Debra Kay Garbe 1955 - 2017 VENETA - Debra K. Garbe, 61, of Veneta OR passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at Avamere Rehabilitation Facility while receiving hospice care. Debra was born Sept. 10, 1955 in Yakima, WA to Karl and Isabelle (Thomas) Huth. She married Tim Garbe on April 28, 1978. She especially loved and enjoyed reading romance novels, and camping on the Oregon coast with her family. Debra had no problem making friends as she most often was the life of the party. Family was of the utmost importance to Debra; she was the glue that kept her family close. Debra's professional career as an office secretary included working for Industrial Publishing for 25 years, and Peace Health urgent care for the last seven years before she succumbed to a long illness. Debra is survived by her husband, Tim, and sons Adam L. Garbe and his wife of Clarksville, TN and Matthew W. Garbe and his wife of Lowell, OR. She is also survived by her three sisters Carol Maskell of Veneta, OR; Shirley Parnell of Newberg, OR; and Sharon McCormick of Veneta OR. Debra was preceded in death by her parents Karl and Isabelle; her brothers Nicholas, Tommy, Donald, and Karl Huth; and sisters Jeanette Rehn, and Diane Thompson. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Veneta. In lieu of flowers, a gofundme account has been started to help cover medical expenses. To donate, go to https://www.gofundme.com/deb-garbes-medical-expenses-fund.
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