Deborah Ann (Cole) Francis passed away June 16, 2022. She was born November 7, 1950 in Pasco, Washington to Dan and Gwen Cole. Debbie grew up in Powder River, Wy, where she and her two sisters Millie and Nancy shared their childhood together.
In 1969, Debbie graduated from Natrona County High School.
She married Butch Francis in 1973, and they spent the early years of their marriage traveling for work throughout Wyoming and Montana. They settled in Mills, Wy and their son JD was born in 1977.
Debbie and Butch worked together to operate a truck hauling business for many years until retiring from trucking in 2012. They enjoyed spending time together and seeing the country.
Debbie loved to be outdoors. She enjoyed hunting, gardening and cooking. But most of all she loved her family. She embraced her roles as a wife, mother, sister and possibly her most favorite role as “Auntie Deb”.
Debbie was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Butch, son JD, of Salt Lake City, sister Millie (Keith) Robinett, of Powder River, sister Nancy (Clair) Bennion, of Powell, niece Darcie (Pat) Holscher, of Casper, nephew Chris (Theresa) Robinett, of Powder River, nephew Dan Robinett, of Powder River, nephew Curt (Lizzie) Bennion, of Casper, nephew Cole (Amanda) Bennion, of Powell, as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.
Debbie’s quick wit and honest humor was enjoyed by all who knew her.
A private family event in her memory will be held at a later date.
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