Denise Dedeaux, born in Los Angeles on July 20, 1947, passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2013 in Glendale. She was the cherished daughter of the late Rod and Helen Dedeaux. The family lived for many years in the Los Feliz area and ultimately moved to Glendale, where Denise continued to live. Sheattended Mother of God Council Grammar School and Immaculate Heart High School, and remained an active alumna of both. She followed her dad and siblings to USC, where she was always a loyal Trojan sports fan. Her career revolved around the family’s business, Dart Entities, where she worked alongside her father and brothers. She was a long time member and volunteer at USC’s Trojan League, Town and Gown, and the Baseball Alumni Association, where in 2011 she received their Lifetime Merit Award. An avid and gifted photographer, she was the curator of the family’s history and memorabilia, especially that of her iconic father, Rod Dedeaux’s, famed Trojan baseball-coaching career of 45 years.
Denise is survived by her sister, Michele Dedeaux Engemann (Roger), and brothers, Justin (Mary Lin) and Terry Dedeaux (Christine). In addition, she was a devoted aunt to 11 nieces and nephews, six grandnieces, and two grandnephews, and a godparent to several additional children. Besides her siblings and extended family, Denise will be sorely missed by her beloved longtime friend and fellow Trojan, Shelly Andres.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am Friday, Church of Our Savior, 844 W. 32nd. St.., Los Angeles.
Donations in Denise’s memory can be made to Town and Gown of USC, Trojan League of Los Angeles or to the Dedeaux Foundation, c/o Dart Entities, 1430 So. Eastman Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90023.
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