Deborah Faye "Debi" Richmond (1950 - 2017)

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Deborah "Debi" Faye Richmond, age 67, passed away on Nov. 12, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska. She was born on Oct. 26, 1950, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to James and Mary (Cook) Cotner. Debi was a longtime resident and moved to Anchorage in 1973. Debi received an associates degree in AET from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and also obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in anthropology from UAA as well. She retired from the State of Alaska Court System in 1991, after 17 years of service. She later retired from UAA as an Anthropology Instructor in 2000.
Debi was an avid quilter, who enjoyed fishing and pets. She was even one of the founding members of "Friends of Pets - Alaska." She was also a member of Anthropological Association, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key Honor Society.
She is preceded in death by her father, Jim Cotner; late husband, Randy Richmond; grandmother, Leah Cook; and all the special pets that shared their lives with her. Debi is survived by her mother, Mary Cotner; brother and sister-in-law, Pharris Cotner and Merry Jo Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Taleen Lundale; grandchildren, Maverick and Aria; mother-in-law, Lila Richmond; nephew, Nick Cotner and family; niece, Amanda Dunkerly and family; niece, Lacey LeDoux and family; in-laws, Sue and John Richardson and family; in-laws, Sally and Steve Marfinsky and family; nephew, John Richardson and family; nephew, Reed Richardson and family; and niece, Melissa Campbell and family.
In lieu of a memorial service, she asked that each person spend an hour playing and loving a pet that they normally wouldn't have in the course of their day.
In lieu of flowers, she asked that you please give a gift to a loved one that is unexpected.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Mat-Su Funeral Home.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 19, 2017