Deniece Genevieve VanBuuren, born Sept. 6, 1964 in Smithtown, New York, died at her home in Yorktown, Virginia on Monday February 12, 2001.
Deniece graduated from Milford High School in Milford, CN in 1982, and recieved her A.S. degree from South Central Community College in 1984.
She entered the United States Air Force in 1984 and served until 1995, achieving the rank of Staff Sargeant. She served on the Honor Guard, and recieved numerous military service awards.
She was preceded in death by a brother Charles P. Hand.
She is survived by her eleven year old daughter, Stephanie; her mother and step-father Joy and George Clark of Milford, CN; her father and step-mother Charles R. and Sue Hand of Raleigh, NC; her sister and brother-in-law Deanna and Paul Strand of Portsmouth, NH; and her brother Caleb Hand of Medford, MA.
A funeral service will be conducted in Altmeyer Funeral Home Chapel in Newport News, VA on Sunday Feb. 19, 2001 at 2:00pm by Reverend Judith Morris. The family will receive friends prior to the service in the funeral home from Noon until service time.
Burial will take place at a later date in Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.