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Deborah Fincher

St. George - Deborah Sue Fincher, 68, passed away July 5, 2018. AD . . . now means "After Debi" to her friends and family. She was born December 30, 1949 in Cody, Wyoming to Lawrence Matthew Tholkes and Cleo Josephine Harry. She married Theodore (Ted) Fincher in the St Viator Catholic Church in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 12, 1970.

Debi was raised all over the Rocky Mountains and the Dakotas as her father was in the oil exploration and production business.

The Nevada Atomic Test Site drilling needs brought her to Las Vegas where she met her future husband at a high school dance. She married her high school sweetheart after she attended UNLV for two years, then moved to Santa Barbara, California in support of her beloved husband, where she helped put him through college.

From there Ted's career in the Foreign Service/Civil Service took them full circle and stationed them in California, Japan, the Philippines, Washington DC and finally back in California for the long term.

Debi resided in Ridgecrest, California with Ted and their daughter, Tamara Kelley, from 1984 until 2005. There she worked for the school district as a librarian for 20+ years until retiring with Ted to St. George Utah, where they could be close to their beloved cabin near Brianhead, Utah.

Debi was kind, listened carefully, and thought before she spoke. She always put her family first and participated in many charity organizations throughout her life such as Junior Womens' Club and the Assistance League's Operation School Bell. She set the example as a loving and supportive mother, wife, grandmother, and friend.

Debi is survived by her husband, Theodore Fincher, who still resides in St. George, her daughter, Tamara Kelley, and granddaughter, London Kelley, who live in San Diego, California in addition to her sisters: Corrine Clark and MaryAnne Thorson, and brother, Larry Tholkes.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. Interment will be in Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit our website
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from July 10 to July 11, 2018
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