Denise Kotschevar-Smead
March 22, 1967 - March 14, 2017

Denise Kotschevar-Smead

Denise Kotschevar-Smead
Mar 22, 1967 - Mar 14, 2017

Denise Kotschevar-Smead
Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Your Future
Free Grief Support
Free Newsletter

Denise Marion Kotschevar-Smead, 49, of Bothell, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was born March 22, 1967 in Seattle, the daughter of the late Judith Irene (Lecture) Delatour and Paul L Kotschevar.
Denise graduated from Western Washington University in 1990 and went on to achieve her Master's Degree in International Policy Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in 1995 where she specialized in Latin American Studies. Denise had a truly global perspective and spoke Spanish fluently. She traveled the world, spending a lot of time working and studying in Mexico. Denise enjoyed professional achievement during her work life at Allied Telesis, Intermec and Honeywell. While she achieved great success in her professional life, her biggest passion was her family.
Denise married Mike Smead on September 6, 1998 in Bothell, WA. She loved spending time with family and friends. She loved Latin American and Spanish music, live concerts and dancing. Denise also had a great love for animals which compelled her to do charity work for Pasado's Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary as well as donate time and money to various animal protection non-profits.
Denise had an innate ability to make people laugh and smile. Everyone who met Denise loved her. She was fierce, witty, sassy, confident, and passionate and embraced life to the fullest. Denise loved people and made friends easily. She had a unique way to find the best in everyone and was the first one to step up when help was needed. Her greatest joy was the birth of her sons. Her face always lit up when she spoke of her love for them and watching them grow into young adults with her loving husband Mike.
She is survived by her husband Mike of 19 years; two sons, Cade and Kyan Kotschevar-Smead; brothers, Donnie Kotschevar and wife Bobbi and Darren Kotschevar and wife Cheryl; sister, Dina Kotschevar; nephew, Caleb, her many cousins and her two cats, Nacho and Cheddar. She will be greatly missed, not only by her family but by her many friends and colleagues.
Arrangements are being handled by Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli, 18224 103rd Avenue NE, Bothell, WA. (425) 486-1281
The family will be having a private service.
In lieu of flowers, a college fund is being established for her sons Cade and Kyan as education was a critical piece in Denise's Life. Donations can be made at https://www.americanfunds.com/individual/products/college-america-529.html (Tax exempt goes directly to their college funds

 
 

There are no tributes yet.

We encourage you to show your support by adding a tribute above:

  • Share your favorite memory of Denise
  • Offer your condolences to the family
  • Light a virtual candle

Videos

There are no videos to display

Photos

Add a photo

The services for Denise have not yet been added. Please sign up below to be notified when the services are ready.

Get Notified When a Service is Added

Delivery to Service Unavailable

Have a floral question? Call +1 888 455 4590

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Delivery is only available on highlighted dates for flowers ONLY. Sunday delivery will not be available on all flower purchases.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Your Future
Free Grief Support
Free Newsletter
Denise Kotschevar-Smead

Sign in to add your memory

We will never post without permission

Denise Kotschevar-Smead

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Denise Kotschevar-Smead

Add to Your Calendar

Denise Kotschevar-Smead

Obit Checkin

Denise Kotschevar-Smead

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Denise Kotschevar-Smead

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Denise

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Denise leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook