Denise Gloshen Fish, 61 of Lawrence, died Thursday, August 26, at home in the company of family and friends. A cremation is planned and a Celebration of Life service will be scheduled for a future date.
She was born August 22, 1960 to Charles and Earladean Gloshen in Kansas City, KS, where the family lived. She attended public schools in Kansas City and Wellsville, KS, where she graduated in 1978. She was a beautician for many years but also acquired education and training to provide specialized assistance for children with reading challenges at Prairie Park Elementary. She also played a pivotal role in the establishment of collective bargaining for classified employees of Lawrence Public Schools.
Denise married Gerald Criss in 1978, two sons were born to the union and the couple divorced in 1990. She married Larry Fish in 1991 and another son was born. She leaves behind her husband, of the home, and sons, Brandon, Kyle and Matthew, daughters-in-law, significant others, grandchildren, extended family and many, many friends.