Debra Ann Dunwoody
It is with a heavy heart that we, the family, must announce the passing of Debra Ann Dunwoody on August 31, 2021. She started life in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Ken and Karen Dunwoody(Nelson) while Ken was stationed there in the US Army. However, she was a true NorCal girl and lived some of her early life in San Francisco, Daly City,and Guerneville. She developed her life-long love of camping and the Russian River environment while vacationing and living in Guerneville. However, she lived most of her childhood in Campbell, CA. where she graduated from Campbell High. She then received an AA degree from DeAnza College.She started a career at the Welfare Department in Santa Clara County (and later in Sacramento). It was a fitting occupation in that she always felt great sympathy and compassion for those that were less fortunate and those that needed help.Her three children, Alexandra (Ali), Maria, and Luis were certainly the light of her life. The bond they all shared remained as strong as steel from the moment of their births to the day of her passing. It will remain forever for her survivors.We would be remiss not to mention some of her many fine qualities. She could find the humor in most situations and, therefore, laugh at life's little foibles. Her love of, and concern for her family and friends (and, yes, strangers, too) knew no bounds. Even when there were tough times (as happens to us all), she could remain generous to all. With all that, she never asked for anything in return.There was no better home chef than Debbie. She knew everything there was to know about cooking. She had no limits to the type and style of food she would prepare, and all was done authentically and deliciously. As her brother, Kevin would say, "It was the best you'll ever have!"From Debbie's children: Alex, Maria, and Luis and their spouses, Cameron and Jake; from Debbie's parents, Karen and Dick; from Debbie's siblings, Kevin, Kent, and Kim and their spouses, Colleen and Tony; from her grandkids, Maya, Bradley, Jaxson, Liam, and Helena; from her nieces and nephews, Michaela, Shannon, Kris, Melissa, and Michael; from her Uncle and Aunt, George and Lori Nelson; we say to you:Dearest Debbie, We are all forever better for your presence, and all forever lessened by your absence.Because of the ever changing Covid protocols, there are no formal plans at this time. Please donate in Debbie's name to a charity of your choice.
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Published by Times Herald Online on Sep. 12, 2021.
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We reconnected here on Facebook. I was so happy to be able to converse back-and-forth with you. I don´t know what happened to you and I´m actually very shocked that you are gone. You will certainly be missed. We had a great time in Campbell and while going to Campbell high. RIP SWEET DEB
Trisha Mason Duquesnay
School
November 12, 2021
My deepest condolences to all of you. Debbie was a beautiful person inside and out. I know she loved her children so very much. Yes she was a wonderful cook. I meant to get her chili bean recipe but I was too late :( Debbie always dressed so nice. Made me laugh and we shared some really nice stories. It was a blessing knowing her. I pray God comfort and carry all of you during this deep grief. I am very grateful to have known such a lovely person. I will miss her. Until we meet again my dear friend. With love and sympathy, Diva Rodriguez
Diva Rodriguez
September 13, 2021
You all have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Although I hadn't seen Debbie in decades, I was so thrilled when she request to be a Facebook friend a few months ago. I really loved her posts - particularly her sense of humor. Even from a short time, I miss our interactions. She was clearly a wonderful daughter, sister, mother and friend. I am so sorry for you all.
Kitty O'Hara
September 13, 2021
I am so sorry you well be missed
Colette Cascino
Friend
September 12, 2021
Not a sister by blood but a sister by heart. I will so miss your amazing sense of humor and your awesome pranks. Who is going to make the broccoli casserole and the gravy? Too many good times to even state. There is a hole in my heart that will remain until we are once again reunited. I love you Deb
Colleen Dunwoody
Family
September 12, 2021
RIP! Beautiful lady! You´ll be miss!
Socorro
Friend
September 12, 2021
Debi and I became very close friends while we worked at Santa Clara County, Social Services CalWorks Office. Even though Debi left to work in the Sacramento office we remained close friends over the years. So sweet, so kind and very loving. Thank you fir all the laughs. I love you and will miss you forever.
Patricia Martinez
Work
September 12, 2021
I love you and miss you my sweet sister.
kimberly breci
Family
September 12, 2021
I love you and miss you so much my sweet sister.
kimberly breci
September 12, 2021
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