carson City.
Jack was born June 21, 1927, in Stratton, Neb. to John A. Denning and Kathryn Horvath Denning. He resided in Nebraska in his early childhood and then moved to the Los Angeles area. He attended college at the University of Southern California. He served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. After the war, he worked as a civilian intelligence officer in Germany interviewing East German refugees. In 1958 he married Ilse Mueller of Wuerzburg, Germany, and they returned to Southern California with their daughter Simone. He worked for Prudential Insurance Company in Los Angeles until 1968. The family returned to Germany, and Jack worked for Geico Insurance Company. In 1975, he moved to Carson City and found employment with Nevada Employment Security where he met and married Bette K. Sevilir in 1979, gaining another daughter, Noelle. Jack retired from Employment Security Division in 1991. He enjoyed 17 years of, as he would say, "six Saturdays and one Sunday." He loved horse racing, sports of all kinds, good wine, cooking, and making people laugh.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Bette; daughters, Simone (Tony) Amadee of DuPont, Wash. and Noelle (Brad) Williams of Irving, Texas; grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, and Jacqueline Amadee and Ethan and Carter Williams.
Those wishing to make a gift in Jack's memory are requested to direct it to the Building Fund, First Presbyterian Church, 306 W. Musser St., Carson City, NV 89703; the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreath Road, Burlingame, CA 94010-1795; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.