Debra Jean Rich was born February 25, 1953, to Robert and Judy Gould in Olympia, Washington. She passed away due to several health complications on June 21, 2023, at Olympia’s Providence St. Peter Hospital.
Debbie was a lifelong resident of the Olympia/Tumwater area. She graduated from Olympia High School in 1972, attended Olympia Vocational Tech Institute (1972-74), as well as South Puget Sound Community College. She retired from the State of Washington after 34 years of service.
She married John Rich on March 31, 1996, at the Thurston County Court House.
Debbie was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Women of the Moose, involving herself in many activities, including holding several offices. She loved playing Bingo, going out to lunch with friends, and socializing with people in Tumwater Mobile Home Estates, where she lived for more than 15 years. She loved reading, watching movies, and listening to “oldies.”
Debbie was preceded in death by her husband, John Rich; and her parents, Robert and Judy Gould. She is survived by her sister, Robin Gould-Glaspey; and many cousins from around the country.
Words of wisdom from Debbie’s family: Please complete a DNR (directive to physician). This allows you to state your wishes about the end of your life. It is a gift to your spouse, family, and friends so they do not have to make this emotional decision for you. They will thank you.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
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