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Debra Aanenson (Pyers)

Debra Aanenson (Pyers)

Walt Whitman High School

Class of '69

Hello All -

This is Debi's daughter, Shanna. I am writing to let you know that my mom passed away early this morning from ovarian cancer. She lived a wonderful life and is survived by her husband of 40 years, two kids, and two grandkids. There are no words to describe this kind of loss, but I am thankful she is no longer suffering.

- Shanna

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07/13/22 12:57 PM #1    

Lisa Johnston (Howorth (Class President))

Very sorry to hear this, and sorry for your loss.  I'm sorry I didnt know Debra well, but I recall she was sweet, and strikingly beautiful. I'm glad she had a happy life. Lisa Johnston (Howorth)


07/13/22 05:27 PM #2    

Dean L Osgood

So sorry to here this.  She always was just a very nice person.  She will be missed.

07/14/22 11:25 AM #3    

Carole Herson (Martin)

Sending comfort to Debbie's family. Thank you for letting us know what a full and wonderful life she had. May all your wonderful family memories sustain you during this painful time.


07/18/22 06:56 PM #4    

Lynnie (William L. ) Cook


I don't need to tell you that your mother was a wonderful person. We were in several classes together (which was always a "hoot") and I even attend one of her "memorable" parties (at your grandparents' house). A party that was attended by half of the senior class. Great memories hosted by a wonderful person. We appreciate your letting us know of her passing. Take care.

Lynnie Cook

07/19/22 12:34 PM #5    

Jane Edlavitch (Lewis)

Shanna.  I am very sorry for you and your family's loss.  I did not know Debra well, but I hope your fond memories of your mother help ease your sadness as you learn to hold her in your hearts and minds rather than your arms.  I wish you blessings of love and light.

07/19/22 12:40 PM #6    

Molly Maginnis (Tippe)

I lived directly behind Debbie and we shared the bus everyday from Tulip Hill to Whitman.  She was a lively, smart young woman and I know her friends and family feel her loss dearly.  My sympathies to all.

07/20/22 11:38 AM #7    

Judy Samuelson (Brandman)

Hello, Shanna,
I did not know your mom very well, but I was so very sorry to hear of her passing! I'm sending condolences and prayers to you and your family. My wish for all of you is that you find comfort in the precious memories that you have of her! Debi is surely watching over you now as she did while she was here.
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Judy (Samuelson) Brandman

08/28/22 04:43 PM #8    

M Elizabeth Jones (Jones-Dern)

I grew up with Debbie and was a member of the Tulip Hill Gang.  We shared many wonderful times together.  My husband and I drove to Ormond, FL, for Debi's memorial service, which was held on Sunday, July 17, 2022.  It was a beautiful service attended by many of her Florida friends.  Debi would have loved it.  We then went to her and Tom's house in Daytona for a celebration of life party.  As soon as I walked into their house, I felt like I was at her parents house in Tulip Hill.  I mentioned it to Tom, and he said that's how Debi planned it.  Debi's family had another memorial service for her in Chicago a couple of weeks ago.  Debi was loved by many and will be missed by many.  I love you Debi, Liz

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