1951 - 2016
Denise Bourque died peacefully on Nov. 7, 2016 surrounded by the kind support of her Buddhist community, in Santa Rosa, CA. Born in Hartford, CT on March 14, 1951 Denise moved to Santa Barbara in 1979.
A passionate, talented and fiercely independent person, Denise prided herself in never working full-time; her career as a physical therapist gave her the freedom to pursue her many other interests: singing, music, earning her pilot’s license, wilderness skills, and committing herself to her spiritual and emotional growth. In 2004 Denise moved to northern CA, to be closer to her Buddhist teacher and community, but maintained her close ties to SB. We hold her in our hearts and memory.