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Deni began her working life as a stewardess, first with National Airlines, and then with Pan-Am flying all over the world. Then she worked in a doctor's office, and I met her as an account representative for a medical billing company—and she eventually became their president !
When we moved to Maryland in 1970, Deni worked as the executive secretary for the International Sugar Research Foundation, responsible for their newsletter and setting up their meetings anywhere in the world. Other jobs included founding her own dog training company and being the office manager for a multi-doctor opthalmology office.
When we moved to Hendersonville NC in 1996, Deni began ColorWorks!, a fashion consulting company. She began playing contract bridge again, having been taught by her father as a youngster. That led to Deni's study and certification as a bridge director holding her own games, with a twist—players vied to bring better home-made goodies than their peers, as part of her Breakfast Bridge Club, and Deni would then publish and distribute their recipes.
Deni's working career exemplified her life: her complete unwillingness to accept any limitations. When an opportunity arose that seemed interesting, she jumped in with both feet and focused on learning quickly, working hard, and rising to the top. That was also true of Deni as a wife and mother, and of her interest in gardening. In short, Deni was one in a million, and I was blessed to have been her partner for 38 years—a wonderfully wild ride!