On November 4th Denise Ann Schwartz crossed heaven’s gates passing away from natural causes. Denise or ‘Niecy’ to family and friends was born September 4th, 1974, to Leslie and John Schwartz, in Casper, Wyoming and the youngest of their two daughters. As a child she was remembered for often asking for a couple of cookies and taking a handful to share with friends. A full-time resident of Casper, Wyoming, Denise grew up loving animals, history and reading. After high school graduation she obtained her Teaching certificate and bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Chemistry from Black Hills State in Spear Fish, South Dakota. She later earned her master’s degree in history from American Public University. Denise worked as a radiochemist in Casper for many years and a science teacher and tutor at Natrona County High School for many more. Her passion was her shelties, as they competed in agility, obedience, and rally, obtaining a multitude of titles including a Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title, high combined in Rally and Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) in obedience in both AKC and UKC. Denise was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, and friend and always had a smile and warm hug for anyone.
A celebration of Denise’s life and the love her family has for her is planned for Saturday, November 13th, 2021, at Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper. She is survived by her parents John and Leslie Schwartz, her sister, Jennifer Zerba (Jason), nieces, Gabrielle Grosso and Isabel Lucio, and her Shetland Sheepdogs, Rummy and Thunder. We will miss our sweet Niecy! Heaven has truly gained an amazing angel.
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