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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Debra "Deb" Lynne Baldwin

  • Debra “Deb” Lynne Baldwin, 60, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Evansville, Ind., passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at MD Anderson in Houston.
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  • Debra “Deb” Lynne Baldwin, 60, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Evansville, Ind., passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at MD Anderson in Houston.
    Deb was born July 1, 1953, in Evansville, Ind., to the late Freddie and Ruth Anne (Hagar) Baldwin of Mt. Vernon, Ind.
    She attended Farmersville Elementary and later Mount Vernon High School. Deb was a 1982 Presidents List Graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in Accounting and gained her CPA license later that same year. A former resident of Carmi, Harrisburg and Robinson in Illinois, she moved to Houston, Texas, for work in 1999. She was most recently employed in the public works sector at the City of Houston Accounting Division as a managing auditor. She loved her job and was surrounded by a very special group at her work place. Her family cannot thank them enough for all that they did. Mr. Godwin Okoro, Renata Spann, Norman Lemom-Pearson, Verdis Wilson, Lesley Van Dam, Anna Luckenbach, Lenoria Walker, Linette Bartula and others.
    Deb enjoyed friends and family, cooking, eating out, traveling, riding motorcycles, being outdoors, home improvement projects and furniture restoration and her dog Jack. She brought so much joy to all she met, and truly touched the lives of many.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rita Anne of Mount Vernon, Ind.; and brother in-law, Gary Stone of Carmi.
    Deb is survived by a brother and sister in-law, Dan and Dana Baldwin of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; sister, Dee Stone of Carmi; nieces and nephews, Daniel and Sara Wilson of Carmi, Nathan Baldwin of Danville, Ben and Nichole “Nicky” Baldwin of Evansville, Ind., and Julie Baldwin of Murphysboro; grandnieces, Taytum Pearce of Benton and Madyson Cato of Harrisburg; cousins, Joyce and Bruce Rath of Macedonia, Gary and Ann Baldwin of Mt Vernon, Ind.; her good friends, Bod Gorski and Jack Baldwin of Houston, Texas; and her Houston family Merle, Carol and Chris Parker.
    Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, 2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, Ind., officiated by Pastor Stan Hoffman, with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Ind. Friends may visit Thursday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Debra L. Baldwin Memorial Scholarship Fund at Old National Bank in Carmi, IL.
    God looked around His garden and found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face.
    He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.
    He knew that you were suffering. He knew that you were in pain.
    Page 2 of 2 - He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
    He saw the roads were getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
    So, He closed your weary eyelids and whispered, “Peace be thine.”
    It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone,
    For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
    Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.
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