Denny Forrest Neely was born to Forrest Neely and Mary Lou (Byers) Neely in Olathe, CO on December
14 th , 1958. He lived in Grand Junction, CO for the last 35 years. He was called home on May 13 th , 2021 at
the age of 62.
Denny was a devout man of God and was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the
Firstborn as a teenager. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord and doing whatever work He had for
him. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who cared deeply about
other people. He married the love of his life, Carlene Bellew, on September 18, 1976 and they shared 44
and a half wonderful years together. Of this union were born two children: (Forrest) Chad Neely, and
Denny was a hard worker who faithfully put in 42 years as a truck driver with United Companies.
Despite the long hours, he always had time for you. Whether you needed advice, help with a project, or
simply a good listening ear, he always found the time. When he wasn’t working or helping someone, he
could often be found hunting or gardening. He also had a love for working on cars, and was anxious to
share this skill with his grandchildren.
Denny was survived by his father, Forrest Neely of Delta, CO; his wife, Carlene (Bellew) Neely of
Grand Junction, CO; his brothers Kyle Neely and wife Vicki of Tucson, AZ and Scot Neely and wife
Michelle of Delta, CO; his children, Chad Neely and husband Rick Canales of Portland, OR and Shayla
(Neely) Turner and husband Steven of Grand Junction, CO; his son-in-law, Billy Simpson and wife
Morgan of Grand Junction, CO; his grandchildren Megan Simpson, Jack Turner, and Ronan Turner of
Grand Junction, CO; and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and brethren.
He was preceeded in death by his mother, Mary Lou (Byers) Neely; his grandparents Dee Neely and
Annie Mae (Smart) Neely and Harvey Byers and Edna (Boyd) Byers; and several aunts, uncles, and
Services will be held on May 19th at 10 AM at Long Family Memorial Park, Grand Mesa Shelter.
A family Dinner will follow the service.
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