In Memory

Debra Blanton

Debra Blanton


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02/11/09 01:26 PM #1    

Susannah Griffin (Perri)

I met Debbie in P.E. class at Vallecito Junior High School at the beginning of seventh grade just after I moved to Terra Linda from the Big City. I felt so out of place; it was not an easy transition for me. But Debbie was very accepting of "the new kid" and although we were not extremely close, I always regarded her as my friend.

Debbie was little and cute and had a great sense of humor. Everybody seemed to like her. I think we were in Mr. Haehl's art classes all four years of high school. I remember her as a good student with quite an artistic side. She was a nice person with a fun personality.

I believe it was in eighth grade that she was out of school for about a month and when she came back she shared that she had diabetes. I am assuming it was the disease that ended her life. Debbie's loss is a sad reminder that although people can live full lives with diabetes, it is a very serious disease for which we need to find a cure. Rest in peace my sweet little friend.

02/18/09 10:49 PM #2    

Cecilia Cawley (Cawley-Redman)

I knew Debbie from first grade on at Mary E. Silveira school in Marinwood. We were friends and also took turns bring the shortest and tiniest kids in our class. I doubt either one of us was ever remotely close to the average percentile for our age!

I kept on growing though. I know you passed away a long time ago, but it would have been fun to catch up. I always get such a kick out of the Marinwood kids. You will be missed.


Sassy (Cecilia) Cawley-Redman

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