Denise Mercelli-Ballinger

Denise Mercelli-Ballinger, 53, of Boulder, died November 16, 2012 at her home. Denise was born on July 8, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. From an earlier age she was a natural caregiver. A fighter and a doer, she put herself through college and nursing school while raising her infant son. She worked in New York emergency rooms for a number of years, showing great skills in triage nursing and the intense and exciting life there. Denise moved to Colorado, in 1995 for a brief stay and ended up making it her permanent home. She loved the mountains, views and weather. She married Brent Ballinger on September 1, 1999 in Rocky Mountain National Park. Denise had an interest and love for fragrance, oils, and scents. From this she began selling products to friends through personal contact and eventually the Internet. Her passion, dedication and hard work took her to purchase the Southern Soapers, Inc. She took the business to new heights, developing a tremendous following through her website and local sales. Denise also worked as a caregiver for Complete Home Health Care, Boulder. This allowed her to lend her caring nature to patients and their families who needed a professional, caring, compassionate spirit to provide for medical assistance and more important lending a caring ear and heart. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Howe Mortuary Chapel. Contribution may be made to the Complete Home Health Care, attn: Denise with OAA, 4909 Pearl East Circle, Boulder, CO. 80301 Please share your thoughts, memories and condolences with the family at

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Published in on Nov. 22, 2012