Photos by Debbie Leoffler
|Deni was born
November 9, 1955 to Shirley and Paul Philbrick. On April 11, 2006 after a
long and courageous battle with many illnesses Deni passed away at Evergreen
Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland WA. She is survived by her parents, her
daughter, Kylie Felton , her
sister, Deborah Loeffler and her husband Walter, of Kirkland, WA her
brother, Doug Philbrick and his wife Gail of Woodstock, GA, ; her nieces Kimberly, Amy, Erin Loeffler and Chelsea Philbrick;
nephews Donovan Philbrick and Kevin Loeffler as well as many, many loving
relatives and friends.
The family had a private graveside service on Thursday, April 20th at a
Kirkland cemetery and welcomed friends and family to their home
following the service.
Deni was raised in San Pedro, CA and graduated from Narbonne High School in
Lomita, CA. She worked in the business world for several years before
marrying Paul D. Felton. Deni and Paul lived in Rhode Island and
Massachusetts from 1981-1999. Deni and her daughter moved to Kirkland in
Deni had an eye for decorating. She loved helping friends decorate their
homes. She also loved gardening, scrap-booking and the Mariners. No matter
what kind of day she was having, Deni would always be dressed her best, have
a big smile on her face and a kind word for you.
Deni was a sweetheart. She had a huge heart and a remarkable sense of humor.
What more could any of us ask than to be loved and amused. My sister did
both with ease, she loved us and made us laugh.
Deni was incredibly generous and would go out of her way to help you in
any way she could. She seemed to be especially drawn to those people with
disabilities. She always made sure she acknowledged them and made them feel
good about themselves.
She also had an incredible gift of gab and never missed an opportunity to
start a conversation with a total stranger. You could even hear her talking
to strangers in a department store dressing room. Everyone was her
Deni was also a loving mother. Her daughter, Kylie, misses her dearly
but will keep many great memories of her mother in her heart.
Her life was hard, her spirit always high and her love of life strong. She
has been taken from us way too early but her pain and suffering is now