Debbie grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1974. After teaching in Wyoming for three years, Debbie obtained her Master’s degree in Library Science and began a long career in education; first as a high school librarian in Denton, Montana and then with DoDDS in South Korea and Germany.
Debbie started her DoDDS career in 1984 as a media specialist at Seoul Elementary School, From there she moved to Seoul High School to teach social studies until 1989. She then transferred to Nurnberg, Germany as the media specialist at Kalb Elementary School and was there until the school closed in 1994. She went to H. H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden where she was the head librarian/media specialist until her death in 2010.
Debbie will always be remembered for her dedication to, and the care of, her family, her students and many friends, and her love for her dogs. She was an integral part of school committees,activities and events wherever she was assigned. She made the library the heart and soul of the school and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.