Debra Overton

Debra Marie Overton, nee Dinneen, was born to Paul and Doris Dinneen September 8, 1951 in Yreka, California.

She died June 5, 2006 at 150 Mile House.

Deb moved with her family to Canada from Montague, California in 1967. They had purchased a small ranch in the Alexis Lakes area called Martin Meadow Ranch.

After a short time they then moved to Knife Creek where they purchased another ranch called the Knife Creek Ranch.

Deb attended high school at Williams Lake Junior Secondary, then Columneetza Senior Secondary.

Three months before graduation her family moved back to California in April of 1969.

While attending WLJS, Deb had met the love of her life, Gerald Overton.

Although separated by a great distance they kept a close relationship. After attending summer school, Deb graduated and returned to Williams Lake in September of 1969.

She worked as a secretary for Lignum Ltd. and married Gerald on April 19, 1971. She left Lignum Ltd. in 1972 when she became a mother to Tabatha. The following year Trudy was born and the young family moved to 150 Mile House in 1974. In 1978 Gerald Jr. was born and once he was attending school, Deb went to work for Marshall’s 150 Mile Store as a clerk and bookkeeper.

Deb was very active in the 150 Mile Community Club, the 150 Mile School and Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association where she was registrar and statistician for many years.

Deb will always be remembered for her smile and laughter. Deb cherished her family, her flowers and her birds. She will be forever missed by Gerald Sr., Tabatha and Bryan (Reid), Trudy and Sean (Bailey), Gerald and Fallon Overton, grandchildren, Bryan, Montana, Dakota, Tristan, Shaelynn, and baby to be. Her parents Paul and Doris Dinneen, Post Falls Id., sisters Cathy (Keith) Justice, Yreka, California, Karen (Dave) Cammock, Warspite, Alberta, brother Patrick (Francine) Dinneen, Rathdrum Id.

Deb was predeceased by her brother Paul (Joan) Dinneen of Roseburg, Oregon.


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