Deborah Joann Scheel

20 January, 19526 January, 2021
Obituary of Deborah Joann Scheel
Deborah Joann Scheel, age 68, of The Woodlands, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Deborah was born January 20, 1952 in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from the University of Missouri and received a BA in Psychology. Deborah married Arthur Ronald Garrison on September 19, 1981. Deborah had a career in law as a legal assistant for BMP and AZA Law Firms. She was an inducted member of the Belly Dance Hall of Fame, Co-owner of Sirrom school of Belly Dance, and current president of the Houston Area Belly Dance Association. She had a passion for Belly dancing and dedicated countless hours to teaching students the beauty and art of Middle Eastern Dance and culture. Deborah was a driving force in the artistic community on many levels. She was proceeded in death by her parents, LaForrest G. Scheel and Amelia Pauline Massood, along with siblings Joe Scheel, Bonnie Joyce, Sharron Scheel, and Barbara Ackerman. Deborah is survived by husband Arthur Ronald Garrison, Sister Carol Van Dyke, God-Children Sarah Love, Meaghen Noack, Nieces and Nephews Tim Joyce, Shawn Scheel, Danny Copeland, Michele Scheel, Paris Reeves, Grant Reeves, Ashlee Barker, Leslie Joyce, and Jordan Crockett. A private visitation will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Cemetery. A private graveside service is schedule on Friday at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Cemetery. In Deborah's honor please consider donating to: 1) American Heart Association; 2) Houston Area Belly Dance Association, PO Box 6913, Houston, TX 77265. Checks can be sent to the address above or donations through PayPal at Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Scheel family.

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  • American Heart Association
  • Houston Belly Dancing Association P. O. Box 6913, Houston, TX 77265


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