Kelly, Dennis E.
Age 70, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He was born in Sterling, IL on June 16, 1942. Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Elaine Kelly of Albuquerque, NM, his sister Maureen Kelly of Chicago, niece Aimee' Mahan, Chicago, brother-in-law Arvid Johnsen and wife Kathleen of Florida, nephew William Johnsen of Arizona, niece Julie Johnsen of California. Dennis will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Dennis served on active duty in the United States Army for 10 years. He was actively involved in a variety of business interests. Dennis was a volunteer business counselor for SCORE. He handled all veterans affairs and veteran businesses for them. He worked for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He found veterans who needed medical attention and steered them to Bruce Gibson at the MOPH. Dennis and Bruce and other employees at the Military Order of the Purple Heart got numerous veterans their VA disability benefits. Dennis was a great mentor. He was a career counselor and helped many younger veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan transition to civilian life. Every month Dennis spoke to active duty service members who were out processing from military and told them about the benefits of starting their own businesses. Dennis counseled veterans on their health, whether it was exercise, diet, preventive medicine, supplements. He was an expert on PTSD and was able to educate veterans on their symptoms and how to counter symptoms. Dennis was an active member of First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 25, 2013 at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St. NE, Albuquerque with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dennis' name to the Military Order of the Purple Heart at http://www.purpleheart.org. Condolences can be submitted at www.danielsfuneral.com. Services have been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
1100 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106