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AMIDON, Debra Mae 69, of Wilmington passed peacefully August 13, 2016 at home surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents Frederick and Mildred Amidon and her brother Martin Amidon. She is survived by two brothers Kenneth Amidon, Lt Col USMC (ret.) and Frederick Amidon; her husband Clinton Ackerman P.h.d., daughter Kendra Barthel, sons Clayton Ackerman, Karl Ackerman, and Robert Ackerman, and 7 grandchildren. She graduated from Marshfield High School and went on to receive degrees from Boston University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and most recently received an honorary doctorate from Bangkok University. She was an author, strategist, visionary, and devoted friend. Her presence will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Her life and legacy will be celebrated Saturday at a 10 a,m, Mass at St Thomas in Wilmington followed by a private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MaryMac Missions, 202 Haverhill Rd., Topsfield, MA 01983

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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2016.
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August 10, 2020
Debra, So glad you are not here to experience the utter chaos of our world now. I miss you and think about you so often. We had a special connection . . . your memory doesn't fade here!
Keri Barry
March 6, 2020
My heart goes out to Clint, family and friends. Debra brought my friend Clint so much happiness...amen.
Jackie Awerman
October 10, 2016
This was heartbreaking for me. I just learned of Debra's passing. What a loss to the KM and innovation community. Rest In Peace my friend

Dr. Annie Green
Annie Green
September 27, 2016
It is a tragic loss for innovators community! On behalf of the participants of the Baltic Dynamics 2016 Conference on Innovation I'd like to express our deepest condolence to Clint, family members and members of E100. The Opening Plenary session on the Conference was the tribute to Debra under the title "Setting up traffic signs on the Innovation Superhighway". Thank you Debra for your efforts to bring Baltic "musketeers" into global innovation community!

Dr. Janis Stabulnieks
Riga, Latvia
September 14, 2016
My deep sentiments to the family and friends of Debra Amidon. She was a wonderful smart women with passion towards innovation and learning to improve our lives and societies.

I learned a lot from her since 2000 and She was my mentor since then.

God blesses your sole Debra and be in Haven.
Abdullah AlSubyani
September 13, 2016
Debra, I will miss your passion and enthusiasm. I had the privilege of spending a week in Boston with you. I will never forget.
Alberto Quaquarelli
September 9, 2016
Her ideas are keeping to change our world!
Konstantin Golubev
September 9, 2016
Debra was a wonderful, intelligent and generous friend whom I was very proud to know
David Wortley
September 8, 2016
My sentiments with the family and frends. Debras departure is sadly felt, great person.
Onesimo Sanchez
September 8, 2016
Debra had a profound effect on all of us who had the privelege of working with her; sadly missed in Geneva, Switerland.
sally ann MOORE
August 17, 2016
So sorry for your loss! My greatest memory shared with Debra...
The ATV ride
Morgan Evans
August 17, 2016
Debra was a good friend, wife and mother. She had an amazing mind, that was only the tip of her talent iceberg. She was compassionate and thoughtful, and her presence will be dearly missed.
Keri Barry
August 17, 2016
So sorry to hear this....
She must have ridden on the wings of angels to be greeted by her parents and brother.
Always loved seeing (& hearing from) Debra...
Please accept our sincere sympathy.
❤Kevin & Elisabeth Comer
August 16, 2016
She became my mentor in 1999 after I read her book The Ken Awakening and contacted her to say how much it impressed me. We collaborated on several projects and continued as associates since then. I can't believe this bright light has gone from this earth. Another candle in Heaven.
Xenia Stanford
August 16, 2016
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Rose F
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