October 30, 2013 | Vol. 100, No. 43

Denis Kuki

Denise Kuki, 36, died in a vehicle accident about 7 miles east of Hinsdale, Mont., on Highway 2 on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.

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She was born on May 10, 1977, in Whitefish, Mont., the daughter of William and Louise (Zeiger) Kuki. When she was three months old she was adopted by Bill and Louise and was loved just as she was one of their own. She was raised in Hinsdale and graduated from Hinsdale high school. As a child, she was always energetic and active. Among many other things she enjoyed gymnastics during the summers, and was even known to do cartwheels on ice skates! In high school, she was ve...

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captire writes:

Denise certainly did have an infectious smile and a giggle to go with it. I will always remember last Thanksgiving at the ranch, the two of us in the homestead, and Denise cheerfully peeling 10# of potatoes with a dull paring knife, no running water, and the wood cook stove singing. That girl had some kind of Sisu! May you all find comfort, somewhere, is this untimely tragedy. Kirk and Marsha Loberg Johnson. xxoo