Denise Marie Long

June 12, 2019

Denise Marie Long was born on December 17, 1966 in Boulder, Colorado to Howard Charles and Carolyn Marie (Fox) Atkinson.

She grew up in the Boulder area and graduated from Boulder High School in 1985. She attended Front Range Community College in which she received her Associates Degree in accounting. She married Linn Lary Long II on June 1, 1991 and divorced in 2010. She was the Cookie Mom for her children’s Girl Scout Troop for many years. She worked for King Soopers, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines in Denver.

She is survived by her parents of Longmont, CO; her children, Courtney Linn Zarnes and her husband Daniel of Frederick, CO; Natalie Marie Long and her husband Nate of Englewood, CO; Whitney Leigh Long and Lary Tyler Long of Black Forest, CO; two grandchildren, Morgan Ryleigh Long and Axel Gauge Long of Englewood, CO; a brother, Howard Dewayne Atkinson of Mooresville, IN; two sisters, Dawna Jeane Schneider of Thornton, CO; and Carolyn Dyann DeFalco of Windsor, CO.

She also leaves many nieces, nephews as follows: Patrick Ryan Atkinson of W. Lafayette, IN; Michael Thomas Atkinson of the US Air Force; Dexter Raymond Schneider, Aurora Dawn Schneider and Sidney Charles Schneider of Thornton, CO; Nichole Christine DeFalco of Longmont, CO; Jordan Michael DeFalco of Windsor, CO and Brandon Scott DeFalco of Lafayette, CO.

Services will be held Friday June 7, 2019 at 1:30 at the Olinger Highland Mortuary in Thornton, CO.