Brit Sidsel Deneen

October 3, 1944June 7, 2018
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North Myrtle Beach

Brit Sidsel Deneen, died June 7, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on October 3, 1944 in Norway, she was the daughter of the late Olaf and Elli Marie Kohl Clausen.

Brit was an accomplished gymnast in her youth. She loved to travel and dance to her favorite music. She enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, decorating, reading and working crossword puzzles.

Brit is survived by her husband of 28 years, James Michael “Jim” Deneen; daughters, Maria Christina Valencia-Johnson (Kenny), Patricia Valencia Sprague, Adriana Valencia-Kascher (Tim); stepson Michael James Deneen (Michelle); step daughter, Christine Marie Billings (Jason); brother, Ulf Clausen; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by one sister, Marion Clausen.

A memorial services will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, June 14 in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


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Christina Valencia-Johnson

July 2, 2018

Thank you for being the mom you were. We would not be who we are, good, bad, and a little crazy without you. We all learned so much about life and living it from you. You are already so missed. You will live on through your granddaughter Jamie, and great grandson Orlando. You are and will be forever loved. Thank you!

Love, Kisse and Kenny

Tim Kascher

June 14, 2018

Today we meet with family and friends to celebrate the life of my mother in law Brit Deneen. While we have to accept the illness that she endured the past several years, we will choose to remember the Brit that we all loved. The loving, zany and free spirited woman that always kept the party going. Brit always wanted to explore and learn new interests, whether traveling or asking questions of any thing and anyone. She could be direct(can I ask you a personal question), but it was always with a sincere interest. She was the spark for many of us.
I loved Brit and will truly miss her.

Adriana Valencia-Kascher

June 14, 2018

I am not sure what life will be like without Mom after today, but I do know my life wouldn’t have been as full if it wasn’t for her. Mom taught me so many wonderful things, but what stands out the most was the unconditional love she had for her family and friends and life itself. SHE was the ultimate butterfly. So fly high Mama. Fly high. I will love and miss you forever.

Patricia Sprague

June 8, 2018

My dearest Mom, I love you! I thank you! I appreciate you and who you are. You are an amazing strong women who taught me how to survive. You thought me how to appreciate life and how to accept life with everyone in it. Your love for life and travel has rubbed off on me and I hope to follow your lead. I will always need you, forever miss you and you will forever be loved and never forgotten.

Meghan Gilles

June 8, 2018

Brit was my grandmother. As a child, I was always fascinated with the Norwegian trolls she had, her love of antiques, and her passion for traveling. She would always take my brother and I to historical places and would often enrich our lives with experiences we will never forget. I will always hold dear the memories I have visiting her and Jim at their cabin in Utah, visting Bryce canyon and Zion canyon, living in Las Vegas, and going to Williamsburg. She will truly be missed, though my family and I are happy she is no longer suffering.