Debra Carol McGoffApril 3, 1955 ~ June 3, 2016 (age 61)
Debbie peacefully went to be with the Lord on the evening of June 3, 2016, surrounded by her family at her bedside after suffering from dementia. She spent the last two years receiving wonderful care at Discovery Memory Care in Sequim.
She was born in Chincoteague, Virginia, to Earl and June Fox while her father served in the Navy.
Soon after, the family moved to Medford, Oregon, for a short time and finally settled in Port Angeles. She attended Stevens Middle School and Port Angeles High School, graduating in 1973.
Debbie's greatest joy was serving God and putting her many talents to use volunteering as a member of Bethany Pentecostal Church. She was a children's church teacher, choir member, event decorator, hostess, gracious potluck supplier, and attended ladies Bible study.
Her passion in life was her devotion to her family, making you happy and feeling loved. Debbie had five children, 10 grandchildren and 20 nieces and nephews.
She made every occasion a special one; she hosted family gatherings, daytrips to the lake or beach, camping and sleepovers.
She never needed an excuse to take you to get your nails or hair done, or go shopping and treat you to something special.
Her home was always filled with the aroma of a home-cooked meal or dessert (which was magically put together without a recipe), and she could make anything flourish in the garden.
Her talents and interests were vast and ambitiously taken upon with no reserve. She supported us in any venture we chose and spent many moments on the ballfield cheering us on.
She created many memories for all who were a part of her life and will be eternally cherished.
Debbie married Patrick McGoff in 2000, and they spent many loving, happy, faith-filled years together before she became ill.
Pat selflessly gave of himself; he remianed devoted and by her side throughout her illness, always making her feel loved and cared for. He was there until her final breath was taken and God called her home.
She was preceded in death by her infant grandson Scotty Lee Ritchie and her brother Les Fox.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick McGoff; parents Earl and June Fox; sons Chris (Amanda) Ritchie, Jacob (Rachel) Bradley, and Joseph Bradley; daughters Jessica (Steve) Rutz and Lindsey Ritchie; nine grandchildren, Autumn, Kelsie, Christa, Gabe Ritchie, Karli, Maddelyn, Alivia Carvell, Corbin Bradley and Jordan Bradley; three great-grandchildren; brothers David Fox and Rick (Linda) Fox; sisters Tammy Fox; and 14 nieces and 6 nephews.
Memorial services wil be held Saturday, June 11, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethany Pentecostal Church, 508 South Francis Street, Port Angeles, with a reception to follow.