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Denise E. Schultz Sowinski

May 18, 1970 - July 26, 2021

Denise E. Schultz Sowinski, affectionately known as “Neece”, “NeeNee”, “Tiny” or “Buttercup” age 51, of Glen Rock, PA, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Denise had touched in so many ways throughout her life.

Denise was born in Baltimore, MD, on May 18, 1970, to James E Schultz and Gloria J Allred Morgan (birth mom). Denise is survived by her two children, Matthew, his partner, Shana, and Katie; her parents, James and Paula Schultz (real Mom); her partner/future husband, David Garrett; brothers; James, Michael (Timmy), and Aaron; sister, Leah; brother-in-law, Dustan Flom; her nieces, Rori and Anya; and her grandfather, Walter (Judgy) Majerowicz.

Denise was a dedicated mother first and foremost, raising Matt and Katie on her own. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She was a very active person, never stopping, always moving. She became a farmer due to her love of animals, second only to her children. Among her animals were: chickens, goats, donkeys, cows, and horses. Every animal had a personal name. Example: Buttercup was the horse’s name, one of the cows was Mrs. Butterworth, one of the goats was Barry Big Balls, etc. Not to leave out the wiener dogs, Mocha, Tootsie, and Puppers!

Denise also cleaned houses on the side. She not only cleaned their house, but she became close friends with most of her clients. She was the go-to person in our family. Always pitching in to help whatever the occasion. She loved to cook, bake, and entertain, hosting many parties – who can forget her infamous barn parties! What an amazing cook she was, making many of her favorite dishes for her family, friends, and clients.

We thank the Lord for giving us these 51 glorious years with her, but evidently, he has bigger and better plans for her. Who knows, maybe he would like a filet mignon on top of a deep-fried cheese potato ball, topped with fried shrimp and bacon, all on a bed of seared asparagus.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

To honor Denise and reflect on her time with us, all friends and family are invited to the celebration of her life at the farm she loved. Date will be announced later.


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34 Condolences for Denise E. Schultz Sowinski

  • Jim,Paula and family May you find comfort in every precious memory. We did not know Denise that well only wish we would have she must have been one terrific young lady. ❤️🙏🏻With love Butch and Dolores

  • Denise’s love and extreme friendship has been above most that I’ve experienced in my years! I will always love her and cherish the memories I’ve been given! Taken too soon but has a piece of my heart with her forever❤️!
    I pray for her dad, Katie, Matt, Dave and countless others to find peace and comfort in all you have shared with her! She gave me sooooo much!!!! I love you all❤️!!
    God Bless you🙏
    Christie (Houseman) Sommer

  • Met Denise thru my close friend and club member Dave Garrett. She welcomed me and made me feel like family. Having come to dinner at Dave’s. She was an amazing lady we were all blessed that we were able to cross paths. All my love and sympathies to family and Dave. She will be missed but always remembered.

  • Jim,Paula and family
    Please except our deepest condolences. I never had the chance of meeting Denise in person but we became Facebook friends,We shared the love of our politics.we would comment on each other’s post or comment about a dish or recipe.
    Denise will be missed by many who she had an interaction with. I will miss seeing her and her farm animals.
    May God bless you and your family during these days.

  • I’m guessing u left early to get ready for our next big dance !! Purty Shur we all gonna be there Luv always BW

  • She was such a pleasure to know. Very kind and thoughtful.
    My condolenses to the family and to David. Thoughts and Prayers.

  • John and I would like to express our deepest sympathy. Having gotten to know Denise through line dancing we were blessed to call her friend and dance family. She was always there to celebrate life’s happy moments like birthdays and babies and to offer condolences during the loss of dance family members. She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.

  • I love you sis !!! The last 3 years getting to know my grown up sister made me so proud. To see what you accomplished through your children, the farm and other little intricate things made my soul smile. Fly high Denise Elizabeth …please watch over me as I continue to navigate this crazy world. Your big brother Jimmy

  • Denise was all you said and more. She raised 2 beautiful kids. And always showed her love to family and friends. Sending love and prayers to all of you.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  • God loves you so much needed you in heaven. You are loved and will be missed greatly. Love and prayers for your family. Bob and Sue Hahn

  • Denise, so many people loved and adored you. You were always so happy and enjoyed your life. While I only got to know you the last few years, I enjoyed every time we were out dancing together. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Miss you dearly and love you

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such special woman. I have not seen Denise since we were children. We went to elementary and middle school together. I have so many fun childhood memories of Denise, who a a bright spot as a child. She was so funny and always made me laugh. I am sorry that her time here was too short, but happy to hear that she lived a good and full and loved life. My condolences. . The bridge to our lost loves ones is our grief. Our grief is the love we have for our loved ones. May you all find peace in time.

  • We will definitely miss Denise! She was a great friend and neighbor! Her love for her kids, her partner Dave and her animals was unmatched! You would always see her doing something, she could never sit still and yet she never looked tired doing what she loved! May God bless you!

  • It was my biggest blessing in life to be loved by you, mom. You were not only my mom, but you were my father and best friend as well. Having your DNA in me will allow me to carry in this world and give me the strength to make it through this. Thank you for always believing in me, making me a strong woman, and allowing me to make mistakes to only learn from them. Rest easy my love. You always told it was your greatest blessing to raise me…
    Well it was my greatest blessing to be your daughter. I love you til the cows come home mom. You are a true angel now. Let god wrap you tight til i can hug you again one day. 💛

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Denise she was a wonderful person my husband and I had many good times with her in our karaoke days prayers go out to the family . Sincerely, Joe and Sheila Murray

  • Prayers for you and your family in this sad time. You will always have your memories in your heart of Denise.

  • Katie and family so very sorry for your loss, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We met Denise through our long time friend Dave Garrett. I was lucky enough to friend her on Facebook and we shared a love of politics. What an intelligent, beautiful and genuinely good person that I am proud to get to know. Our thoughts are with Dave and the family during this difficult time.

  • Hi, I work for the US Army Corps of Engineers CIO/G6 so I’m a co-worker of Paula Schultz. Although I don’t know your family personally, I wanted to express my condolences to you all during such a difficult time for any family to go through. I lost one of my sons when he was 31 so I’m familiar with the deep sadness that is experienced after such a loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you peace “that passes all understanding” and comfort which can only come from the Great Comforter, Jesus Christ.

  • You were my big “little” sister. Always had my back, always made sure I was ok. The rock in the family. I’ll miss you so much. I love you, please watch over me from above <3

  • What a special, giving woman Denise was, plus a truly AMAZING baker!! Sometimes Katie would just show up at work with all kinds of goodies her mother (Denise) made for all of us to enjoy for no other reason than “just because”. Her daughter is an amazing reflection of the love Denise invested in her children, because Katie truly is a “one-in-a-million” young lady that I know made her mother proud. Even though I don’t know Matt her son, I’ve heard the same about him. Clearly the Lord has a special place and need for Denise in heaven that could not wait. My heart breaks for all of her loved ones, but especially for Katie because everyone knew that her mother was truly her best friend in the world, . My prayers go out to all of Denise’s children, family members, and loved ones, including all of the lives her precious generous heart touched.

  • My heart is heavy and💔 broken. I’m loss for words at this moment. She was one of my BFF growing up and still was today. She will be missed by so many people. She was a true friend and would be there for you in a minute. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, James Schultz, Paula Schultz , Katie Ann, Matt, Leah, Aaron, Timmy and Jimmy along with everyone who knew her and loved her. We’ve had so many wonderful memories together that I will hold dear to my heart. I will always love you sweetness. If anyone can help her family with the costs of her hospital bills so that her family don’t need to worry about them and can mourn the loss of our beautiful Angel, Denise properly. It’s been a while since we got together but I thought of you all the time. I will see you again when God is ready for me and we can continue to have lots of laughs and dance till the sun comes up again. It was never a dull moment with you and a pleasure to have known you since we were in our teens. I miss you so much already.

  • My fondest memory of Denise is when her and I would go to WV to rainbow road and line dance. Never a dull moment, she was her own light, her children, and family were. her rock. Prayers to the Shultz family, God is taking good care of Denise. Praying for you in this time, but know god is always with you. ❤🌹

  • Denise you will truly be missed still can’t believe you are gone I will miss seeing what you are cooking on facebook and your animals and watching you enjoy life . And another thing you have raised great kids. Prayers to your family

  • My prayers to the family!!!

  • Such a lovely beautiful soul will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Katie and Matt I am so sorry to hear about the loss you your mom. I remember when you guys lived a couple houses down from me and my girls. Your mom was such a loving and caring woman. I wish I would have taken her up on her offer to come and hang out with her in the farm. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • My Heart is just broken- We have been FB friends and I always wanted to make it from MI to PA for a barn party and line dance. We shared a love of animals and I heard she had fallen ill and just now found out this news of her passing. Our prayers and sympathy go out to all of you.. We know GOD has a plan and we cannot understand and our hearts ache and hurt here for those left behind for now. We are so thankful for the assurance we have that we will see our loved ones again one day in Heaven. She just was such a LIGHT to everyone. She made you Smile and I remember sharing with her she should host a Tv show or cooking show – Such Talent. Forever in our hearts. Praying GOD will hold you all close these days to her Love, her children, her parents, to be loved like that, what a treasure, Love and Prayers Don & Nancy Smith – Wayland, MI

  • Wow what a sweet Life Story, she seemed so Gentle and always beautiful and Caring and adored her children and whole family and Heartbroken David now Left to help ease the unbearable emotional pain for Matthew and Katie’s own Broken Hearts and disruption unto them into the Future, May God be The Sowinski Family’s Clearest understanding due to
    The unexpected Loss of their Stunning Mom , Daughter, Girlfriend, and more than close Lost sister’s Death!
    RIP 🪦 among the King Jesus Christ!
    Jesus Christ is Coming, and He Died just for You, amen

  • We never meant in person
    I you would brighten my some days with your posts will miss your zest for life rest easy my FB friend

  • I am just completely stunned stumbling across this very sad news on Facebook. I have been reluctant in writing something here, but I can’t go on any further without doing so. My heart is very heavy thinking about Denise and I have Denise’s family on my mind also. I’ve lost my sister, brother,father,and then mother and I can relate to your sorrow because Denise was such a special lady. Such a beautiful woman, great cook and hard worker.., always amazed me on how such a small frame had that much horsepower! She was a great person to know and laugh with and taught me a lot of things. I still to this day have her sayings in my head that I go back on and listen to. We had lost touch these last few years and I’m so sad to not be able to say goodbye. So, Denise, I’ll see you again someday when we meet again in gods country…You left us way to soon… Rest In Peace for now and god bless you and all of your friends and family

  • Denise was a huge support for me over many years as a busy dad, who traveled often, as well as a becoming a great friend and inspiration and help for me over the years, and awesome caregiver, friend and inspiration for my daughter, who she often spent time with and cared for, as she was growing up, starting at a young age. I am extremely thankful. My daughter and I both miss her and think about her often. She had a huge positive impact on our lives.
    Denise was inspiring to me in everything she did, how positive she was, and her great family.

  • Didn’t know Denise very long. Met her while country dancing. What a shock to read about her passing. We didn’t live very far from each other. She and I love animals. Was glad to see that she finally got a Horse <3 Condolences to all who knew her.