Deborah Kay Kennedy

June 23, 1958July 25, 2020

Deborah Kay Kennedy, age 62, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. She was born June 23, 1958 in Virginia Beach, VA, to Clarance Leroy Kennedy and Verna Mae Kennedy. Deborah was beloved partner of Alan Dana Kai; Sister to Ronald, Scott, Kerri, and Jack Kennedy; mother of Carl, Barbara, Brian, Patrick (Pat), Charles (Chuck), Kerri, and Robert (Adam) Hazel; grandmother to Zhaquarie, Gage, Madilyn (Maddy), Alan, Payton, Gabriel, Connor, and Aliver. Deborah was passionate about her family and loved to be surrounded by nature.


12 August


11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home

Family Service Suite

11111 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

12 August


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kerri Hazel's House

A Wake will be held at Kerri Hazel's house after the viewing. Please call Kerri at (206) 778-9817 for more information.
13 August

Witness Cremation

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Evergreen Washelli Crematory

11111 N. Aurora Ave.
Seattle, WA 98133


Deborah Kay Kennedy

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Kerri Hulit

August 11, 2020

I remember my brother Scott and I joining Debbie and family for Thanksgiving. He had so much fun with the kids. ☀️

Kerri Hulit

August 9, 2020

I remember my sister singing “Blowing In the Wind” in a school talent show.

Kerri Hulit

August 9, 2020

I remember my sister with love ❤️

Nancy Kennedy

August 8, 2020

Although we shared the same last name we were not related, but we were family. For many years I didn’t really know Debby so I will always be grateful to Facebook for enabling us to connect more often. Debby was a strong woman and seemed to foster great love and loyalty from those around her. I know she will be sorely missed and I also know she brought great joy to my cousin Alan’s life.

Dana Priest

August 6, 2020

She also really loved my kids. I'll always be grateful for that. I grew up without much family and knowing that she treated them like her own family will forever mean the world to me.

Dana Priest

August 6, 2020

I met Debbie through my husband as her and Alan were his childhood best friends. I liked her immediately and was happy when she added me on Facebook that night and proceeded to message me.

I'd like to think her and I were close. I know I felt close to her and loved her. We considered her family and always will. I know she wanted to do so many things -- she was looking forward to a return of health and the ability to explore nature again.

She invited me and my mom on a shopping trip just before the pandemic hit. I am so sad that we never got to go. I know we would have created more special memories.

No matter what, she is in our hearts. She was sincerely the kindest person I ever met. We love you. ❤️

Ashley Hazel

August 6, 2020

I'll never forget the times me and Adam took u camping you didn't care as long as it was by the river and one time aunt kerri went it was a blast.glad u took me in like I was your own daughter knowing how far away I was from my own family we grew really close you did alot for me and Adam I promise to help Adam stay focused in life I know u we're proud of him this last year how he changed and he will stay that way from now and on .I love you ash

Brian Hazel

August 5, 2020

To my dear mother Deborah, I have never known a woman to fight harder or love harder than you. I shall forever cherish every moment we shared together the good and the bad. I promise to always strive to be the kind hearted person, man, and loving father you expected me to be. I promise to always carry on your legacy and wishes and will not stop until the work is done. As my heart may be broken and tears flow uncontrollably my spirit is strong. I shall always remind my daughter of the type of heroic and caring woman that you were and are as you live on in me and each of my siblings and your grandchildren. You will be forever missed and always remembered. I love you, Thank you for always being there and for being the best mother I could have hoped for. Forever your son Brian 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

Carl Hazel

August 5, 2020


Thank you so much. I remember the get togethers on Palentine and your home in Ballard with Jeremy and Jennifer so vividly. I hope you and your family are well? Mom spoke of you often and am greatful of your friendship.

If you feel up to it my number is 3605291516 and would love to hear your voice. You were instrumental in my childhood with your family, so thank you and I appreciate the memory.


Kerri Hazel

August 5, 2020

I remember the camping trips. She loved being by the river. I can picture her cooking over the camp fire like she always did. I always looked forward to those trips.


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