|Posted 2021-04-07 by mhenderson|
|Published by Arizona Daily Sun on Apr. 7, 2021 -|
Flagstaff, Arizona -
Phelan Connally, 29, passed away on 03/30/2021 at his home in
Flagstaff, Arizona after losing his long battle with Depression.
Phelan was born on 8/12/1991 in Adelphi, Maryland to Lara Connally and
Phelan grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. He graduated from Flagstaff
Highschool in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2009. After high school he
attended Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, Arizona from Fall
2009 to Fall 2011.
As a child Phelan attended the Sleeping Lion Martial Arts Academy. He
also enjoyed playing with the Society of Creative Anachronism group in
the Barony of Ered Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt attending many medieval
reenactment events between 2004 and 2014 with his family. As an adult
Phelan loved the outdoors, walking the family dog JJ on the trails at
the base of Mount Elden in Flagstaff, Arizona and playing video games.
Phelan's top two video games were Warframe with 2,959 hours played and
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with 1,604 hours played. Phelan watched
the Great American Eclipse in Carbondale, Illinois in 2017, camping on
his own in the Shawnee National Forest. Phelan found an interest in
studying Viking Cultures and Eco-Farming with the goal of becoming a
Master Gardener. Phelan loved, adored and protected his young autistic
niece Lex Saito.
Phelan is survived by his brother Kai Forst of Flagstaff, AZ; his
mother Lara Connally of Flagstaff, AZ; his father Dana DeNike and
Grandfather Kenneth DeNike of Baltimore MD; his Grandmother Eugenia
Horstman, of Flagstaff, AZ; his Aunt Helen Horstman, of Flagstaff, AZ;
his niece Lex Saito of Cottonwood, AZ; his Cousin Diana Lelle and her
partner Chuck Daehler of Flagstaff, AZ; his Cousin Erica Lelle of
North Carolina and her children.
A private memorial service will be held by his Family. Interment will
be at the City of Flagstaff Citizens Cemetery. Memories and
condolences can be shared with the family at norvelowensmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to
the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI PO Box 49104 Baltimore,
MD 21297 1-888-999-NAMI (6264)
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