OBITUARY

David Michael KOONTZ

July 28, 1944June 7, 2019

David Michael “Mickey” Koontz, 74, of Mesa, AZ passed away June 7, 2019. He was born July 28, 1944 in Alamosa, CO to Ralph “Eldon” and Esther Ione “Tootie” [Muir] Koontz. Mickey was an avid sportsman and enjoyed playing baseball, softball, basketball and football. He was also an outdoorsman, and loved camping and hiking. He graduated from Durango High School and at the age of 17 joined the Navy and proudly served for three years. Later, he attended Fort Lewis College in Durango where he met Donna Cox and the two would be married at the end of their freshman year on April 1, 1966 and were later blessed with two children, Deena and Kevin . Following college, Mickey went on to work as a teacher and coach in Cortez, CO, coaching girls’ basketball, baseball, softball and track. He was also a very talented musician and even wrote a song for his daughter’s graduation from high school, titled “My Little Girl”, which he also played at her wedding during the father daughter dance. He retired in 2004 after 18 years working as a teacher and coach at Kino Junior High in Mesa, AZ. Mickey is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Donna Koontz; daughter, Deena (Tom) Commers; son Kevin (Nichole) Koontz; his sister, Karen McQuistion; six grandchildren, Cayleen, Kolton, Blake, Jake, Cade and Wyatt, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

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Cindy Cordes

June 18, 2019

Steve and I send our heartfelt condolences to you sweet Donna. I lenjoyed teaching with Mickey but, we truly loved worshiping with you and your family during our years at church. He is the most optimistic person and full of God's love. Cindy and Steve Cordes

Jeff Ziebell

June 13, 2019

Mickey was a great friend and mentor to me when I first started my teaching career. He gave me some tips that cut my grading time in half. He also gave me great advice about coaching. I also have fond memories of many golf outings with he and Donna to Queen Valley and others. He will be missed. I am praying for God's comfort and peace for your family during this difficult time.

Jim and Gwen Manguso

June 12, 2019

We met Mickey and Donna in league bowling. Mickey was always friendly although very competitive. We admired his commitment to bowling although he was dealing with knee pain, then replacement. He always went out of his way to be friendly. He is missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY