Debra Valerie Strahan, 63, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 8, 2019, and is now peacefully in the arms of her beloved husband, Ronnie Strahan.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend John Warren.
Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Orange, Texas, on June 26, 1955, she was the daughter of John Douglas Russell and Dorothy (Golden) Russell. Debra graduated from Mauriceville High School and went on to graduate as a nurse from Lamar University. She faithfully attended church at First Methodist Church in Orange. Debra had a big heart, that extended to everyone she came across, warming all with her nurturing and caring spirit. No matter what she had on her plate, Debra was the first to help, and be there for anyone in need, often giving herself as a mother figure, shoulder to cry on, and community nurse to all. She loved to read, dance, sit and watch nature, but most of all, she loved to cook: often showing her love through her gumbo. Debra will be dearly missed by all those who came to know and love her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Ronnie Strahan; and sisters, Becky, Vickie, and Pat.
She is survived by her daughter, Tara Devilbiss and husband Ramsey of Austin; sister, Kathryn Russell of Orange; granddog, Ralph; along with other cousins and family.