Debbie died at home unexpectedly on Friday, 1 August 2014 at the age of 57. Debbie was born in San Luis Obispo, California on 21 July 1957 to Ken and Mary Thomason. She moved with her family to Roseburg, Oregon in 1970 and graduated from Roseburg High School in 1975. At the time of her death, Debbie worked as a call center agent. Despite her own failing health, Debbie continued to provide care and support for her special needs daughter, Amber Walker, who she loved dearly. Debbie is survived by her three siblings, Kathy Ikegami and partner Diana; Kent Thomason and his wife, Andrea; Greg Thomason and his wife, Margo. All of her family, including her best friends, Linda Barclay and Nita Wornom, and her many nephews, nieces and cousins, will miss her loving kindness and compassion. The family will be holding a private memorial service for Debbie on the Oregon coast in the fall.