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Deborah Lutjens

1951 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Deborah Lutjens Obituary
Age 66, passed away from cancer on July 26, 2017 at home in Riverside, CA. She was born on May 24, 1951 in Riverside, CA where she had lived her whole life. She graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 1969; attended Riverside City College and Skadron Business College. She worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist II, Riverside Dept. of Mental Health, Jefferson Wellness Center for 30 years. She retired in 2010. She was a mental health advocate who was passionate about her work. She is remembered by her coworkers at the Jefferson Center as a kind and caring person who clients loved. She devoted extra time to starting a donation center that benefited clients, and planning and organizing festive activities for clients for special occasions..
Growing up she loved riding her horse, making needlepoint gifts and, later, knitting scarves for friends and family, and spending summers at Lake Arrowhead water skiing. This led to her lifelong dream, cut short, of retiring to a cabin by the lake.
Deborah is survived by her mother Burnadette Nelligan Button of Riverside, CA and sister Hannah Holden Dickinson or Riverside, CA; niece Alannah Dickinson of Key West, Florida and a number of cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, John L. Holden, and her niece, Delaney Rose Dickinson.
A small, private gathering is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (Riverside, CA) and the in Debbie's name. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY,
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 3, 2017
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