Debra Wales |

Debra Wales

Debra Wales

Debra Wales left us Oct. 13, 2012, at Whitney Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Carmichael, Calif. She was 61.

A celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Margarita’s Restaurant, 988 Plaza Drive, Grass Valley, Calif.

Debra touched everyone she met and left us an amazing lesson behind: that each day is a new day and live it to your fullest no matter what your limitations are. Debra made everyone laugh and smile. She is genuinely one of the best people you could meet. Her optimistic attitude got her through all of her struggles and made everyone who knew her that much better of a person. She will be missed by so many. We love you Debbie.

She left behind her daughter and best friend, Jamee Pau of Roseville, Calif., as well as many friends who cared so much for her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Doc” Wales.

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