Deborah Lynn Ripley
May 2, 1952 – October 1, 2020
Deborah Ripley, age 68, of Spokane, WA was promoted Home with God on October 1st, 2020.
Debbie was born on May 2nd, 1952 in Garden Grove, CA, to Albert & Patricia Plumb. Moving to Spokane her Junior year of high school she graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1970. She then went on to gain her degree in Medical Terminology from Kinman Business University. With this degree she dedicated her career to Premera Blue Cross where she was a loyal Claims Processor for 35 years & retired with high regards and esteem from her many friends & coworkers at Premera.
Debbie married Larry Ripley in 1975 in Spokane and had 2 children together. Her children then blessed her with 6 wonderful grandchildren whom she treasured. Her family will remember their Momma, Wife, Grandma as a caring, loyal, strict & self sacrificing woman.
Being a lover & devoted believer in Christ was very important to Debbie. While she may not have lived out her faith in ways others would, she truly believed above all else that Jesus Christ is the Son of God & the Christ sacrifice for all. Debbie was an avid baseball fan. Larry & her enjoyed every moment they had together in their trusted season ticket seats at every home Spokane Indians game. She always had such a caring & giving heart. You could always count on her to be one of the first with a gift for momma & babies to be. She loved blessing others.
Debbie is survived by her devoted & loving husband, Larry, of 45 years, her son Chad, with grandchildren Chase & Abygayle, her daughter Samantha, with grandchildren Josiah, Zechariah, Neriah & Zion, adopted grand daughter Aleacia & adopted great grand children Rosalie & Benjamin. Also, her sister, Cheryl Thompson & numerous cousins, nephews & nieces. Debbie is preceded in death by her father & mother, Albert & Patricia Plumb and her brother-in-law Jim Thompson.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Deborah Lynn Ripley
October 10, 2020
My heart goes out to Debbie's loving family who she loved deeply.
I worked with Debbie for many years and we shared many stories of our families, especially those of our teenage kids. Debbie loved her kids unconditionally. We enjoyed our time together at softball games where Debbie was our catcher at times, we had some good laughs. I remember when Debbie brought her family to some of the work events, always nice to catch up with them and to see all the changes. One of her happiest times was when she became a grandma. Thank you Larry for loving and caring for her.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Renee & Roger Wade
October 7, 2020
Debbie always had a smile on her face and was happy to see you. Rest in Peace sweet lady. You will be missed greatly.