Obituary – Denise Joy Brown, June 23, 1952 – Jan. 19, 2023

CONCORD, CA (Mar. 22, 2023) — Denise Joy Brown, loving wife, mother of two and grandmother of five, passed away at the age of 70 on Jan. 19.

Denise Joy Wing was born on June 23, 1952, in Martinez to Les and Doris Wing. Denise grew up in Concord, graduated from Concord High School, and attended Diablo Valley College and Sacramento State. She was a dental receptionist full or part-time for more than 30 years.

On March 23, 1974, she married Gary Brown. They raised two sons, Scott and Troy.

Denise enjoyed volunteer work with Clayton Valley Woman’s Club, Clayton Valley Little League and her church, Holy Cross. She enjoyed making cards, playing cards, serving tea, watching sports and shopping – all with different friends. Denise and Gary loved to spend time in Half Moon Bay, Pismo Beach, Calistoga mineral baths, Kauai and especially with their grandchildren.

She was known for her beautiful smile, positive attitude and great sense of humor. Denise was fun to be around.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents, Les and Doris Wing. She is survived by her husband, Gary; her sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Kerrie and Troy and Heidi; five grandchildren, Casey, Aidan, Hayden, Jordyn and Teagan; her brother, Dennis; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 26 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1092 Alberta Way, Concord. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Denise’s name.