MOORE — Debra Kay (Mayo) Young was born Jan. 4, 1955, in Oklahoma City, to John H. and Nedra M. (Holt) Mayo. She passed away suddenly at her home in Alex Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
Debbie moved to Kansas in 1994 at the age of 39. She decided to continue her education at the age of 48, attending Butler Community College in Wichita, Kan. Debbie earned her degree in addictions counseling, enabling her to reach her goal of assisting people to overcome their addictions with drugs and alcohol.
She then decided to move closer to her daughter in Ft. Worth, Texas, before deciding to return to Oklahoma. In 2011, Debbie made her new home in Alex, with her sister Louise and her brother-in-law Chuck. She became a member of Countryside Baptist Church in Lindsay.
Debbie's fun loving personality and positive outlook on life inspired laughter and joy in her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Cristy Avila Butler and husband Randy of Ft. Worth, Texas; one grandson, Mason Rice; two granddaughters, Carson and Briar Butler; brother Harold Dollar of Oklahoma City; five sisters, Freda Burke of Yukon, Sharon Kautz of Wichita, Kan., Barbara Swartz and husband Phillip of Calumet, Louise Hammersley and husband Chuck of Alex and Paula Mayo of Oklahoma City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nedra Mayo.
Moore American, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2014