Debra (Debb) Tinkle

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Debra (Debb) Tinkle

March 06, 1952 - June 11, 2018

Debra (Debb) Tinkle Debra (Debb) Tinkle of Freeland, Washington, passed away peacefully in her home on June 11, 2018, at the age of 66.
Debb was born in Logansport to Floyd D. and Margaret (Murnan) Tinkle on March 6, 1952. Her parents preceded her in death.
She graduated from Logansport High School in 1970 and attended Ball State University. Debb worked many different jobs always on a path to help people. She also worked in dental offices and decided to become a software educator for Carestream Dental until she retired.
After wandering and living many different places, Debb found her way back to the state she loved most - Washington. Living in Freeland she had views of the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
Music, baking, going to the movies, shopping, walks on the beach and watching the ever changing moods of the ocean were a few of her favorite things. Debb loved all her pets past and present.
Debb traveled 28,000 miles after retirement with her best friend and companion, Bruce (Jake) Jacobson and Marnie, Brandy and Tucker, their "spoiled" and beloved dogs. They traveled through most of the states, but especially liked Florida, Yellowstone National Park in Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Niagara Falls in New York and Canada.
Robert Tinkle, her brother, Oliver Springs, Tennessee, survives. Debb and Jake spent an extended time in the RV visiting with him in his hometown. She was very fond of her nephews and nieces there.
A few close friends held a private Celebration of Life for her on Lake Freeman in Monticello on June 19, 2018, to say their farewells and float roses on the water in her memory.
Debb will be sadly missed by family and friends. She was cremated in June 2018. Debb was proud of her Irish heritage and plans will be made for a ceremony to spread her ashes in Ireland. Her beautiful smile and unique Irish eyes (one blue and one green) will never be forgotten.
Published on March 5, 2019
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Judy Sweet
Mar 06, 2019
Today 3/6/19 would have been your 67th birthday, Debb. Always will cherish our friendship...one that started in kindergarten. Know we would have made plans to go to dinner & the movies!

You became a part of our family coming to all our holiday & birthday gatherings. The whole family misses your laughter and your carmels!

Christy, Chris, Kat, Nancy, Patti & I (& Marcia in spirit from CA) held a lovely ceremony here at my home. We set roses (that Christy brought) in the water & set a butterfly free in your memory. A part of our pack is missing, & we are somewhat lost without you!

A piece of my heart went with you, Debb. I’m so sorry you passed at what seems a young age to me, but kno
...w you have found peace & I thank you for the memories.

Love, Judy
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