Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle
Everything I do is stitched with its color.

~W.S. Merwin
  • 59 years old
  • Born on January 12, 1953 .
  • Passed away on April 3, 2012 in Oakland, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Debbie Allyn. Debbie left us at the young age of 59 in Oakland California on April 3, 2012 due to health complications.

She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on January 3, 1953.  Debbie graduated from Corona Del Mar High School class of 1972.

Debbie most recently was an integral apart of the growth of FreshAwl. Prior to FreshAwl Debbie was employeed by HayGroup and SCA-TORK.  She held certificated in project management and in catering.  We were all very proud of earlier achievement as Manager of the Year at Licorice Pizza Record Stores. Debbie was an accomplished artist and designer with an emphasis oils, mosaics, welding and jewelry making. 

Debbie was married to Jeff for 40 wonderful years and is survived by her children Amanda Allyn-Gray and Ryan Allyn; her grandchildren, Jacob Gray, Nathaniel Gray, Juliette Allyn and Kato the "Midnight Kitty".

Debbie's creamation will be handled by the Neptune Society where she will be scattered at sea by her husband and children. A celebration of her life is in planning, details will follow soon.


Dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, cheerleader, comedian and artist...You are forever missed.   

Posted by Steve Clark on 7th April 2014
I miss Debbie's look right into my eyes as she said, "I love you Steven." Debbie is in the arms of Jesus, a great place to be. I know this from our conversation in her last hours. We shall meet again!
Posted by Michelle Larson on 3rd April 2014
I can still hear her laugh, see her smile and continue to listen to her wisdom. She always was the light at the end of the tunnel! I love you Debbie.
Posted by Marvina Panagos on 3rd April 2014
Still missing Debbie every day. She was such a wonderful person, a great friend, a loving sister, and like a mom to me.
Posted by Greg Thorneycroft on 20th April 2012
Despite too many years having passed without seeing each other I have the fondest memories of my cousin Debbie. She had the greatest laugh (slash) giggle so unique to her that I can still hear it in my mind's ear. I am deeply saddened that she is gone before her time and that she & I missed the chance to once again hug and talk and laugh together. xoxoxo your ol' cuz Greg T.
Posted by Michelle Larson on 9th April 2012
She was the tower over my shoulder always watching and caring for me. I have an empty hole now, but her memories will continue to fill the gap. Her love will never leave, she will remain to be the sweetest.
Posted by Marvina Panagos on 9th April 2012
Debbie was more than a sister, she was a friend. She will truley be missed and forever loved for the positive influence she had on everyone she met.
Posted by Tom-Rach Havel on 8th April 2012
We are so sad to see such a great life pass away. Aunt Debbie always wore a smile and embraced everyone will love. She held such a special place in my heart and she will so missed.
Posted by Amanda Gray on 8th April 2012
I nurse a wound in my heart for the passing of my Mom. While it is sore and bruised, the rest of me is filled with love and joy for the memories of the life we had together. It is because of her that I am the daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and woman that I am today. She has left us with such great gifts we will continue to unwrap them for generations to come.

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