Deborah Brower passed away in her sleep due to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) on June 30, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones. Debby was born on March 12, 1961, in Houston, Texas County, Missouri, the youngest child of Charles and Catherine (Reeves) Robison. The family moved to California in 1962 where Debby was raised in Mill Valley and Novato. She was baptized into Christ as a teenager, and was a faithful and active member of the Sweetser Avenue Church of Christ in Novato until her death. After graduation from San Marin High, she worked at various retail stores, including the Emporium. She met the love of her life, Robert Brower, while roller-skating at Cal Skate in Rohnert Park; they were married on September 1, 1984, and spent their life together in Rohnert Park, where they raised two children, Jordan and Caitlyn. Debby was a devoted mother and active supporter of her children's athletic and extracurricular activities, such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Recreational Ice Hockey, and Football. She worked at G&G Market in Santa Rosa for several years, and then at Pacific Gas and Electric as long as her health permitted. Debby enjoyed being an active member in the Church of Christ, roller-skating as a youth, reading, quilting, scrapbooking, attending sporting events, loved Cirque Du Soleil, home remodeling, and singing. In addition to her husband of 27 years Robert, and children, she is survived by her sister, Pamela (Robison) Farmer of Palo Alto; brother-in-law, Randall Farmer; her niece, Cassie; nephew, Reeve and his wife Amanda; as well as uncles, aunts, cousins, and a host of friends, including the caregivers Carla and Marilyn who helped Debby in her last days. Those who knew her will greatly miss her beautiful smile, sense of humor, kindness and faith. A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, July 6, at the Church of Christ, meeting at 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway in Petaluma, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a donation be made to the ALS Association.
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Published in the Press Democrat from July 4 to July 5, 2012