Grace United Methodist Church
3700 Cottage Grove Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
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Debra Gordley

1955 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Debra Gordley

Des Moines

Debra Starling Gordley (née Holt) beloved wife, mother and grandmother died unexpectedly on Monday, August 22 of a pulmonary embolism in Des Moines, IA.

Debra is survived by Richard Gordley (Husband), Rico and Nicole Starling (Son and Daughter In Law) Marco and Alesso Starling (grandsons), Brenda Turnage, Denise Holt, and Stephen Holt (Siblings). She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Wavalene Holt.

For the last fifteen years Debra worked as an administrative assistant for Des Moines University.

Debra's core passion was music. She was an accomplished musician and was a member of the Des Moines Community Orchestra for thirty years and sat as principal oboist for the last 21 years.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 24 at 1:30 PM in Wesley Hall at Grace Methodist Church, 3700 Cottage Grove, Des Moines IA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to one of the following organizations.

Des Moines Community Orchestra

P.O. Box 1796

Des Moines, IA 50306

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Hearts United for Animals

P.O. Box 286

Auburn, NE 68305
Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 28, 2016
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