James Willard “Jim” Denney, a land surveying municipal civil engineer in Utah and a former member of the ASCE Board of Direction, has died. He was 75.
Denney, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, was the city engineer for multiple cities in the Salt Lake Valley. He was ASCE’s District 11 director in 1992-94 as well as a former president of the Society’s Utah Section. Denney was a life member of ASCE.
Having graduated with a civil engineering degree from Brigham Young University, he loved his work and the opportunities ASCE provided him for both networking and traveling with his wife Susan. They got to visit every U.S. state except two.
Not only was Denney a lifelong resident of Utah, but he built his family home just a block from where he grew up, in Riverton. Yet anyone who knew him could also tell you his large family was his home.
Denney was a member of Rotary International and served in many capacities within the organization. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he twice became a local bishop. He loved helping the young men on full-time missions in places like Brazil.