Deven Daniel Garay of Maricopa passed away Dec. 8, 2017, in Maricopa. He was 22 years old.
A memorial will be held in the MPR building at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., with Rusty Akers officiating.
Deven was born May 26, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Terry Garay and Danny Garay, who survive him. He is also survived by his stepfather Kirk Brumbaugh, grandmother Pat Hoerig, sister Samantha Setliff, brother Sean Brumbaugh and niece Arizona Setliff.
Deven had a smile that could light up a room and a hug that could melt any worry away. Among his many passions, music, family and friends were definitely at the top of the list.
Deven went to school to become an audio engineer. The music he created is phenomenal.
As a football player in high school, he rocked the field. His athletic abilities were off the charts. Deven’s loyalty to his family and friends never withered. Anyone who got to know Deven knew he had the most genuine soul a person could have. Because of all of this, we called him the gentle giant.
Rest in peace, sweet boy.