Debbie Elisabeth
Debbie Elisabeth Common was granted her angel wings on October 25, 2012. Her final days were spent surrounded by loving friends and family, all of whom Debbie had touched throughout her memorable life.
Debbie was born in San Francisco on September 7, 1954, and she spent her life in South San Francisco. She was a loving, supportive wife to her husband of 36 years, and a devoted mother of three daughters. She was always very involved in her daughters' lives - often the first to volunteer at school functions and the last to leave. She loved to go shopping, work out, spoil her grandchildren, and spend time with her husband, daughters, sisters and friends. Debbie had a huge heart and made a lot of friendships throughout her life, leaving a lasting impression on many. She will be sorely missed.
Debbie is survived by her husband Keith; her daughters Jamie, Kristen and Taylor; her parents Betty and Donald; her mother-in-law Enes; her sisters Pam, Shari and Tami; and her grandchildren Jordyn, Rylan and Kylie.
Friends and family are invited to help celebrate her life. A visitation will be held at Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real in South San Francisco on Thursday, November 1 from 3-6 p.m. A rosary service will follow at 8 p.m. at All Souls Church, 315 Walnut Avenue, in South San Francisco. Funeral Services will be held at All Souls Church on Friday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m. Private family committal to follow.
Memorial donations in her name can be made to Stanford Center Cancer Institute at or to Pathways Home Health at


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 30, 2012