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Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK

OBITUARY

Deborah "June Bug" Hall

October 7, 1959August 31, 2019
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Funeral services for Deborah June “June Bug” Carey-Hall will be held on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 10:00 Am with Brother Sam Keener officiating. Her visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 beginning at 1:00 Pm until 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at Keener Cemetery in Lost City, OK. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers for Deborah include Ronald Carey, Rodney Carey, Merle “Squirrel” Ledbetter, and Tommy Bridges.

Deborah June “June Bug” Carey-Hall was born on Wednesday, October 7th, 1959 in Tahlequah, OK, the daughter of Geneva (Welch) Dirteater. She had three brothers and three sisters, Rodney, David, Ronald, Donna, Connie, and Eva, Deborah was the youngest girl. She grew up in Cherokee County, where she loved to play basketball and softball for Lost City and Hulbert Schools. At age 18 she had a baby boy, Larry Joe Bowlin. She was a loving mother, working many jobs to make ends meet. She worked at Sequoyah State Park as the Park Office Manager. In 1990, she met Jeff Hall from Ankeny, IA and she married her best friend in 1993, living in Tahlequah, OK for the past 18 years. She worked at both WW Hastings and Northeastern Health Care as a medical transcriptionist, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. Whenever she wasn’t working, you could find June Bug 4-wheeling, and meeting up with family and friends camping, usually at the lake or Clear Creek. She wasn’t the kind that minded a little dirt and was quite the daredevil. 1994 found her with a diagnosis of Lupus, it was hard for her to accept, and there were days that she struggled, but she never gave up. She always took care of the family that mattered more to her than life itself. In 2009 she was blessed with a grandson, Benton Joe Bowlin. He was her ray of sunshine and she was so proud to be his Grandma. Spending time with him was always very special for her. As part of her bucket list, Deborah took her family on a trip to the mountains of Colorado. Camping and four wheeling along the way to 4 Corners and the Grand Canyon area. She loved being out doors and wanted Benton to have memories of summer vacation with his family. Deborah and Jeff moved to the Woodall area in 2008, and spent the last 11 years in the house they adored. She never lost her faith in God, never gave up on getting her health under control, positive to the end, that was the fighter in Deborah. The Lord called this remarkable wife, sister, mother and Grandmother home from her labors on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 in Tahlequah with those she loved close by. She was 59 years old and will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her mother, father, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Jeffrey Hall of the home and her son, Joe Bowlin of Amarillo, TX. She leaves her brothers and sisters, Rodney Carey, David Ledbetter and wife Susan all of Hulbert, OK, Ronald Carey of Tahlequah, Donna Nichols and husband David of Tulsa, Connie Carey and companion Tommy Bridges of Tulsa, and Eva Hildreth and husband Keith of Durham, NC. She leaves one aunt, Drew Pratt of Claremore, OK. She will live on in her grandson, Bento Joe Bowlin of Woodall, OK, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ronald Carey, Honorary
  • Rodney Carey, Honorary
  • Merle "Squirrel" Ledbetter, Honorary
  • Tommy Bridges, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019

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Deborah "June Bug" Hall

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Jeff and Colleen Ross

September 4, 2019

Jeff I am so sorry for your loss. Debra was such a sweet person. We are thinking of you. Prayers for you and the family.

Diane Peterman

September 4, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you at this difficult time. We have had lots of fun and great vacations together. When I drive by Tasty Tacos I think of Deborah and how she loved that place. Makes my heart smile. I will truly miss her. 🙏

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