Brenda Leigh Denesia Wirth, a 42 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 surrounded by her parents, her brother Greg and her 3 sons, Richard, J.D., and Tim. She is also survived by a grandson, Alex .She was born July 13, 1957 in Wakefield,, Nebraska to Robert Denesia and Dona Fletcher Denesia. Brenda will always be remembered by her continued support of her boys and her unending volunteer work at their schools. For many years she was a crossing guard at Torrance schools making sure the children were protected. In kindergarten classes the always smiling "redhead" helped the children in many events during the school year. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm, Thursday afternoon at the Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance. Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Redondo Beach. Burial will be in Concord, Nebraska.

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  1. My dearest Dona, I just saw in the paper where your dear daughter has passed away. I’m so sorry to read this and know how close to her you were. My prayers are with you, her three sons and her grandson. I also send my prayers to her father. So young to pass away that is for sure, but it sounds like she has been ill since the entire family was by her side. A mother should never have to bury her child that is for sure. Be there for her boys, like you always have been. Give the grandson extra hugs and kisses and may God be with all of you at this sad time of your lives. Please take care. Linda Segda

  2. My deepest & heartfelt condolances go out to each one of you. I was so very shocked to read of Brenda’s passing, I always hoped that I would see her one last time, but at least I was able to speak to her by phone a few weeks back. I have known Brenda for many years coming into the pharmacy here at Rite Aid. I watched her boys grow to be young men, which by the way she was very proud of each of them. I saw her excitement when her grandson was born & her trip out of the country. She had “proudly” shared so many stories with me regarding her family……Richard, JD & Timmy, Alex, daughter-in law & her mom & dad. I will miss her dearly & my prayers go out to each one of you….God no longer wanted your Mom to suffer & now she is an angel in heaven as she was here on earth. A thank you goes out to her parents who brought such a wonderful person to each of our lives. God bless you all & I will never forget the memories I have of her. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Laura (technician @ Rite Aid)

  3. Yesterday I learned of the passing of Brenda when I got home from work. As a R.N. who worked in the pediatric emergency for over 20 years I vividly remember Brenda bringing her lovely boys into the hospital for medical treatment. She would always come to the nurses station to greet the nurses and boost their day with a joke or two when things were hectic and would never complain about the wait or treatment. She would always have a smile on her face and be thankful with the medical staff for helping her and her children out. She always had a positive attitude and projected it onto the people around her. Brenda, thanks for making the doctors, the nurses and the people around you appreciated because that only comes from a truly wonderful person!

  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wirth Family. She was such a special lady and I will miss her so much. Brenda – Thank you so much for keeping my sons safe as a crossing guard at Torrance Elementary. My boys just loved you and are devasted right now. There are very few people that I have met that are truly Angels and you are one of them. God bless you and your family.

  5. I was so very sorry to read about Brenda’s passing. She was a much loved and treasured friend. My heart goes out to her sons and family. Timmy, Thomas says to tell you he’s sorry your Mom died. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know!! Timmy, please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing, okay?

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