Denise I.Harbaugh Fife
5/23/1952 - 7/15/2013
Our Denise passed quietly in her sleep 7/15/2013. In our hearts we are comforted knowing that she is now in God` s embrace.
Denise was born in Bakersfield Ca. spent her young life in the L.A. area but returning to Bakersfield to graduate from East Bakersfield High School.
She worked with BAC in the packing dept.and she loved her job and many friends there.
She loved doing her arts and crafts, shopping of course. Going out to dinner and don`t forget her apple pie and ice cream. She had an extensive collection of porcelain dolls and jig saw puzzles that she love to work with the family. We all have fond memories of her and mon on the dance floor. She loved to line dance and never missed any opportunity to dance to an Alan Jackson, her country wester singer- hero.
She was active and went on many field trips with family and her mentors.
Denise and Robert were active in the First Presbyterian church that would pick Robert and Denise up every Sunday services..
She was born in Bakersfield California, 1st born daughter to Rozzle and Dorothy Harbaugh who have preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was husband Royce Fife of Bakersfield Ca. and preceding her in death brother, Marvin Harbaugh,Fresno Ca.
Denise is survived by her sister, Marge faulkner , Ron Azevedo bro in-law: of San Luis Obispo; brother Bill Harbaugh, Fountain Col.; sister in-law Shirley Harbaugh, Bkfd Ca.; sister; Donna Martinez, Grover Beach Ca.; brother Melvin Harbaugh, Bkfd Ca;.sister, Helen Harbaugh, Bkfd Ca. Many, Many nieces,nephews and cousins that loved her too
Grieving her loss is Robert March, her beloved friend and soul mate.
Her caregivers, her family, who she called mom and dad, Evelyn and Rey Dionisio, grandma Eugenie and Renan.
To know her was to LOVE her! That silly smile,her infectious laugh , her character and huge personality was her gift to us and all who knew her. R.I.P. our little sister . You will be missed by those you touched along your precious journey of life.
We want to Thank the many organizations,Kern Regional, Calif Mentors, staff, , BAC,caregivers, Janet and staff at Center st. home, and all who touched Denise along her Journey of Life.
Please come join us for a Celebration Of Her Life August 6, Tuesday at 2:pm. Kern River Family Mort. 1900 N Chester Ave Bkfd Ca. 3929010