Denise M. Demmitt

Denise Michelle Demmitt, 54, was returned to the Universe on April 20, 2022.  Denise was born April 11, 1968 in Los Angeles, California.  She grew up in Simi Valley. She was proceeded  in death by her mother, Jeanine (nee Spoor) and her father, Barry Demmitt.  She was survived by her wife, Jules (nee Cutshall), her son Taylor (Lynch), and her daughter Elisabeth.
Denise was a member of USC Westlake.

Denise loved her family, near and far.  Denise adored her wife, Jules, to whom she was partnered with for 28 years.  Denise was a loving mother to Taylor and Elisabeth, and she took so much joy in being their Mom. Her family loved her fun, playful spirit.  She always made life an adventure.  She is deeply missed by Jules, Tay, Lissie, and her two dogs Gio and Luna.

Denise had two careers that she was very passionate about.  She was a chef and a lawyer.  Denise would often share her love of cooking with family and friends. Her dinner parties were epic.  As a lawyer, she was a powerful advocate for her clients and had a charismatic style in the courtroom.  She was a fighter.

Denise was a loyal friend and generous to all.  She was extremely optimistic and had a joy for life, which she shared with everyone she met.  She was the life of the party and had vivacious energy.

She was loud, spirited, and full of light.  She was an E Ticket ride.
Shine on you crazy diamond.  We’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.


I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times, and laughing times, and bright, sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, of happy memories that leave when life is done.

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  1. SCOTT MILLER says:

    My cousin was quite a character, and when we’d visit, we’d brainstorm–there was a fresh storm from her every couple of minutes, lol.
    Her enthusiasm for life had no bounds.
    Like us all, she was imperfect, but I can say this unequivocably, she cared about people and I’m sure, most of all her clients. Love you and miss you cuz, Scott

  2. Sherry Rea says:

    I met Denise at a bakery in Columbus. I was with my partner and we both were drawn to her. We knew immediately that she was a force to be reckoned with, in other words a badass. She told us she was an attorney and in town for a hearing. Defense attorney. Of course she was. We Facebooked friended and I have kept up with her posts ever since. She talked about her family with pride. My condolences to you all.