Obituary published April 9, 2014 in The Mexico Ledger

Denise Louise “Mother” Tucker died on April 4th, 2014 at her home in Mexico, Missouri.  She was surrounded by her loving family and was at complete peace with her spiritual journey.   Denise was born in 1961, at Camp LeJune Military base, in North Carolina.  She discovered her lifelong passion for cooking at The Lord Fox in Ann Arbor, Michigan and enjoyed a long career as the Chef at Jack’s Gourmet in Columbia, Missouri.   Denise is survived by her parents, Dee and Luke Youngman; Her longtime friend John Tucker; Siblings Andrea, Regan, Bob and Mike; In-Laws Tracy, Scottie and Barry; Children Jennifer, Kristina and John; Grandchildren DaVonté, Kalia, Jeniah and Daneco.       
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS Association;
A celebration of Denise’s life will be held at a future date.