Lawrence "Larry" Dautenhahn
Aztec - Lawrence "Larry" Dautenhahn, 59, of Aztec, NM passed away peacefully at his home on September 6, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Natalie; his beloved children Kristen Dautenhahn of Dusseldorf, Germany; Emily Farley of Vandalia, OH; and Latham Farley (Katie) of Englewood, OH; and his precious grandchildren: Cora, Kenzie, and Clay. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Tim Dautenhahn of Slidell, LA. He is survived by his mother, Faye Dautenhahn (Bill Cloud) of Slidell, LA; his siblings Carl Dautenhahn (Anna) of Spokane, WA; James Dautenhahn (Pam) of Dothan, AL; and Tammy Woods (Jeff) of Lafayette, LA, and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was born on October 25, 1961, in Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Slidell High School, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa and a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. He spent many years teaching at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS, as well as working as a radiologist in the Jackson, MS area. In 2013, he and Natalie moved to Farmington, NM, where Larry became a senior partner Interventional Radiologist of X-Ray Associates of New Mexico.
Larry led a life that spoke of his beliefs. Larry was a devout Christian and was instrumental in the formation of his beloved Timberline Church. He was on the Board at Timberline until his health declined. He loved and cared for not only his patients but also his fellow physicians and employees. He had the privilege of being the only pediatric radiologist in this area. He was published in radiology journals—the latest being a study of inner ear disease in ancient peoples in hopes this info would help present day people. He had been called a walking encyclopedia by a fellow physician! Football was on his mind much of the time. His favorite team was the New Orleans Saints with Drew Breeze. He hosted a Super Bowl party yearly. However, his passion was big game hunting. He loved sharing his cabin and stories with family and friends. He provided medical services and laughter on multiple mission trips to Mexico and Africa. In Mexico, he was known as Dr. Azul (because of his blue eyes), and in New Mexico he was known as Dr. D (because of the complicity of his name)! The world is a better place because he was here.
No services are planned at this time. Nearby family and friends gathered for a celebration of his life the night of his passing. With both laughter and tears, many stories were told how he inspired, encouraged, and influenced others. Larry, you are already missed. A memorial will be scheduled in the future. The family would like to say a special thanks to all family and friends for extending their love, prayers and support.
In lieu of flowers, please make a gift to support the Pancreas & Biliary Cyst Multidisciplinary Program in the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Please send your gift in memory of Dr. Larry Dautenhahn to: University of Colorado Foundation, PO Box 17126, Denver CO 80217. On the memo line of the check, please note Larry's name and make it payable to the CU Foundation. Gifts may also be made online at www.giving.cu.edu/LarryDautenhahn.
Posted online on September 11, 2021