Desiree Gentry

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June 2, 1970 ~ November 14, 2022

Born in: Los Angeles, CA
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Celebration of Life:

Desiree Gentry, 52, was born on June 2, 1970, in Los Angeles, Calif., and passed away Monday, November 14, 2022, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. surrounded by her (step-)mother, husband, and children. Desiree worked as an EMT, a dialysis medical technician, and various other jobs. She is preceded in death by her father, David Cooley; and her mother, Debra (Woodbridge) Cooley.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 33 years, Brian Andrew Gentry; (step-)mother, Jane Cooley, of Gilbert, Ariz.; her children, Tyler Gentry (Kasara Kennedy), of Pendleton, Ore., Kirsten (Sean) Murray, of Denver, Colo., and Kyle Gentry, of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Oliver, Audrey, and Alaina; brother, David Cooley, Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Desiree was a devoted wife to her husband, Brian, a great mother to her children, and an adoring grandmother to her grandchildren.

Memorial service, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences,


Memorial Service: December 4, 2022 4:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. My beautiful girl. My purp. Only you would know that nickname. I knew you in your moms tummy, I watched over you all my young life. I wish our life hadn’t have been so hard. I did the best I could with what I had. You are my first girl, my baby and I always, always loved you. I will till my death. I will see you again babygirl

  2. The service was beautiful. I was deeply saddened to not be able to be present but was glad to have been able to spend time with my mother in her last moment surrounded by my family and my wonderful partner. I love you mom.

  3. My sweet dearest sister may you rest in peace. You will live on through the beautiful children you raised. You will also live on through me and my memories of us growing up.

  4. I love this picture of you, Desi! Your smile always reached your eyes. My heart hurts so much, and I still can’t believe you have left us. I’m so glad to have known you for so many years. We had a lot of laughs and good times together. You will live forever in my heart, dear Desiree. Rest easy, sweet friend. I love you 💜🌹

  5. Desi – I am heartbroken at your passing. You left us way, way too soon, my sweet girl. Thanks to your father, I knew OF you 10 years before we ever met. When we finally did meet, I discovered you were everything your father had bragged about and much more. Such a special woman, I so enjoyed our time together. Your enthusiasm and wonderful sense of humor will be so missed. We are all blessed and much better individuals for having had you cross our life’s path. I love you Desi and I will miss you forever. Until we meet again, you are on my mind and forever in my heart.
    My love and deepest of sympathy to the family.
    Ken Poling –

  6. My heart is so sad for the loss of Desi. She was such a strong, brave and hardworking gal. I will miss her beautiful smile and loving heart.

    Much love to you all.

  7. I’m so sorry Brian! I still remember the first time I met her and you were so in Love with her.. I saw her a couple years ago and she looked exactly the same as she did all those years ago.. I recently came across a picture of the day you two were married and a picture of Kahla, Tyler and Atlanta when they were small! You’re in my prayers!!

  8. Our condolences to Brian and Family.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    No words can express how much she will be missed.
    Love The Mendoza Family

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