Denise Rose Reda

Denise Rose Reda

October 03, 1971 - June 28, 2010

Denise Rose Reda

October 03, 1971 - June 28, 2010


Denise Rose Reda, much loved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend went home to be in God’s arms on June 28, 2010, at the age of 38. She is survived by her father, Jim Reda; her mother, Roberta Hatcher; her sister, Christine Dyberg and brother-in-law Ian Dyberg; her beloved nephew and nieces, Brandon, Kailyn, and Megan Dyberg; her very dearest friend, Lucie Almanza; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Denise was preceded in death by her grandparents whom she loved so much, Betty and Nestor Nuanes, and Joe and Rose Reda.

Denise was born in Los Angeles on October 3, 1971, and grew up in Rowland Heights and Diamond Bar, CA. She lived in Orange County for the past 20 years where she could be close to the ocean that she loved so much. Most recently she lived in Aliso Viejo where she and Lucie happily cared for their three Pugs, Riley, Pugston, and Penelope.

Denise had such a love for family and treasured spending time with all of them. Visits with Denise were always greatly anticipated because she would bring such a joy for life with her. She worked at Costco in Laguna Niguel as a front end manager and her fellow employees became her family as well. She also continued to keep in touch with the friends she had made throughout her life.

Denise loved to travel and used her photography skills to share where she had been. She also loved music and literally had thousands of songs on her computer and iPods. Attending concerts was always a part of her life, with her favorite being U2. Her other passions were for those who suffered and for protecting animals and all types of sea life. She was also a huge LA Dodger fan.

Denise brought a zest to life with a smile that made others smile. There was a unique and special spirit about her that made others love her immediately. When Denise was around there was happiness present. Her smile, her laugh, and her enthusiasm for life were all infectious.

There will be a void in the lives in all her knew her, but her spirit will carry on in their hearts. She truly had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed.

Her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 3 at Saddleback Church. It will be at 10 AM in the Plaza Room and will be followed there with a luncheon. The address is 1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of Denise to the following organizations:

American Heart Association –

American Diabetes Association –

Save the Whales –


Donate Life –

Steven’s Hope –

Cards and letters for Denise’s family may be sent to
O’Connor Mortuary
25301 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Please mark them to the attention of the Denise Reda family so that we may forward them to her family members.

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40 responses to Denise Rose Reda

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  1. Dearest Roberta, Christine and family-

    I would like you to know how much I have prayed for you all and for Denise in the past few months. Not a day went by that I didn’t think of you all. I was out of town over the weekend and am disappointed to have missed the memorial celebration.

    I wish you all peace, my love and blessings,

  2. Gail Fowler says:

    Jim and Family, I cannot begin to express my sorrow for your loss of Denise. What a fighter she was and I know she is in a much better place with no suffering now. I am out of state at the moment since June 29 and could not attend the celebration of her life with you and family. I am thinking of you and hope you find peace in knowing you were the best father a girl could ever ask for. Love and Prayers, Gail

  3. Sarah Orr says:

    My heart celebrates and breaks for the life and loss of your sister. After tearfully reading your post to your sister, I am sure she is smiling at you from above! She no longer feels earthly pain and grief – only eternal bliss! My prayers of sympathy and celebration of your sister’s life continue…

  4. To Denise’s Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. While looking at the memorial and Denise’s pictures I could tell she was beautiful inside and out. What a beautiful smile. We are praying for God’s comfort for you all.

  5. Vince Garcia says:

    Denise, It was wonderful to have known you from middle school up to a few years after high school. I just found out of your passing when I spoke to your sister. I remember her from high school and even your mother. To your mom and sister, I will miss Denise and the fun times we had. One fune time was when my friend Gary and I went with Denise and Stacy Hobbie to the Ready for the World concert. Great times. God Bless

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