Let the memory of Deborah be with us forever
  • 50 years old
  • Born on April 28, 1963 .
  • Passed away on October 7, 2013 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Deborah Whitten 50 years old , born on April 28, 1963 and passed away on October 7, 2013. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Maureen Simon on 7th October 2018
I am fortunate to have had a glimpse of Deb put before me this morning. Instead of droning through relatively trivial follow up chores, I was reminded Debbie and her determined spirit! Clearly, that spirit lives on and has given a welcome change to my own. In that light, and it is indeed a light, I offer my prayers to her sweet Mama, Jodi, Jeff and Jackson. You all press on and are a remarkable crew. Take very good care of each other and know you are in my familiy's thoughts as well. God Bless you all!
Posted by Alanna Hogan on 7th October 2014
Debbie, everything good in you is living on in Jackson. He is a becoming a man of good character, quiet strength and compassion. You were a bright light in so many lives and my life was richer because you were in it. It will be glorious to see you again in heaven. Love you, Alanna
Posted by Jodi Becker on 27th April 2014
On the eve of your birthday, thinking of you….Love and miss you!!! Hating that I remember this birthday, but was out of town & forgot yours last year :(
Posted by Barb Kexel on 30th October 2013
My heart goes out to Marina, Jodi, Jackson and Jeff and family. I knew Debbie from the time she was a little girl. My son Steve was and is Jeff's best friend. Prayers to you all. Love, Barb
Posted by Melissa Becker on 19th October 2013
I only had the pleasure of meeting Deb once in 2006, however, she left an unforgettable impression on me. We hit it off wonderfully and became friends immediately. I loved her passion and zest for life, and for her son, and family. She helped me through some very dark, hard times and always told me to never give up. I miss her smile, her laugh, I miss her. Love you Deb!
Posted by Jodi Becker on 17th October 2013
Two people now can see thanks to Deb's corneas...Yay!!!!
Posted by Jodi Becker on 17th October 2013
Deb would be so proud...Jackson asked Grandma what was going to happen with all the flowers, he felt like they should be shared. We decided to run them over to a nearby Senior Center, for the residents to enjoy. When Alanna, Mom and I dropped them off and explained what we were doing and why to the employees, their jaws dropped and they were so pleased. Like mother, like son.... <3
Posted by Jill Vowels on 17th October 2013
Marina, Jodi, Jeff and family, Wishing you strength during this time and hoping you can find peace in your memories of Debbie and love and support from family and friends. Sending all our thoughts and prayers to you. Love, Fritz and Jill
Posted by James Vowels on 16th October 2013
Dear Marina, We met Debbie only a few times but enjoyed her enthusiasm and positive personality. Jackson reflects her love and care. You are blessed with a supportive family, and may your memories bring you comfort and peace, James and Darlene
Posted by Sharon Sikich on 16th October 2013
Marina, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter Debbie. Valii told me and said she talked to you. My prayers go out to you and your family. Warmest thoughts and wishes to you. Sharon Sikich
Posted by Maureen Simon on 16th October 2013
Much like her mother, Debbie was an industrious and formidable woman. She brought her strength to every aspect of life, most evident in her son Jackson--and in small ways, like upholstering Mom's kitchen chairs. Even her million dollar-movie star smile beamed vitality I ache for you and your family Marina. Be proud! Deb's strength lives on in our hearts. Love, Prayers & God Bless.
Posted by John Streeter on 16th October 2013
Your cousins in Kansas were saddened to hear of your passing! We are there today in spirit with your Son, Mom, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins as they celebrate your life. Even a short life can be beautiful! Yours certainly was!
Posted by Crystal Neely on 13th October 2013
I was so happy to meet you I wish we had gotten a chance to get to know each other better. You were so proud of your son and so excited to get that property to build a get away place on. I wish you had managed to spend more time there.
Posted by Alanna Hogan on 12th October 2013
Debbie, you are so missed. From the moment you came into this world you were smiling and laughing and making your presence known. I miss your smile, infectious laughter and great joy in life. I take comfort that you are with Gram now and that you free from any pain or worry. You were a great mom to Jackson and your life and love is reflected in him.

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