Denise Ann (Trahan) Daenzer

June 2, 1952September 27, 2018

Denise Daenzer passed away on September 27th, 2018 in Austin, Texas after her battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Her final days were with family while she was in hospice care at her son’s home with his wife and her two grandchildren along with the help of her friend, Leslie Cook.

Denise was born in Baytown, Texas to Numa Joseph Trahan Jr. and Lorine Sidonia Franta Trahan. In 1974, she graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts with honours. After college, she married Martin Daenzer and had two beautiful children, Matthew and Jade. They made a home in Taylor where Denise worked at the US Postal Office. After retirement, Denise moved to Mexico where she lived out her dream of living on a beach. Denise deeply loved and cherished her family and friends. The love and support she received during difficult times was never forgotten.

Denise is preceded in death by her mother, father and daughter. She is survived by her son Matt Daenzer and wife Lauren; Sisters Lisa Crone and Janice Little; Grandchildren Alyssa Daenzer-Stogner, Keira Daenzer and Jace Daenzer.

The Daenzer family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Asera Care (hospice) staff members: Nurse Marty, Nurse Randy, Chaplain Dan and Social Worker Catherine who helped them through her final days. They also extend gratitude to Leslie Cook, her dear friend who cared for Denise and allowed an invaluable amount of time for Denise to extend hospice stay in their home.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on October 20th at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas. A private burial will follow the memorial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Taylor, Texas where her remains will be buried next to her daughter.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 20, 2018

Denise Ann (Trahan) Daenzer

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Mary Jane Richter

October 21, 2018

Hello I'm very sorry for your loss. Denise was a nice kind person. I knew her from the post office and St. Marys. Peace. MaryJane

JoDee & Beverly Jensen

October 21, 2018

Hippy Chick I have loved you and protected Jade all the while delivering mail in Taylor I came all the way from Hawaii and you all became my family I Shared the good and the rough times But above all I cherish those moments we as a family I will love 💕 you all my life and be grateful for the times I got to spend with y’all (as they say in TX) GOD BLESS US all to be in her life🙏😘💜

Mark Palmer

October 20, 2018

Sweet angel, what a pleasure it was to have you in our circle of love and friendship..we so enjoyed our last pool day and dinner together with you and Chris ..what a beautiful day of laughter and hope ..Pamela and I will always hold you in our thoughts and memories...your smile and laughter will continue to echo in all our memories..will think of you fondly and always remember our chats on the streets of infinity and beyond xoxoxoxox Love you MARK AND PAMELA PALMER

Denise Hanson

October 18, 2018

My deepest condolence to Denise's Family and Friends. I didn't know Denise well but, i did love meeting her on the beach walking her dogs. She always had a big hello and time for a chat. RIP


October 17, 2018

My heart breaks all over again with this announcement. What a beautiful photo of an amazing woman. She was a wonderful friend and an incredible human being. Always loved. Always missed. Enjoy your angel wings, my sweet friend.

This photo was taken on the beach in Cuba. We did a little ceremony for Jade and Mercury. Denise was filled with both overwhelming love and sadness. She can now dance with Jade and run with Mercury.

Monica Ochoa

October 17, 2018

My heart goes out to you & your family. Sending my condolences to you, I'm sure Jade was there waiting for her as she entered the golden gates of her heavenly home ♡