Denise Jean Dickinson
May 28, 1953 – March 5, 2018
A bright shining smile was born on May 28, 1953, in Anaconda, MT. Denise Jean Gochanour the 6th child of Donald Duane Gochanour and Bernice Nora (Moen) Gochanour, followed very shortly by her twin brother Denis. Denise was raised in Columbia Falls, MT and graduated as class president in 1971. Denise received her AA Degree in Gerontology and worked hard for several years with the elderly until MS and Macular Degeneration made that no longer possible. In 1974 Denise married her life partner, Dwayne D. Dickinson. They were married at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Columbia Falls, MT. Denise and Dwayne raised four foster children. As the children left the nest they then adopted Bradley, a precious baby that brought them so much joy. Bradley and Dwayne were the reason Denise woke up every day. For the last two and a half years Denise fought a hard fight with cancer. In the end she lost her battle with cancer but won everlasting life with Jesus. It was her most sincere desire that everyone who reads this would come to know saving grace. Denise is preceded in death by her parents Donald and Bernice and brothers Don Jr. and Skippy. She is survived by her best friend and husband Dwayne, son Bradley and his beautiful and supportive wife, Anna; brother Denis of Anaconda, sister Cynthia of Kalispell and Alanna and Gail of Spokane. Until we meet again you will be missed more than you know.