Denise Saunders of Mansfield, TX, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2017, surrounded by her husband and surviving children. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 121 Community Church, located at 2701 Ira E Woods Ave in Grapevine, TX. Visitation will immediately follow the service at her daughter's home in Arlington, TX, until 6:00 pm.
Denise was born May 26, 1951, in Knoxville, TN, to Mildred and Gene Bruce Stewart. Denise graduated from Fort Worth's Arlington Heights High School in 1969, Baptist Memorial School of Nursing in 1972, and Texas Wesleyan University in 1995. She worked as a nurse and later as an office manager for her husband's medical practice. During her 20 years as a Cleburne resident, she attended First United Methodist Church of Cleburne. Through the years she enjoyed participation in the Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players, membership in King's Daughters, and volunteering for Meals on Wheels.
Denise was preceded in death by her parents and her adult son, Michael Saunders.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Charles Glenn Saunders, and her children: Philip Saunders of Chesterfield, VA, and Kristen Julin of Arlington, TX. Denise also leaves behind four grandchildren, Jonah, Lydia, Isaac and Annabeth Julin of Arlington, TX. and four siblings: Gene Bruce Stewart of Columbus, GA; Sherry Wheat, of Germantown, TN; Terry Beaty of Memphis, TN; and Linda Case of Cordova, TN.
Published on December 28, 2017