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.

No Events & Services

No Charities & Donations

No Gallery Photos

No Videos

40 responses to Denise Rose Reda

  1. Words cannot begin to express our sorrow for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Donna crisci says:

    Dear Jim,

    I am on the east coast at the moment, but Connie Spencer told me of your terrible loss. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that I sincerely grieve for you and all of your family. I hope your faith sustains you all and
    I carry you, dear friend, in my heart.

    All my love,
    Donna Crisci

  3. To Denise’s Family,
    how sorry I am to hear about Denise I cannot fathom the grief you all are feeling and will feel for a very long time. it is my hope that with God by your sides he will help you get through each passing day. my prayer’s and love go to your entire Family thru this difficult time. I’ve attached a quote that I liked for Denise.
    While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet her behind the veil. ~John Taylor

  4. Joli Butler says:

    Sister Girl,
    There was a beautiful sunset off our dock and 1 hour later I heard you became an angel. You blessed my life.

    xoxo Forever,
    Joli & Jim Butler

  5. To Denise’s family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Leave A Condolence

Choose a Candle