Our beloved Mother was born on May 18, 1946 and entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2021 at the age of 75 after a five-year struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Debbie was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, CA to proud parents Dave and Mary June Powell. Debbie’s “favorite” Brother, David K. Powell preceded her in his passing last year.
At the very young age of six, Debbie was diagnosed with Polio. This ultimately would go on to shape so much of her outlook on life. She had to learn to walk again but was just grateful to be alive. With an upbeat disposition and never a complaint to be heard, Debbie cherished the gift of life. Her Birthdays were one of her most favorite times, and she would often tell others to “Enjoy getting older, it’s a privilege that not all are able to have.”
Her greatest joy in life was her role as a homemaker and a Mother to her children. Second to that, she loved the many years she spent in the retail industry.
Debbie’s most treasured place was Maui. She loved to travel there and enjoyed the time spent on the beautiful island. Another favorite was The Apple Farm, but really, just about anywhere she found herself with her family and dear friends was something she enjoyed dearly.
There was not a Holiday that she didn’t elaborately celebrate and enjoy. Her decorations for the holidays were always so beautifully chosen and displayed throughout her house. Christmas was no exception to this rule, in fact, her home was often referred to as “The North Pole”.
These are just a few of the wonderful and cherished memories that she leaves behind with all who were lucky enough to know and love her.
Debbie is survived by her three beautiful daughters. Robin Weiss and Tamara Harlacher of Camarillo and Kristine Murray of Ventura. She was also blessed to have 10 amazing grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
As our hearts deeply feel the enormous loss of Debbie, we find peace and love in celebrating the life she so deeply appreciated. Her final resting place will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio where she will be eternally interned.
We love you 55.
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