Herman 'Corky' Denny, 78, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 12, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Denny; children, Linda R. (Steve) Harmon of Alpine, Calif., Cindy Holligan of Pueblo, Scott A. Denny of Centennial; grandchildren, Brittany Holligan, Kristi Lyn Harmon, Danielle Holligan, and Brett Holligan; sisters, Bonnie (Uriel) Maldonado of São Paulo, Brazil and Donna (Bill) Ward of Pueblo West; and numerous nieces and nephews. Herman was born on May 18, 1929, in Puxico, Missouri to Herman Hale, Sr. and Artie M. Denny, who precede him in death. He worked at Hopkins Sheet Metal as a Master Sheet Metal Craftsman for 43 years. Herman's memberships included, Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, Local Union No. 9, lifetime member of BPOE #90 and charter member of Pueblo Four-Wheel Drive Jeep Club. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy, at the end of WWII, from 1945-1947. Herman enjoyed square dancing, trips to Cripple Creek, Denver Broncos games, Nascar Racing, snowmobiling, four-wheel off-road driving, fishing, and visits to the mountains of Westcliffe and La Veta. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Light and Life Free Methodist Church (formerly First Free Methodist Church), 2602 2nd Avenue (corner of West 26th and 2nd Avenue), with Pastor Mark Hecht officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Orchard of Hope Foundation, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Sorry to hear of Corkys passing, he was such a great guy and Phil enjoyed visiting with him so very much. We have a beautiful mailbox to remember him by and will think of him often. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. Barb,
    My heart goes out to you, Scott and the rest of your family. I know the loss of some one dear is a private and personal sorrow. You are in my prayers.

  3. Hi, Barbara, Linda, Cindy, and Scott
    We sorrow with you about Corky’s death; he was one of the most amazing men we have ever known– so talented, so self-effacing, so kind, so honest, and such a friend.
    And what a crafteman he was. The trailer we bought from him gave us many hours of pleasure. And Carl always said, “It was an unusual sale–Corky was trying to lower the price and I was trying to raise it!”

  4. Dear Barbara and family: No need to tell you just how much Corky is going to be missed. As a great friend and neighbor, and as a great guy in every other way. We want to offer you our most profound condolences, and sympathy. I know he was a great husband to you, and a great father to his kids. I remember Corky as not only a friend, but someone who was always there to help. And, as you know, he helped our family on numerous occasions…never asking for anything in return. Whether it was working on a car or jeep, or air conditioners…it didn’t matter. He was always there. He was a true artist at what he did. We will miss him deeply, and you can bet that he will never be forgotten. Not only by the Benfatti’s, but by anyone else that knew him. Our love and prayers are with you……Joe and Jeanne Benfatti

  5. Our condolence to Barbara, Linda, Cindy and Scott. I know he will leave a vacant space in your home and lifes.
    I loved Corky like a brother and the family reunions will never be the same without him, especially the mon. morning breakfasts at Marilyns. We love you all dearly.

  6. Scott,

    May fond memories of your father bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Scott,
    I was sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts are with you and your family. When you get some time drop an e-mail. Thanks Amy

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