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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Debra Jo Hummel

May 20, 1954September 28, 2019
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On Saturday, September 28, 2019, Debra (Debbie) Jo Hummel, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away in Wichita Falls, TX, at the age of 65.

Debbie was born on May 20, 1954, in Henrietta, TX, to Billie Jo and Leroy Raby. She worked with great enthusiasm and compassion for over thirty years in school food services, feeding the public school children of Wichita Falls and Burkburnett. She retired as Director of School Food Services for Burkburnett in May 2014. On July 13, 1991, she married the love of her life, Donald Joe Hummel. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2019.

Debbie, known affectionately as Deb or Granny, had a passion for cooking. Feeding people delicious food was her love language, and if you spent time with her you were sure to be well fed! She loved gardening and plants: she had a gift for making anything grow. She loved sunsets, watching birds, and taking in the beauty of nature, especially on her patio at the lake, or in Hawaii with her best friend and husband, Don, at her side.

Debbie and Don enjoyed traveling. One of their favorite destinations was Maui, where they created special memories, snorkeling, experiencing sunrises over Mount Haleakala, riding horseback into and out of the volcano, and hiking and biking the volcano trail. Last but not least, Debbie loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She cherished every smile and every silly word and loved to make things fun for them! Our beloved Debbie, Deb, Granny and Momma was a generous and caring soul and would do anything to help a person in need. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Billie Jo Carlisle, and her husband Don. She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Woolf, and Rebecca Ortiz and husband Michael; grandchildren, Jacee Spragins and husband Jared, and Victor, Cecilia, and Agnes Ortiz; great-grandsons, Wayde and Alexander Spragins; stepchildren, Joey Hummel and wife Rotana, Matt Hummel, and Courtney Blackstock and husband Matt; step-grandchildren, Madison and Isabella Hummel; sisters, Vickie Roberts and husband John, and Lea Anna Farney; nephews, Sean and Andrew Roberts; and stepfather, Bobby Carlisle. Memorial services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Sheree Mahan-Frazer

October 4, 2019

Debbie, you were such a good friend to me after moving to Wichita Falls. You made me feel at home. 40 years we have remained friends. I hate that you have had some rough times the last years. You are pain free and breathing good. I loved our times with the kids and just enjoying our friendship. Many memories -Bowling, painful sunburn from garage sales, birthday parties, I’m sure my kids remember the witches brew at Halloween, fish fries, talking on the phone for hours. My husband and kids knew every time I was talking to you. They had a special name for you and you agreed. But at that time we always had a lot of catching up to do. I’m glad that I talked to you about the cafeteria job. You were the best. Sorry but not sorry that I broke into your house. Loved you then and always. Next time we will have lots to catch up on.

Debbie Ritter

October 4, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I just retired from Burkburnett ISD where I served as an elementary school secretary for 24 years. I always enjoyed working with Deb, and I was so grateful for the way she always worked hard to take care of our students. May the Lord comfort each of you.

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