Deborah L. Karsnak

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A mom of moms. Deeply loved and cared for. Deborah Lee Karsnak was born to Dean Cannon and Jayne (Parker) Cannon on May 18, 1954 in Pasco, WA.and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018 in Willis, TX at the age 63. One of four siblings of which two surviving, sister Sandra Kay Wilson of Montgomery, TX and brother Robert Dean Cannon of Montgomery, TX. As a member of her family Debbie was the big sister by one year over Sandra. She had a journey of a life being able to see and experience a lot of different places and things. Her life took her from Pasco tri-cities area to California to Rockford, Illinois where she spent her high school years graduating from Rockford High School. Upon graduation her dad had been living in Skagway, Alaska as the head engineer of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad where she would go during the summers to visit, work, and enjoy. Debbie traveled around eventually settling down at IU Indiana University for a semester and then transferring to Ball State for one more semester in Muncie, Indiana where she met her future husband and as she would say, "my soul mate John." They moved to Texas and started a family. They got married in a church on the beach in South Padre Island, TX a favorite place.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lorrie Cannon and her father, Dean Cannon.

Debbie is survived by soul mate and husband of 37 years, John; son Austin J. Robert Karsnak of Willis, TX, son Jordan William Karsnak and Taylor Tyson of Conroe, TX, grandchildren Kaden, Rowan, and Ryker of Conroe, TX, mother Jayne Brower of Montgomery, TX; mother-in-law Ellen Karsnak of Willis, sister-in-law, Robin Reed and husband, Jim; TX, beloved dog Bruno. Debbie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other dear family and friends.

She enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, and mostly spending time with family. She especially enjoyed the beach and the waves crashing. As a routine trip for the family to nearby Galveston she would stroll up and down the beach as her husband and sons played their mini golf matchup before joining her on the beach to see what could be found. Recently she was able to watch a lot of movies, lead her family, and give her input in their decorations. She loved to decorate the house for the holidays and all days, look at pictures, yard work, and spending time with her two sons Austin (A.J.) and Jordan; her two prides of her life, behind her love for God and her husband John. Jordan was blessed to give her a grandson Kaden she was able to bond with for 8 years, so he can share his memories with his younger brothers Rowan and Ryker of which he can share how their Grammie would give them all she could to make their memories. During the last few years she was extremely grateful to have Austin be her primary care giver and she was able to especially enjoy her time with Austin and Kaden.

In all her illnesses she never once waivered in her belief in Jesus Christ as her Savior. This was her most important contribution to life to make sure her family has the same inspiration to believe in Jesus Christ, the way she led herself, John, Austin (A.J.), and Jordan to Jesus Christ. We love you and will see you again.

Viewing will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Conroe Funeral Directors from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. to share memories and comfort loved ones.


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