East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery

5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ


Deanna L Fenech

October 2, 1956March 19, 2020

Deanna Lynne Fenech left our arms on March 19th, 2020. She was an amazing wife, mother and friend to everyone. She lived most of her life in Tucson, Az and enjoyed gardening, camping and traveling anytime she could. Deanna was a true fighter and battled through many illnesses. If you spoke to her, she always had a smile, she NEVER showed her pain. She is survived by her husband Martin of 41 years (they met cruising Speedway in Tucson), son James, her father Tom Edmiston and two sisters Cindy Derby and Shannon Harris. Deanna, you will forever be in ALL of our hearts until the day we all meet again. XOXOXO


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Deanna L Fenech

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March 30, 2020

Deanna was one of the sweetest sister-in-law's anyone could ask for! Even though we were miles apart she always made sure you knew she cared about what was happening to you. It meant so much to me to be able to surprise her and my brother on their anniversary back in 2017! I wish that we could have had more visits. :( I love the photo I'm sharing! It showed how close James and Chuck were with her! It was such a happy visit!!

Pamm Pope

March 29, 2020

Deanna was a great woman. I enjoyed her fun postings on Facebook and her sense of humor despite all she was going through. My granddaughter Danielle and I visited her at TMC and really made her day last year. By the time we left hours later we had changed her attitude that day. We are so glad to have made the day special for her. She is now an angel in heaven with her mother, grandmother and others whom she loved and missed. She will be watching over us all and is out of the pain she had been suffering with over these years. I will miss her and her fb chats, memories and postings. She was a fighter till the end. God bless you Deanna and the many lives you touched. Xoxo

Shannon Harris

March 28, 2020

My sweet sister you were so many things to so many people. To me you showed me how to fight to survive. So many times when I felt like I couldn't do somethings I would think of you and tell myself if she can fight like that I certainly can get through this. I had other people tell me this too. If your sister can do it so can I. You may not have known these stories but your life impacted so many. You helped countless people keep fight. Your will to get up every morning with a positive outlook and still live life will always live inside me. You are my hero.
I find peace that you are out of pain and can truly be free. I find even more peace knowing you are with mom.
Thank you for being such a wonderful Autie to my kids they love you so much. I have a hard time believing we now have to live in a world without you. You will live in my heart forever and one day we will meet again. I love you to the moon and back my sweet sister!

Aimee Dunn-Corona

March 28, 2020

Nanna, I feel so blessed to have known you. Your whole family has been like a 2nd family to me, especially growing up. You showed everyone What a true warrior is like. I'm glad you are no longer in pain. I will miss our chats on fb and am so grateful that we were able to visit a few weeks ago. Much love to you sweet Angel and to your family. Xoxo

Robert Derby

March 27, 2020

Nana was like a second mom to me growing up just as much as Jamie was like a brother. I remember the cheese crisps by the pool at their old house like it was yesterday. If there ever was a fighter in this world Nana taught them some lessons. Madeline fell in love with Nana which shows her true connection to children as we were not around that much. My family is saddened by the current COVID-19 event as we are under shelter-in-place orders in Texas and will not be able to attend the service. Nana will always be loved and missed by the Army Derbys.

Cindy Derby

March 24, 2020

I miss you every second of every day. No words can describe the pain. I made you a promise and I will do everything in my power to fulfill that. My sweet Angel sister, you are now out of pain. May you Rest in Peace. The tears start falling when ever they want and most times I can't hold them back. I will always love you. Forever and a day. Love Cindy...aka Ninny