Obituary of Debra Brown
Debra (Debbie) Lee Brown, age 61, of Puyallup Washington, passed peacefully in her sleep at home Saturday May 25th, 2019.
Debra was born to Archie and Charlotte Brown on Thursday, January 2nd, 1958, in Ellsworth Kansas. The Air Force family traveled a lot while Debbie was a child. Her first move was to Huntsville Alabama where she gained a little sister, Diana and then on to Taranto Italy, Novato California, and eventually they settled in the Parkland/Spanaway area of Washington.
Debbie graduated from Bethel High School in 1976 and went on to earn her Associates Degree in Childhood Development at Pierce College.
“Teacher” Debbie worked for several years at McChord Child Development Center during the week and volunteered in the Nursery at Parkway Presbyterian Church on the weekends. All the children loved Debbie and she left a lasting impression. She went on to retire from the McChord Library.
Debra made several lifelong friends along the way from both McChord and her Tops Chapter 101 group. She enjoyed reading, fishing, crocheting, playing cards but mostly enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Especially her great nieces and nephews, they often called her “My Debbie”.
Debra is survived by her Mother, Charlotte Brown; Sister, Diana Hein (Scott Hein); Nieces and Nephews: Christina Brown (Allen Lennox), Jonathon Hein and Nicole Hein; Great Nieces and Nephews: Nathaniel Brown, Amaya Brown, Elijah Hein, Malachi Hein, Logan Hein, Jonathan Hein Jr, Robert Hein, Olivia Hein and Isabella Hein.
Debbie was preceded in death by her father Archie Brown (April 30th, 2002) and Sissy and Daisy her beloved cats (2015).
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday June 21st, 2019 at 11am with a reception on site to follow.
Edwards Memorial Chapel 11020 South Tacoma Way Lakewood, WA 98499
Flowers can be sent to Edwards for the service. If in lieu of flowers you would like to donate in Debbie’s honor, please donate to a cat sanctuary of your choosing or The Humane Society.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
My Debbie will be missed.