Deborah Lynn Smith, “Debbie” was called to be with the Lord on November 15, 2019. Debbie was born December 21, 1960 to Clyde & Sonja Smith in Yuba City, CA. She graduated from Yukon High School. She was a Past Mother Advisor for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Debbie was employed with Edmond Public Schools Transportation Department for almost 11 years. She was a school bus driver, loved as well as treated all the kiddos as if they were her own. She decorated for Halloween and her favorite holiday which was Christmas. If you ever saw her house, you would know how passionate she was about decorating for the Holidays. Another passion of Debbie’s was her yard and her flowers. She would get so excited about spring and watching all the flowers blooming, her garden was always beautiful just like her. Debbie was such a fun loving and vibrant woman who loved to wear tie-dye, purple and hot pink colors. She loved listening to music, especially with her grandchildren, and attending concerts with family and friends.
Debbie is survived by her parents, Sonja Jakl, and Clyde & Darlene Smith. Four children: Jeromey Clay James and wife Julie James, Stephanie Lynn James, Marcela Lynn Williams, and Ernie Gomez. Seven Grandchildren: A.C. James, Emily Marie Hernandez, Tara Elizabeth James, Fayth Lynn Williams, Zane Tylor Williams, Cheyenne Burress, and Loretta Burress. One Great-Grandchild: Isabell Rose Sroufe. Three siblings: David Jakl, Kimberly Miller, and Pamela Drew Dayhoff. Along with many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
She is preceded in death by one Grandson, Jesse Clay James, Stepfather Ron Jakl, Grandparents: Haskell & Joan Smith, Kes & Ruby Hudgens, and Eugene & Ethel Matthews.
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