Deborah Ann "Deb" Coleman

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Deborah Ann (Deb) Coleman, of St. Anthony, Idaho, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her home. Cause of death was from complications with lung cancer.
Deb was born Jan. 5, 1953, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Max R. Stephens and Marilyn Duke Stephens. Deb was the oldest of three children.
Deb grew up and attended schools in Ashton, Idaho and graduated from North Fremont High School in 1971.
Deb's strong, yet forgiving personality and sharp mind will never be forgotten. She was dedicated and passionate about everything she did, but she never sought the limelight.
Deb was employed by Mountain Bell Telephone Company (US West/Qwest)and retired after 30 years of service.She was a jack-of-all-trades including climbing poles and working to reestablish service to the upper valley after the 1976 Teton Flood. Later, she worked as warehouse manager and cable splicing and installation/repair tech for the company. Deb was also a union rep for the local chapter, being a great supporter for employees' best interests.
Deb's life was always one of compassion and commitment to the protection and rights of animals. She became very active with the Humane Society and put in many hours of service to their cause and fostered over 1,000 dogs. She was an active participant in the growth and development of the Snake River Animal Shelter. Deb was the president of Upper Valley Humane Society at the time of her passing.
Deb is survived by her parents, Max R. (Annie) Stephens and Marilyn Duke Peck, both of St. Anthony, Idaho; sister, Kathy (Kent) Lords, of Ashton, Idaho; stepbrother, Mark Peck of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughter, Kim (Kevin) Labrum, of Boise, Idaho; nieces, Kammie (Kent) Dummer, of St. Anthony, Idaho; Shannon (Joey) Jimenez, of Denver, Colo.; Kallie (Jason) Pino, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Kayla (Dirk) Forbush, of St. Anthony, Idaho; nephew, Logan (Daridee) Nagle, of Sugar City, Idaho and 14 grand-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Donald (Dusty) Peck and her brother Doug (Digger) Stephens. No services will be held at this time. A tribute to her life will be celebrated with friends and family at a later date. For information regarding the tribute to Deb, e-mail her sister, Kathy at In lieu of flowers, the Stephens family suggests that donations be made to Upper Valley Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family online at
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Bert Flamm Mortuary - St. Anthony
581 East 1st North
St. Anthony, ID 83445
(208) 624-7351
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Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on July 16, 2014