LONG BEACH — Debra Lynn Thatcher, a resident of Long Beach, Wash., passed away on Oct. 30, 2017 at her home in Long Beach. She was 58.
Debbie was born in Vancouver, Washington to parents Fred L. Freuler and Yvetta E. Vedin. Debbie as a child was a little blonde blue-eyed monster full of life yet in public was very shy and quiet, not speaking in school until the second grade. She started school in Amboy, Washington.
She married Donald Delap in 1975 while he was in U.S. Army. They have two beautiful daughters, Amy Lynn Delap of Los Angeles, California and Jenny Delap of Vancouver, Wash. They later divorced and Debbie married Jim Thatcher in 1992; they had two daughters, Tristan and Christina of England. Jim and Debbie divorced in 1998. She never remarried.
Debbie loved housekeeping and her beautiful dog, Sadie. She also spent numerous hours making jewelry for family and friends.
She is survived by her mother, Peggy Fuller of Cathlamet, Wash.; four daughters Amy Lynn Delap of Los Angeles, Calif., Jennifer Delap of Cascade Parks, Oregon, Tristan and Christina of England; three brothers Rick Jones of Tokeland, Dan Freuler of Ketchikan, Alaska and Bill Freuler of Kelso, Wash.; and five sisters Terri L Hunt of Cathlamet, Wash., Cindy Dalmazza of Astoria, Oregon, Corky Hendricks of Tennesee, Linda Jordan of Grays River, Wash., and June Preston of Naselle, Wash.
A celebration of life will be held at the Heritage Bible Church in Cathlamet, on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.
Her guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.