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Danny Bruce Kilpatrick

10/13/1948 - 05/13/2015
Service Date: 05/22/2015
Service Time: 12;00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lehi First Ward Chapel, 810 E. Lehi Road, Mesa, Arizona

On May 13, 2015 Dr. Danny Bruce Kilpatrick, 66, passed away after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

Danny was born to Ercel Leon Kilpatrick and Dorothy Altrude Woodard on October 13, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina.  He was raised in Charleston along with his older brother Kenneth and younger siblings Kathy, Lynn, and Joey.

Danny went on to graduate from Brigham Young University and the Medical University of South Carolina.  He was a board certified radiologist with a passion for what he did.  At the time of his passing, Danny was the Chief of Radiology at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center. He found his place there twenty years ago.  He was happy to get to spend each day working with his fellow doctors and co-workers whom he cared for and greatly respected.  Danny loved serving the veterans and giving back to those who have sacrificed to protect our country.

Danny was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  On February 6, 1982, Danny married Eldene Dahle in the Logan, Utah temple.  Together, they raised their six children in Mesa, Arizona.  Danny was always a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  His greatest joys came from time spent with his family whom he loved with his whole heart.  Through example, Danny taught his family about faith, service, courage, determination, generosity, and devotion.

Danny will be greatly missed by his wife, Eldene, his children, Terri Lyn Patterson (Jim), Michael Boyd Plowman (Lori), Robert Neil Plowman (Brenda), Kristen Rae Bowen (Seth), Daniel Dean Kilpatrick, Dena Anne Kilpatrick, his 18 grandchildren, and his 2 great grandsons.

The Kilpatrick Family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the exceptional doctors, nurses, and staff at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and the HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.  The wonderful care and kindness extended to both Danny and his family will forever be appreciated.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201.  Funeral services are Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm, preceded by a second visitation at 11:00 am at the LDS Lehi Chapel, 810 E. Lehi Road, Mesa, AZ 85203.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Logan City Cemetery.





  • vivienne halpern

    Danny was the nicest, most kind and dedicated person I have met. When I started here around 6 1/2 yrs ago, he immediately was welcoming and we became friends. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and other friends. He will be sorely missed.

  • Michael, we are so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Please know our love and prayers are with you and your family during this very trying time. Linda and I serve as baptistry coordinators in the Gilbert temple on Fridays and will be unable to attend the funeral, but our prayers and thoughts will be there in our stead.

  • Dan and Nan Barker

    We love the Plowman family and express our love for them and all those associated with Brother Killpatrick. What a marvelous heritage he is leaving. We know the Lord will bless and watch over him on that side of the veil and his loved ones here.

  • Stephen and Lindsay Jones

    We are so sad. He was a wonderful, gentle, kind man. We have your whole family in our prayers. We love you.

  • Paul and Danielle Parker

    In our Thoughts and Prayers. We Love You.

  • Ronald Talent

    My cousin. As children, we played under the house his family lived in close to the Charleston Shipyard main gate.

  • Ronald Talent

    My cousin. As children, we played under the house his family lived in close to the Charleston Shipyard main gate. – See more at: http://www.bunkerfuneral.com/obituaries/kilpatrick-danny-bruce/#comment-1787

  • Rande and Pam Grover

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Danny was a great guy that I always enjoyed visiting with. When I first taught the Elders in the old 45th Ward Danny would always come up to me after the lesson and tell me what a good job I had done. It always made me feel so good. Many times my wife Pam would call on his “Dr. Skills” (even though he was not a family doctor) and Danny would always try to help with sound advice. Danny was a true Southern Gentleman. Eldene and Family may the Lord bless you all at this time!!

  • Michele young

    I’ve worked with Danny for almost 20 years. I have ways considered him a true friend of mine. I will miss him greatly. I know he will be watching over us and making sure we do the right thing. I’m proud to have been a his friend. I will miss him greatly.

  • Jay Patterson

    Just heard the sad news about Dr. K. Worked with him for 4 years and really appreciated his humble and kind spirit, coupled with his strong convictions about providing quality care for veterans and doing the right thing. He always made it a point to thank me for the support I gave his department. My prayers go out to his family and fellow co-workers.

  • I had the honor and privilege to be Danny’s supervisor for the last several years at the VA. Danny was a true gentleman and one of the best human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. He was kind, compassionate, caring and he loved his VA family. I am extremely proud to have called him a colleague and friend and will miss him every day. My sincerest condolences to all of his family and friends. Take solace in knowing how much he meant to us all.

  • Jay and Connie Farnsworth

    Eldene, you and Danny are two of our favorite people. We are so sorry to hear about him. He was our favorite home teacher. Love to all of you.

  • Bob and Lynne Simpson

    Eldene, you and your family are in our prayers.

  • Richard Lopchinsky

    A gentleman’s gentleman. Always with a smile and an offer to help. He was a mentor to us all.
    It was a privilege and a pleasure to work with him at the VA. May his memory be a blessing for his entire family.

  • Sondra Cooper King

    As someone who knew Danny from our early teens at church here in Charleston, I was greatly saddened to hear of his passing! I’m glad I was able to see and speak with him when his mom passed away. My heartfelt condolences to you, Eldene, and all of your family.

  • I so enjoyed seeing Dr. K’s smiling face in all that he did. He was kind, thoughtful and always positive. Thanks Dr. K for all you did.

  • Marge Noonan-Navarro

    Dr. K was one of the nicest, kindest, caring individuals that I have ever had the please to work with and I mean that with all my heart. He was so supportive of me in the past years and so concerned with the care we gave to our Veteran patients. I will always cherish the kind words we shared in the recent months and our testimonies since his illness. I am saddened but I know he is in a better place! Thank you for blessing us while you were with us, and continue to bless and watch over us in the future. God Bless you Dr. K and your family as well. (( ))’s

  • Brandon Short

    When I was younger, my twin brother Ben and I would always go to Danny and Eldene’s whenever we were doing school fundraisers. They would always help us out and were always so friendly. Danny had a steady, calm composure about him and was always lifting people’s spirits. I will always be grateful for the example he was to me and my family.

  • Lewon & Kathleen Simpson

    Eldene, sorry we never got to meet Danny. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    We love you.

  • A tragic loss. Danny was a wonderful man and friend over the past many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of grief.

  • Jeannine Brennan

    It was a true pleasure to work with Dr. Kilpatrick. When I was new to the VA, he helped me to navigate the complex radiology system – and in doing so made me a more effective nurse practitioner. Dr. Kilpatrick was polite, respectful, smart, and funny. I will miss him a great deal. Heartfelt wishes go out to the family of this wonderful man.

  • I worked with Danny for about 5 years at the PHX VA. He was a mentor, confidant, and friend. I could always turn to him for advice and support; his door was always open. A man with great wisdom and humility. He turned the PHX VA radiology department into a top notch, class operation and he recruited superb radiologists. His tireless efforts at the PHX VA and what he did for the radiology department will benefit the Veterans for years to come. Danny’s passing is a tragic loss to his family, friends, and the PHX VA. I hope the facility honors his memory in a lasting manner and we will work towards that goal.
    God bless and may you rest in peace.

  • Karen Simpson Schlueter

    Eldene, so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Danny is one of the most humane, kind and considerate people I have ever known and he is someone I always look up to as a role model. Like many others, I will miss him and his counsel dearly. My deep condolences to his family.

  • To Mr. Kilpatrick’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible at Revelation 21: 3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29 that there will soon be a time when there will be no more pain, sickness, or death, and we will see our dead loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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