Denise (Pember) Packard, age 64, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away on September 30, 2020.
A celebration of Denise’s life was held at Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, Texas, on Wednesday, October 7. The service was streamed at 6:30 p.m. CT on Zoeller’s Facebook page.
Denise was born in Kearney, and grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and Shelton.
She married her best friend on August 10, 1976, and they made Texas their home in 1991 where they raised their two sons and were surrounded by a large, and close, circle of friends that were more like family. She was the office manager at Vintage Air in San Antonio, Texas, since 2003 where she was blessed to work alongside her husband until his retirement in 2017. She continued to work at Vintage Air until her passing, treasuring the close relationships she had with her long-time colleagues and friends.
When her sons were young, Denise loved fishing with them and cheering them on in their sports. As they grew older, she was thrilled to welcome two daughters-in-law to the family, and then eventually two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Denise will be remembered for her kindness, gentleness, generous heart, and deep love for her family and friends. She enjoyed attending car shows with her family, decorating for and celebrating holidays, and keeping in touch with friends and family around the country on Facebook. Once you met Denise you were her friend for life.
She enjoyed traveling, whether it was road trips with her husband in their 1972 Camaro, special milestone trips with her sisters, or spending weekends visiting her sons and their families.
Of the many things Denise held dear, being a Gigi to her grandchildren and greatnephew Jonny Pavlatos was the most precious. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with and spoiling them.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, George; loving sons, Lance (Laura), of Houston, Texas, and Aaron (Jenny), of McKinney, Texas; beloved grandchildren, Riley, Dane, Grace and Ella; adoring sisters, Diana (Keith) Williams and Dawn (John) Herrman; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Janet (Coleman) Pember; sister, Deborah Ball; and niece, Celeste Rae Webben.