Submitted by her Husband
She was a loving mother of two boys‚ Jeffery and Christopher ages 22 and 15 as well as a loving wife to Robert Leslie.
Dennise joined the fire service in 2005. She was very active in our volunteer fire department and the county rescue team. She was the acting President and the Secretary of the fire department. She wrote as many grants as she could for the fire department. In the short time she was in the fire service‚ she received her NIMS training as well as Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)‚ auto extrication training and mandatory training. Dennise had to overcome a lot just to get her training‚ for she was extremely claustrophobic and putting on a SCBA was a challenge for her.
She loved children of all ages and went out of her way to do what she could for a child in need. We were married for ten and a half years and we did everything together as one or as a family. She made every run with me even before she joined the fire service.
She lived her life for her family and her friends and not for herself. She was very unselfish about things and she always had a smile on her face at all times and had a way about her that would and could make you smile even on your worst day.
Dennise was a cancer survivor. She also was an active foster parent and had volunteered to take terminally ill children.