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Visitation:

Friday, March 2, 2018
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Saturday, March 3, 2018
11:00 am
Valley Church
4343 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Burial
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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West Des Moines

Travis "TJ" Jordan Denham

Travis “TJ” Jordan Denham went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, after a five-year battle with a brain injury. He was 21 years old.

TJ grew up mostly in Van Meter and West Des Moines, Iowa but for a short time lived in Naples, Florida. He was a graduate of Valley High School. He was the youngest of five siblings and had four older sisters. Before his injury he loved to play the drums, play paintball, and just hang out with his friends. He was a good student. He was very friendly, kind, responsible, and humble. He was always looking for a way to make people laugh. Even after he was unable to talk, he would still try to find a way to put a smile on someone’s face. He never let his brain injury stop him. He was determined and never gave up and fought very hard for his recovery. He communicated through foot taps, thumbs up, and finger spelling with sign language. He finished high school and had dreams of becoming a doctor. He loved his family very much, and we couldn’t have asked for a better son. Most importantly, TJ loved the Lord and knew Jesus as his Savior and is now spending eternity in heaven.

TJ is survived by his parents, Travis and Kelly Denham; sisters, Ashley (Matt) Beroth, Whitney (Ben) Misja, Courtney (Joe) Listenbee, and Chandler (Julian) Uwazie; grandparents, Fred and Bonnie Coop, Tom and Cindy Anderson, and Chuck and Connie Hauck; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and nephews and nieces, Dylan, Jackson, Tristan, Corinna, Audrey, Ethan, Adrian, Harper, Aiden, Peyton, and Kennedy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Valley Church, 4343 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be held Friday, March 2, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa. Burial will follow the funeral service at Glendale in Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, 850 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.