Deborah Hornstra Owens
1952 - 2021
Frasier-Shepardson Funeral Home, Inc.
1217 N. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY
Deborah Hornstra Owens

Auburn, NY - After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Deborah Hornstra Owens, of Auburn NY, passed away on June 8, 2021 while she was in the Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

Deborah grew up in Pompton Plains NJ, the middle of five children. Her parents were Nicholas and Lydia Hornstra, formerly of Pompton Plains then of Franklin NY. Debbie graduated from Pequannock Township High School in 1970 and married her high school sweetheart Steven Michael Owens in 1972. They lived in Sparta, then Hainesville NJ, Auburn NY, Sylvania OH, and moved back to Auburn in 2010.

Debbie was a kind, loving, generous, creative person who loved reading, antiques, gardening and nature. She will be greatly missed by her husband Steven, daughter Stephanie Michelle of Wheat Ridge CO, sisters Dorothy Newcomb of Clarksville TX, Barbara Hornstra of Blairstown NJ and Elizabeth Hornstra of Oswego IL, brother Robert Hornstra of Wendell NC, all her nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her parents and her son, Brian David Owens.

A private memorial will be held on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central NY in Auburn would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences,

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Published by Suburban Trends from Jun. 15 to Jun. 20, 2021.
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Deborah was a kind and friendly classmate. She always had a smile on her face. Rest In Peace, Deborah.
Christine Barbieri Sims
June 18, 2021

Remembering many good times that we had together in New Jersey with her and Steve. Our deepest sympathy to her family, and we will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.
Kris & Ted Koester
June 16, 2021
Many wonderful memories of growing up and hanging out with Debbie.
Deeply saddened to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Nancy Demarest
June 16, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Veronica Joyce De Stefano Lupinacci
June 16, 2021
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