Debra “Debbie” Ann Douglas (Terebayza), age 40, of Cambridge died unexpectedly June 1, 2015 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 6th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Pastor Denny Wright officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and also from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, June 5th also at our Cambridge Chapel. Interment will be in Calvary Lutheran Northview Cemetery at Rush Point.
Debbie is preceded in death by parents John and Barb Terebayza. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 16 years, Alan Douglas; sister, Christina (Aaron) Fingal; sisters-in-law, Rachael (Bobby) Hatcher, Natalie (Jeff) Knutson; brother-in-law, Dean (Cindy) Douglas; niece & goddaughter, Mackenzie Fingal, nieces, Jenna, Allison, Leah Hatcher, Naomi Knutson; nephews, Jack, Deano, David Douglas, Noah, Emmanuel Knutson, Lincoln Fingal; along with many other family and friends.
Debbie loved to smile, give hugs and play practical jokes. She had a passion for kids and loved being a childcare provider. She enjoyed traveling and hanging out with her four-legged friends that will miss her dearly. Debbie would pride herself in doing everything from start to finish, and being able to do the splits at age 40. If you knew her, you would have likely received a hug from her or enjoyed a meaningful conversation. She was a blessing to all of us and we should continue our lives with her kind spirit in all of our hearts.
Shannah, Josey & Jacey says
Your warm heart and never ending smile will always be on our hearts. You were an amazing beautiful women and friend. Most importantly you were such an amazing care giver to my girls. I always said you were their 2nd mom. They loved you and Alan so much. Thank you for all you did for us. We miss you and love you. We have found some comfort in knowing your up there laughing and dancing away. Rest in peace sweet beautiful Debbie.
I have so many memories with Debbie she practically raised me for 7 years. Memories from being in the daycare and working for her. I am gonna miss her so much
Jeremy Trebus says
My heart goes out to Debbie’s family. That great smile will be missed by all.
Kari Bauer says
I was truly saddened to hear that Debbie passed away, My thoughts are with you and your family.
Heather, Logan, Hannah, and Keegan says
Debbie was always there when I needed her. She loved my children and they loved her. She is deeply missed. We miss her smile, laughter, hugs, and bubbly personality. She always gave me a hug and called me hun, she made me feel better. Rest in peace until I see you again.
Sonny Knowles says
Although we are deeply saddened we will always remember Debbie’s beautiful smile and generous heart.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Becuase Debbie was such a special woman, her memory will forever be in your hearts and my hope for all of you is that memory lessens the heart ache a little more each day. Cindy, anytime you need to laugh or a hug, I am always here for you. I love you and am so very sorry for your loss.
Alan, Mike Gersonsin’s sister Loshi (I am a long time childhood friend of Loshi’s) told me about the passing of your wife. I am so very sorry for your loss. May your many memories feel your heart with joy and bring smiles to your face during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Heidi, Tim, Hayden & Taylor says
I still can’t believe you are gone. When I told Hayden & Taylor you had gone to heaven, they were as sad as they knew how to be. There innocence broke my heart even more. The first thing they asked is if you could see your parents now, and I said YES and they smiled such big smiles. You were a great woman & you did everything you could to make sure others were happy and well taken care of. You will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Alan and the family.
Pat Postle says
I am so sorry for your loss. For over 20 years I never saw a picture of Debbie where she didn’t have big smile on her face. I am sorry it was taken from you and all others who loved her. My thoughts and prayers will stay with you.
Julie & Larry Tranberg says
Al – we are so sad about the loss of Debbie. We loved seeing her grow up next door to us. We know that she will be meeting John & Barb in heaven. She always had a smile on her face & was such a happy person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Take Care!!
Tim & Eileen Kytonen says
We were so sorry to hear about Debbie. She and her family were our neighbors many years ago in Blaine and we have many memories of the little girl who lived across the street from us. Our sincere sympathy to her husband Alan and sister Christina and the rest of her family. You are in our prayers. Rest in peace Debbie!