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Deborah Sue Brown Coffin

February 1, 1959 — December 7, 2021

Deborah Sue Brown Coffin

The earth became less colorful and bright when Debbie left on Dec 7, 2021, after a year-long battle with cancer. She passed in her Layton home surrounded by loved ones and music.


Born on Feb 1, 1959, in Salina, KS to Eldon and Nadine (Adcock) Brown, she lived most of her life in the Ogden/Davis area. She graduated from Ben Lomond High and Weber State University with BS and MS in Education.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen, and her sons Christopher (Jenna Fasy), Nicholas, and Matthew.

A passionate educator, Debbie taught in the Weber School District (K-9 in regular and special ed) for 30 years and touched the lives of many youths at risk.

In retirement, she discovered she loved quilting and spending time with her quilting groups. She also loved making her yard beautiful and we expect Valley Nursery to notice her absence next spring.

She was always up for an adventure. It could be a road trip to Wendover, St. George, or Lake Powell or an epic trip to Italy, Oregon, Japan, the Mekong River, or a cruise to watch the solar eclipse. She’d also jump to help a friend make a task less dreadful.

Debbie chose to maximize joy and minimize problems. She was the light in every room and the life of every party. She remodeled her house, creating a party kitchen for a catering business, pumpkin carving, solstice parties, any holiday, or just because it’s the weekend.

She loved people for who they were, saw what they needed, and gave it generously. Everyone was part of her family. Her kids’ friends consider Debbie their second mom.

Thank you to Applegate Hospice, particularly Jan and Joanna, for seeing Debbie’s soul, giving the care she needed, and helping her pass as comfortably as possible.

An open house Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 19th, 2-4 pm at The Foundry, 2452 E 6700 S Unit C, Uintah, UT (NW of the US 89/I-84 intersection on the far west end of the parking lot). We suggest wearing her favorite color, lime green, or another bright color to honor her.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Debbie's name to: OSLC Quilters. 5560 S 2300 W. Roy, UT 84067 (Venmo: Lisa-Emery-26). The money will go to making quilts for charity.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Deborah Sue Brown Coffin, please visit our flower store.

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

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