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Debra Ann Peterson

December 26, 1960 — December 11, 2023



Debra Ann English, age 62 of Farmington, NM passed away On Monday December 11, 2023. She was born in Crystal City, TX on December 26,1960 to parents Laverne Siedel and Andrew English. She was the youngest of five children, growing up with three sisters: Retha, Jan and Glenda and a singular brother, Andrew (Goof). She became a mother to two daughters, Miranda and Annie, a grandmother to Sara, and was later blessed with a great grandson Eli, and great granddaughter, Elena. Her large extended family includes numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Devout in her faith, we have no doubt her loving and giving heart has granted her the opportunity to walk with Christ. She was blessed with a sharp sense of humor and a wide array of knowledge. With a particular interest in history, she devoured books, and usually had a cat in her lap to pet while enjoying her novels. A true animal lover, she attracted animals wherever she went and her quiet nature made them trust her quickly. She enjoyed nature and felt closest to God amongst the trees and forests. She appeared mild mannered but had a feisty streak and never hesitated to tell you what she thought! She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed every day. Her spirit and deep faith will continue to live on inside those of us who loved her most. Debra was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Laverne, her brother Andrew English, her sister Glenda English and her brother-in-law Charlie Shanklin.
Surviving are her daughters Miranda Jones and Annie Miller, her sisters Janet Brice and Retha Shanklin, granddaughter Sara English, Great Grandchildren Eli Wilson and Elena McClendon. 

A Memorial Service was held on Friday December 22, 2023, at Crossroads Community Church in Farmington, NM with Pastor Josh Billings officiating. 


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