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Obituary: Dennis Alan Cohen M.D.

OBITUARY: Dennis Alan Cohen M.D.

Dr. Dennis Alan Cohen, age 72, of Angel Fire passed away peacefully on October 6 after a lengthy battle with dementia which was caused by exposure to mold. He was born on August 9, 1950 in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1976 and completed his medical residency in Family Practice Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM in 1979. After completing his residency, he worked at the Family Health Clinics in Albuquerque and Los Lunas for over 11 years.


Dennis loved the outdoors, backpacking, fishing, camping, hiking, and skiing. This love is what brought him to Angel Fire in 1991, where he was the doctor in town until he retired in 2017. He was a “people person”, he loved being a doctor and he loved his patients. He also loved Angel Fire and Taos and being so closely surrounded by nature, all the beauty and animals. In Angel Fire, friends taught him to be a “lumberjack” of sorts. Every year he looked forward to Spring and Summer when he could cut down trees, buck them up and split firewood. He really did like doing this… another way to spend time outdoors.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Alta Cohen, brothers, Michael and Larry and many other relatives and friends. He is survived by his wife and life partner of 51 years, Marilyn Cohen, sister, Ellen Zelniker of San Diego, CA and many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed. We will LOVE you forever, Dennis.


There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home.