Obituary of Debora Joann Pfanner |

Obituary of Debora Joann Pfanner

Debora Joann Pfanner gracefully passed away on March 1, 2017 of Gall Bladder Cancer at sunrise in her home surrounded by loved ones and her 2 dogs. She was 62.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Malakoff Diggins.

Debbie was born in Sacramento California. She grew up riding horses and was an avid outdoors enthusiast traveling the world experiencing fishing trips, dives, and hunts. In Deb fashion she took her passion of the outdoors and developed a youth summer camp teaching archery hunter safety, shooting and fishing. Twelve years ago she settled in Nevada City. She then found her true calling at Malakoff Diggins where she became Senior Park Aid. She had a passion for history and the outdoors which was reflected in all her work with the park. Debbie was a true teacher through interpreting the mining culture and provided kids the true historical experience including s’mores during the camp fire program.

She is survived by her brother Dennis (Diana) Pfanner; sister in-law Judy Pfanner; as well as her beloved nieces and nephew (and spouses) Jennifer and Gene, Alisa and Jason, John and Jessica, Charleen and Patrick, and Chrissy and Jeremy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of North Bloomfield and Malakoff Diggins to support the Environmental Living Program at the Park. Debbie was instrumental in assuring the ongoing success of this program and it was dear to her heart.

Go in peace, our dear Debora

Free as a bird you are in flight

Your spirit will soar within us

As your fly over these mountains so bright

Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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