Deborah Ann Adams

May 25, 1958July 5, 2014

Deborah Ann Adams, 56, drifted away to a more peaceful place July 5, with her family by her side, due to complications from cancer. Born in Long Beach on May 25, 1958, Debbie is survived by her mother Madge Decker (Larry) of Long Beach, CA, father Richard Adams (Carole) of Salem, OR, brothers Gary Adams (Leesa) of Eagle, ID, and John Adams (Leah) of Lancaster, CA, sister Gina Reynolds (Andy) of Blountville, TN, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graduate of Millikan High School, Debbie also attended Long Beach City College and CSULB, before working toward a master of science certification in Horse Therapy. She was an active Equine Body Worker and the Owner of Equine Attunement. As an instructor, she also utilized therapeutic riding in her work with handicapped children. A talented artisan in several media, Debbie was also the Owner of Possible Impossibilities Studio. Her early work experience spanned a variety of favorite interests: Stage Scenic Director for Millikan High School, Veterinary Assistant at Rossmoor Animal Hospital, Dog Trainer with Long Beach Parks & Recreation, volunteer with the Forest Service, as well as positions with Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and TRW. Debbie was also the Chairman and Webmaster of the International Equine Body Worker Association (IEBWA), served on the board of the Aviculture Society, and was a member of several area bird clubs. An avid animal lover – particularly horses – she also enjoyed gardening and garden tours, singing, numerous fun adventures at Disneyland, and was a fan of all things Halloween and Christmas. Debbie will long be remembered for her ever-positive attitude, beautiful smile, and gentle spirit. She was a friend to everyone – both 2- and 4-legged – and made a lasting impact on those who knew and loved her. A life short, but so very well lived. A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, July 10, at 2:30pm at Westminster Memorial Park Ossuary, 14801 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach (, in memory of “Deborah Adams”.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Frances LiBrandi

August 25, 2014

Debbie, Till we meet again. You were the best Dressage Instructor and the best Equine Body Worker. I just found out yesterday (August 23, 2014) that you had left us and always enjoyed our talks and learning from you. Please give Angel a hug, I miss her too. I'm sure she was thrilled to see you. God Bless.

July 23, 2014

Our beloved Deborah has left us with very heavy hearts but will live on in the many happy memories we share as a family! Her creative talents, gift of gab & voices will be sorely missed! Nearly every turn in life reminds us of all the many talents she possessed! We love & miss you Deb! You are free of pain! Ha Cha!
Dad & Carole

Christopher Klingler

July 12, 2014

Deb was a truly lovely person and I will miss her dearly. Sending my condolences and prayers to her family.

Johanna Parker

July 12, 2014

I know Deb as a kind and creative soul, and we shared a common bond of creating folk art. I will miss her amicable online presence and her whimsical art, but wish her much love and light on her path...

Flora Thompson

July 11, 2014

My condolences and deepest sympathies, her talent was inspiring, she will be missed .
Blessings,Flora Thompson

Len Bentham

July 11, 2014

I had come to know Debra through the Eclectic Hallowe'en Artists Guild. I had never met her in person as I live in Canada. I am so grateful to have met her by way of the internet and had hoped that one day I would get a chance to meet her and see her work in person. I admired her sculptures greatly and had wanted at some point to purchase a piece. I am very sorry to hear of her passing, she will be greatly missed.

Ed Knox

July 11, 2014

Our condolences and prayers go to & on behalf of the family,... May God bring you comfort....

from the Knox's

lucille brown

July 11, 2014

didn't know Debbie personally but her father and I graduated from high school together, and we, have kept in touch, and we always shared the lives of our family with each other, our hearts and prayers are with all the family.

S. White

July 11, 2014

Debbie, we miss you dearly, friend. You have always been such a pleasure to just be with! I can speak for my horses when I say we all looked forward to your visits and your endless beaming smile. Thank you for your heart and soul, your passion for life and learning and your love and friendship. You are beautiful!! And we miss you!!

July 11, 2014

My deepest condolences to the family, may you find strength and comfort from the God of all comfort (Psalms37:29)