Let the memory of Debby be with us forever.
  • 58 years old
  • Born on July 5, 1960 in San Bernardino, California, United States.
  • Passed away on February 9, 2019 in Ocean Shores, Washington, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Debby Kirchner 58 years old , born on July 5, 1960 and passed away on February 9, 2019. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Gretchen Kirchner on 16th March 2019
Debby was the first Jesus Freak I ever encountered. She used to wear a "Jesus is God" t-shirt, which really bugged me because I didn't understand at the time how Jesus could be God. She was a light to me; her zeal was one thing prodding me to accept all of who Jesus is -- the creator, savior, redeemer of the world. Thank you, Debby! I love you and miss you! I'm glad you are exploring all the awesomeness of heaven now. May all your kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids (when they happen) join you there someday!
Posted by Robert Kirchner on 11th March 2019
It was with great sadness that I learned of Debby’s passing. It had been many years since I had last seen her, but my mind goes back to when we were six grandchildren playing together at family gatherings in San Bernardino or Fallbrook. As the two oldest grandchildren, Debby and my sister Kristi were always the ‘leaders of the pack’ and held command over the rest of us. My memories may be selective, but I don’t recall that our fearless leaders always led us down the straight and narrow path! Aunt Carol often would say that she felt sorry for me being the only boy in the bunch, but I always felt fortunate to be able to ‘buddy-up’ with Lorrie and the two of us would usually find a way to avoid the commotion. Good memories from good times. Family moves and greater distances sadly put an end to those family gatherings, and the last time I saw Debby was at our grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration in Escondido. I found her to be very much the same Debby; assertive, yet quick with a smile and laughter. I am deeply saddened to know that she has left us, but I will always cherish my memories and take heart in knowing that Debby leaves behind a wonderful family and friends who loved her very much.
Posted by Norm/Virginia Stone on 6th March 2019
What do you say when someone so young, so talented, so clever, goes to be with Jesus before her mom and dad! Not too long ago, I had Deb make some chain mail earrings for me. After seeing her other work, I couldn't resist. Dan, who had a teen crush on her, was shocked. Their birthdays were just a day apart, and they shared the same memories from those days. Good memories. May the Lord give you all His peace as you go through this time. Remember, that joy comes in the morning.
Posted by Jeffrey Cannon on 4th March 2019
I know Lorrie and if Debby was anything like Lorrie than a beautiful and caring person she would have been. I am sorry I never had the chance to meet or know Debby but she sure sounds like a great lady.
Posted by Carol Ellestad on 2nd March 2019
Debby was survived by her parents, Ray and Carol Ellestad, two sons, Ian 37, and Aaron 35. She also had a granddaughter Chloe 16, and a grandson Dillon 11. She had 3 sisters, Lorrie 56, Amy 54 and Gretchen 50. Debby loved God and made it a point to share the love of Jesus with those around her. She attended bible study, and some of her favorite scriptures are found in the Psalms and have to do with the wonder of God's creation. Debby loved the outdoors, hiking and camping, and enjoying God's creation. She had a passion for rocks, shells, and gems. In her adult life she enjoyed finding rocks, fossils and such. She cut, shaped and polished the rocks into beads, pendants, and other shapes. She loved the seashore, walking on the beach and looking for shells and treasures. Debby was an avid reader. She was very creative, knitting things for her family, and crocheting many beautiful articles. Debby will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Hers was a beautiful life.

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