Deborah Hester-Rael

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    - Judy Hilmayer
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Hester-Rael, Deborah


Debbie Hester-Rael, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. She was born in Fort Erie, Ontario Canada. Her family moved to New Mexico in 1961. Debbie graduated from Manzano High School and earned her Bachelor's degrees in both History and Accounting. In addition she was a Certified Professional Accountant. Debbie was an instructor at CNM for 20 years and owned her own CPA practice. She was a member of the Peralta United Methodist Church and an active volunteer at both the church and with Civitan.

Debbie is preceded in death by her parents, Ab and Pat Irvine; and granddaughter, Tailey McWilliams.

She is survived by her loving husband, Leon Rael; daughters, Trish and husband, Aubrey McWilliams, and Michelle and husband, Gabe Candelaria; sisters, Beverley Cooke and Patty and husband, Dale Rollins; and grandchildren, Cooper, Camryn and Brandon and an expected grandson.

A celebration of her life will be held at Peralta United Methodist Church beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017, with a small reception will follow. A private burial will occur at a later date.

Debbie was generous to a fault and actively supported many charities and organizations so we ask that in lieu of flowers, you please make a donation in memory of her to .

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 31, 2017