Community mourns and celebrates Denise Bohn-Stewart

Published: Apr. 24, 2016 at 11:52 PM EDT
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Friends and family came together to honor and say goodbye to popular radio host, Denise Bohn-Stewart during a memorial service.

Bohn-Stewart and her husband were found in their home last week, in what police say was a murder-suicide.

Sunday’s service took place at First Church of God in St. Joseph, Michigan at 2 p.m.

Pink balloon were released in Denise’s honor as friends, family, and her own children looked on.

“Driven, compassionate, empathetic, genuine and just Superwoman, she was a superwoman; she did it all, “says Linda Dolezan.

Many guests dressed in pink to honor the 45 year-old breast cancer survivor.

“The essence of Denise is that she wanted to help everyone and she did. Everyone that’s ever met her, ever worked with her felt loved and a part of what she wanted to do. She just really wanted to help women, says Susan G. Komen of Michigan Executive Director, Jennifer Jurgens.

Many know Denise as a local television reporter and radio host. She also served as a director for the Southwest Michigan region of the Susan G. Komen foundation.

“I remember Denise Being such an inspiration, so full of life. You couldn’t say no to her,” says Carri McCarthy.

The way her friends tell it, she was a determined woman who never gave up her mission to beat breast cancer.

“We made some bracelets on staff today with the letters D-W-Q because Denise wouldn’t quit and so to keep us going and to honor her and her legacy, we’re going to keep going,” says Jurgens

Her death is still a shock for many, who never go the chance to say goodbye to their good friend.

“I would tell her thank you. Thank you for everything she’s done for me and this community,” says Dolezan.