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Deb Devlin - November 24, 2010


Debora Louise (Beard) Devlin was born April 4, 1959 in Imperial, Neb. to Vincen and Iliene Beard. She died Nov. 24, 2010 in Bremerton, Wash. at the age of 51 from breast cancer.

She graduated from Holyoke High School in 1977.

She may have been petite in size but she learned to drive a semi cross-country. She had many jobs over the years but her favorite was her last one managing Christopher and Banks in Silverdale, Wash.

In the 90s she moved to Tahuya, Wash. and fell in love with the trees. In the spring of 2001, she moved to Clearwater, Fla. to help her brother, Tim. She missed all the things she loved about Washington, so in 2004 she moved back to Bremerton, where she lived until her death.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vincen Beard, and an infant sister, Cynthia Marie.

She is survived by her mother, Iliene Beard of Holyoke; sisters, Barbara Statz and husband Bob of Sun Lakes, Ariz. and Patty Coyne of Holyoke; brothers, Danny Beard and wife LuAnna of Marion, Ark. and Tim Beard of Trinidad; seven nieces and four nephews; and a very special, loving, devoted friend, Frank Tierney of Silverdale. She will be missed by a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life with her Washington friends was held Nov. 28 in Silverdale. Her family will have a service at a later date.