Obituary for Debra Lawrence (Giles)
Debra A. Lawrence
Debra A. Lawrence, passed away peacefully August 20, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Bangor on August 14, 1956 the daughter of Mary (Sargent) Giles and the late Elmer R. Giles. Deb attended schools in Bangor and in 2003 graduated from the University of Maine, magna cum Laude. Deb worked for RSU 64 for 30 years, positively influencing the lives of hundreds of students. “What Would Deb Do?” Is what immediately comes to mind when others see animals in distress, a turtle in the road, a loose dog wandering the streets, or an “underdog”.
Deb is survived by her mother, Mary Giles; her husband, Wayne; children, Ryan Lawrence and wife, Candace, Jamie Lawrence and partner, Cory and special “son” Kenneth; brothers, Mike Giles, Richard Giles and wife, Susan, Brian Giles and partner, Wayne Philbrick; grandchildren, Kirstin, Cameron, Madison, Canton and McKenzie, who filled Deb’s everyday with joy. Deb is also survived by her four horses, two dogs her cat and her rabbit.
She was predeceased by her son, Adam, her sister, Linda and her father, Elmer.
The family would like to thank Deb’s close friends, Ann Merrill, Mary Jo Freeman and Jennifer Cormier for the love and care they showed Deb throughout her illness.
A memorial remembrance will be held 1 pm. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer. The Rite of Committal will be held 11 am. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, 449 Ohio St. Bangor.
Those who wish to remember Deb in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME. 04401.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.