Alamosa resident Dennin Sean Vandeleur, 24, died Oct. 22, 2013, near Alamosa, as a result of an automobile accident.
Mr. Vandeleur was born in Durango on April 15, 1989, to Christopher Vandaleur and Rochelle (Boyce) Smith.
Mr. Vandeleur was engaged to Erin Gable of Alamosa, with whom he was expecting a child he affectionately referred to as his “June Bug” in June 2014.
He worked for the past few months for Agri Pipe.
“Dennin was a very unique person that saw the beauty in everyone and everything,” according to his family. “His dream was to live in a world full of peace.”
In his spare time, Mr. Vandeleur enjoyed hiking and hanging out with his friends and family, especially his fiancée Erin Gabel and step-daughter Marlie. His family said he was a very gifted and self-taught guitarist and songwriter. He also liked to scour the countryside in search of arrowheads and also enjoyed knapping arrowheads.
He had a great sense of humor and was very funny, according to family. “Dennin will be remembered as a quick learner who loved to work, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends,” they said.
Mr. Vandeleur is survived by his father, Chris Vandeleur of Ignacio; his brother, Wyatt Gardner of Welden; his fiancé, Erin Gabel, and his step-daughter, Marlie Gabel of Alamosa; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy VanTreese of Alamosa; and his paternal grandfather, John Vandeleur of Illinois.
Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Living Water Bible Fellowship, 2910 Clark St., Alamosa. A gathering will follow services at the home of his grandmother Dorothy VanTreese, 307 West Ave., Alamosa.