Denise Gail Hinman passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. Denise was born September 21, 1959 in Florence, Ore. She grew up nearby in Reedsport with her parents and sisters Renee and Claudine. In 1979 she married Burt Hinman. They moved to Ashland, Ore. to begin their life together and had two children, Kate and Michael. While raising her children, Denise worked in insurance and then later at Advanced Pain Care, where her position was Queen. Even in the midst of her working life, Denise's family was always her first priority. Being a good mother was extremely important and as with everything Denise did, she was not just good, she was great. Denise was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She and her sisters remained very close throughout her life, and their love and devotion to her through this journey is an example of pure love.
Denise loved going home to the beach and Loon Lake. Her interests included water and snow skiing, art, cooking, and quilting.
Denise is survived by her husband, Burt Hinman; children, Kate and Michael; parents, Bill Blumberg of North Bend and Betty Johnson of Reedsport; sister, Renee Vaughn and husband Chris; sister, Claudine Robinson and husband Kevin; nieces, Emily, Aubrey and Monica Vaughn; nieces, Kendra and Kelsey Robinson; nieces, Brook Thies-Stokes and Carrie Thies; and nephew, Josh. Other survivors include her mother-in-law, Doris Hinman; brotherin-law, Bill Hinman; sisterin-law, Lynn Thies and husband Steve; brother-in-law, Jimmy; sister-in-law, Mary Lee; and all of her many friends and family who have been blessed to have Denise in our lives. She was preceded in death by her step-father, Don Johnson (Papa Don).
We will all miss our beautiful Denise.
A celebration of Denise's life will be held Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.