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Debra, age 70, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2023, at Banner Del Webb Hospital in Sun City West, Arizona. She was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1953, daughter of Charles and Adele DeBaets.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Donna. She is survived by her two sons, Ryan (Kristina) Head and David (Corrie) Head; twin sister, Diane (Paul) Koenig; Heather Head, mother of grandchildren Lydia and Vera; grandchildren Naomi and Landon Head and Jaxon Riggs; nieces Nicole Lewis, Aubrey Cobbett, Nikki Hickens; and nephews Tyler Head, and Casey Hickens.
Debbie grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and graduated from South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores. She earned her associate degree from Macomb Community College. She moved to California in 1979 where she met Ron while working at the County Courthouse and they were married in 1980. She raised two sons in the Detroit area and then the family moved to the Phoenix area in 1989.
Debbie worked throughout the years operating her own daycare, teaming with her husband on their advertising business, and established Blessings Boutique in Scottsdale dedicating the proceeds to assisting women in need. Debbie’s interests included shopping, antiquing, reading, lunches with girlfriends, listening to Christian music, but most of all spending time with her family. Debbie loved her grandchildren dearly and cherished babysitting, reading, cooking, playing games and dress up together.
Debbie wore a beautiful smile that matched her heart, lived a selfless, giving life, always put others first and stayed positive. She made a significant impact in the lives of all who knew her and will be remembered always for the gracious and kind life she lived.
A memorial was held at Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel, 13738 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West on Sunday, July 30, 2023. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Debbie in a special way may make donations to the Community Fund of Sun City West, Inc., 13940 W. Meeker Blvd., #115, PMB613, Sun City West, AZ 85375.