Denise Marie Auman, 60, of Virginia Beach, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in the comfort of her home after battling cancer.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cameron; and mother, Sarah Ward.
Denise was a graduate of Princess Anne High School (1976) and attended Tidewater Community College. She was named volunteer of the year while devoting endless hours at John B. Dey Elementary School and served as PTA president. She was also a member of the Bayshore Circle of the King’s Daughters and Sons for more than 20 years. Denise recently retired from Virginia Beach City Public Schools (Kingston Elementary) after 20 years. She enjoyed traveling, attending ODU football games, fine dining and wine.
Denise is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, D.C. Auman; father, Robert Ward; sisters: Suzanne Flora, Christine Glick and Jeannette Tabet; niece, Catherine Young (Robert); brothers, John Ward (Marie) and Michael Ward (fiancee, Michelle Martin); sister-in-law, Debbie McDonald (Bob); as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews and close friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Alberico and his staff. A special thank you to Oncology Nurse Debbie and Physician’s Assistant Ashley. Also to the nurses on the Virginia Beach Sentara Oncology Ward. Hospice and staff provided excellent comfort care, and a special thank you to Peggy.
Per Denise’s wishes, a celebration of her life will be held for family and friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Old Cavalier on the Hill, in the Hunt Room.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made in Denise’s honor to Sugar Plum Bakery, 1353 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451; or Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507.
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