Deborah's Story

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Deborah (Debbie) Rene Firth, age 55 was born December 30, 1960 in Farmington, New Mexico to Emmett McDonald and Betty June Higgs. She grew up in Anaheim, Calif and Woodward. She was currently residing in Woodward with her companion and soulmate Larry Ruppel.

Debbie and Larry were tragically taken from their family and friends due to a house fire on February 20, 2016.

Her special interests and hobbies included spending time with her children, grandchildren and her dogs, which also brought great enjoyment to her life. Debbie is preceded in death by her father, Emmett McDonald, Mother June Boyles, Stepfather Troy Boyles and her ex-husband Kevin Firth.

She is survived by her daughter Dedra Hobbs and Spouse Frankie Hickey Sr., and her son Derric Kniest and his spouse Karen Suter all of Woodward. She is also survived by her brothers Douglas McDonald of Oklahoma City and William McDonald and his spouse Shawn McDonald of Portland, Or and 11 grandchildren; Tristan, Tiffany, Felicity, Frankie Hickey Jr., Dayton, Zachary, Stolynn, Madison, Tyler, Trevyr and Tayvin.

Memorial services have been set for Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 12 p.m. at New Covenant Church with Pastor Ed Dowty Officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetary.
Published on March 14, 2016
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