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Debra Gayle (Hall) Witbeck

September 27, 1953 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Debra Witbeck Obituary

Debra G. Witbeck of Raymond, AB, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at the Raymond Health Centre on January 19, 2024. She was 70 years old.

Debbie was born on September 27, 1953, in Raymond AB. After graduating from Raymond High School in 1971, she attended Ricks College in Idaho, and then moved onto Provo Utah for a short time. She returned to Raymond in 1978 when she met and married  LeRay Witbeck in the Cardston Temple. She became an instant mother to their two sons Michael and Scott. Debbie and LeRay moved to Edmonton in 1981 until 2004. She retired from a 25 year career in the dentistry profession in 2004. Debbie and LeRay spent the next 2 years living in High Prairie, AB and moved onto Airdrie, AB in 2006. In 2018 they returned to her childhood home of Raymond, AB.  From 2001 – 2017, Debbie and LeRay found paradise at Christina Lake BC, where several long-term friendships were made.

A dedicated and lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Debbie served in many leadership roles throughout her life. She had a great number of hobbies and interests including gardening, baking, crocheting, reading, visiting with friends and family and was passionate about family history. She spent countless hours researching and documenting her many relatives.

Debra was predeceased by her brothers Tom and Brian, plus her parents Inez and Roy Hall.

She is survived by her husband LeRay, sons Michael and Scott (Jodi), grand-daughters Taylor and Keira, sister Nicola (Randy), brothers; Monte, Darsey (Kendra), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, January 26th at the Raymond Cobblestone Chapel (27 Cobblestone Lane), with the graveside service being held with family members prior to. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or the Arthritis Society of Canada.

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Graveside Service
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Temple Hill Cemetery, Alberta

Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

1:00 PM
LDS - Cobblestone Chapel
Cobblestone Lane
Raymond, AB T0K 2S0


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