Denise Kreuzer Zarrinabadi of Austin, Texas, previously of Alvin, Texas, passed away in hospice care June 19, 2019, after four years of having cancer. Denise was a positive person who loved life. She grew up in Alvin and graduated from Alvin High School in 1975. She was a member of the Yellowjacket marching band, and her family enjoyed trying to keep up with her marching all over the football field. After high school, Denise moved to Austin, Texas. She worked as a payroll manager and was very passionate and vocal about having her team of employees treated fairly. She could be counted on to bring several pans of jalapeno cheese squares to all office gatherings!  

Denise had a big heart for animals. She was active in helping find qualified adoptive homes for unwanted or neglected Siberian Huskies and in educating the public about responsible pet ownership and the special qualities of the Husky breed. Denise supported Texas 4000, whose cornerstone event is a 4,000+ mile bike ride from Austin to Anchorage and whose mission is to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in creating a cancer-free future.  

Denise was a huge football fan and enjoyed competing (and especially winning!) in fantasy football leagues. She was also a big fan of IndyCar racing and enjoyed cheering on her favorite drivers.

Denise was preceded in death by her father, George Dennis Kreuzer, of Alvin, Texas; and is survived by her husband, Farid Zarrinabadi, of Austin, Texas; her mother, Joan Orsak, of Friendswood, Texas; her sister, Ann Venable of Richmond, Texas; nephew, Jonathan Corn of Richmond, Texas; and nieces: Cara Green of Houston, Texas, Amy Green of Spring, Texas, and Emily Allison of Rosenberg, Texas. She also leaves behind her devoted Husky, Charlina.  

A funeral mass was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 101 E. South St., Alvin, Texas, on Friday, July 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Burial immediately followed at Manvel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who desire to honor Denise in another way may foster, adopt or donate to Texas Husky Rescue at; or to Texas 4000 for Cancer at

Arrangements under the direction of the Scott Family.

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My thoughts are with Denice’s family. She sounded like a passionate caring person. It is a painful thing to lose someone very precious, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creatort purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.

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