Deborah G. (Harn, Widen) LeRoy, 64, of Casa Grande, passed away August 27, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona. She was born to Gerald Willard and Ora Mae Harn on September 21,1953 in Youngstown, Ohio. At six years old, Debbie’s struggle with asthma brought the family to Arizona and to Sliver Bell.
An excellent student, skilled costume maker, and enthusiastic drama class player, Debbie graduated with the Class of 1972 at Marana High School. Following her graduation, she worked as an office assistant and was an accomplished cook, but found her niche in her role as a sassy server, brightening the mornings of her regular customers, not just with coffee, but with her humor and her costumes. She excelled at gleefully pranking her co-workers.
That same humor and service brightened the last years of her husband, Charles R. LeRoy II,and her two uncles, Howard and Kenny King, for whom she was a compassionate caregiver.
Beloved sister, mother, and grandmother, Debbie LeRoy will be remembered by her family for her creativity, humor, and zest for life. She faced challenges with courage and lived a life dedicated to her loved ones. In her last years, she worshiped at Faith Community Church in Tucson.
Debbie is survived by her son, Daniel Jason Widen, and girlfriend Niki Gustafson (daughters Paityn and Lexi) of Casa Grande, her step-daughter, Michelle LeRoy Bekker of Mesa, her step-son, Richard LeRoy, her step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Phillip and Laura LeRoy of Casa Grande, her brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Julia Harn of Tempe, and her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Mike Bock of Marana. She leaves behind a legacy in her seven grandchildren: Asia, Alex, Christian, Chloe, Dylan, Joseph, and Emily.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marana Mortuary – 12146 W. Barnett Rd., Marana, AZ 85653. (520) 682-9900 – where Debbie LeRoy’s Celebration of Life will be held, September 21, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM, with reception to follow at the home of Nancy and Mike Bock, 11971 W. Grier Rd., Marana, AZ 85653.