Denis Ralph Uhl

Monday, May 7, 2018

Denis Ralph Uhl passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at home surrounded by family and friends in Hammett, Idaho.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Glenns Ferry High School's baseball field. Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Denis was born Nov. 8, 1951 in Hutchinson, Kansas, the only child of Ralph D. and Evelyn V. Uhl. The family moved to Denver, Colorado when Denis was four. He attended Lincoln High School and graduated in 1969.

Denis attended Mesa Junior College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Western State in Gunnison, Colorado playing collegiate football at both. He was drafted into the Army in 1971 and enlisted in the Air Force where he served for four years. Most of his duty was at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Denis finished his college education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley after his duty in the Air Force.

He married his best friend Deb in July of 1980. They were blessed with two sons, Christopher and Scot. The family settled in Glenns Ferry, Idaho where, for the next 32 years, Denis taught industrial arts and physical education and coached football and baseball at Glenns Ferry High School and Middle School.

Through his coaching and teaching, Denis has touched many lives as a positive role model. He always treated his students with respect and fairness. He showed them selflessness and a clear set of values and modeled integrity, loyalty and commitment.

Denis loved spending time with family and close friends. As a lifelong fan, he very seldom missed a Chicago Cubs game or Sundays with the Denver Broncos. He loved to work in his shop, mow the lawn and take long walks with Deb.

Denis was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Vena Uhl and his father Ralph D. Uhl.

He is survived by his wife Deb of 37 years, his sons Christopher (Carolyn) and Scot and his grandchildren Cohen and Cal.

Memorial contributions can be made in Coach Denis Uhl's name to The Glenns Ferry Baseball Program Glenns Ferry High School 639 N. Bannock St. Glenns Ferry, ID 83623.