Deborah Sue (Hufford) Bergren
1949 - 2020
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Deborah Sue (Hufford) Bergren

Mt. Pleasant, SC - Deborah Sue (Hufford) Bergren, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 17, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Due to the restrictions placed on gatherings, a private funeral service will be held in North Carolina, where Deborah will be laid to rest at Lake Toxaway United Methodist Church.

Deborah was born in Lafayette, IN on March 19, 1949. Growing up a bright-eyed girl with her older sister, Jeri, she had a happy childhood. Debbie graduated from Lafayette Jeff High School and continued on to receive her Bachelor's Degree from hometown Purdue University.

Deborah was married to Paul L. Bergren on June 12, 1971; they were happily married 48 wonderful years and lived a life of adventure. Deborah was a respected teacher, realtor, and most importantly an excellent homemaker for her husband and two boys. She enjoyed needlepoint, entertaining and feeding her family and friends, taking

in stray dogs, and travelling the world. She was actively involved in her church and was strong in her faith. Anyone who knew Debbie knows she had her own and very particular way of doing things and was quick with a smile or a helping hand.

Deborah is survived by her husband, Paul Bergren; sons, Doug, and Mark (Dawn); sister, Jeri Hufford; grandchildren, Kate, Molly, Jack, and Makena; in-laws, Walt and Linda Bergren; niece, Holly (Michael); and her sweet dogs Gracie and Homer.

Deborah is preceded in death by William and Suzy Hufford, and Walter and Virginia Bergren of Lafayette, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Water Missions International, Michael J. Fox Foundation, One80Place, or the charity of your choice.

The family of Deborah wishes to thank Roper Hospice Care, Lake Toxaway United Methodist Church, the wonderful nurses, doctors, and caregivers who held her hand while she was isolated in the hospital battling cancer, and the valued family and friends who have been there for much needed support and care.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 884-3833.

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4 entries
May 25, 2020
John and I send our condolences you Paul and your family!
I remember Debbie fondly. Take care
John & Pam Van Kurin
May 25, 2020
Blessings to the Bergren family during these difficult times. Your mother was a high school classmate and she was always a joy to be around as was your dad.
Please communicate to your dad that I offer my condolences. May God always be with you all.
Bob Page
May 24, 2020
A beautiful Lady inside and out. Dear friend always wearing a smile. Deb's sheer presence made everyone around her feel good. I feel very honored to have been her friend. May the road rise up to meet her, may the wind always be at her back, and may God hold her in the palm of his hands.
Gigi Chapman
May 24, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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