Debra (Taylor) Potter
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Debra (Taylor) Potter

Debra J. Potter formerly Taylor
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
Died 2010s.
Profile last modified | Created 31 Jan 2019
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Biography

Debra Jo (Taylor) Potter was born March 23, 1967 in Norma Oklahoma to Carmen Carter and Cerelda Gertrude (Trudy) Taylor. She departed this life on Thursday, September 5th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 52. Services will be held at the Eufaula Church of Christ on Thursday September 12th 2019 at 2:00pm.

Debra lived in Moore, Oklahoma with her family until she was in third grade, when the family moved to Eufaula, Oklahoma. She was a straight-A student, and played basketball at Eufaula High School, where she graduated in 1985.

On February 13th, 1988, she married Steven Byron Potter at the First Christian Church in Langley, Oklahoma. They lived in Moore, Oklahoma for twenty-five years, until May 20th, 2013 when an F-5 tornado destroyed their home. They then relocated to small acreage south east of Checotah, Oklahoma.

She enjoyed reading, crafts, gardening, cooking, and most of all, taking care of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She took great pride in canning and preparing for holiday meals, often baking at least twelve different kinds of cookies each year.

Debra with her husband and two friends founded and started a canine Search and Rescue team. Debra filled many roles on the team to include Secretary, Finance Officer and Team Leader. She also worked Ace, her black German shepherd for many years, in live find and cadaver searches She is predeceased by her grandparents, Pleasant and Ruth Hester and William and Maureen Taylor, as well as her parents Carmin and Trudy Taylor.

She is survived by a brother, Carmin Taylor Jr and his wife Tammy of Neosho Missouri, a sister Rebecca Helms and her husband Rodney of Eufaula.

Her husband, Steven Potter of Checotah, son Steven Potter II and his wife, Charlotte, of Bellevue, Nebraska, son Joseph Potter and his wife Samantha Potter of Checotah, Oklahoma, daughter Kassandra Walker and husband, Justin of Warner, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Brian and Annabelle Potter, of Belleview, Nebraska, Haley and Taylor Potter of Checotah, Oklahoma, and grandson-on-the-way, Carter Lane Walker. Debra wanted donations to your local animal shelter in lieu of flowers’.

Sources

  • Citation DetailsAssociated FactsMedia

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1788&h=397253786&ssrc=pt&tid=43207459&pid=12632004482&usePUB=true

DNA

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Theresa Joyce Laurence and Debra Jo Taylor first cousins. Their most-recent common ancestors are their grandparents, William Taylor and Mourine Franklin Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, based on sharing 911 cM across 38 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between [J A] and her second cousin 1x removed Debra Taylor. Their most-recent common ancestors are John Hester and Surrilda Meredith great grandparents of Debra Taylor and second great grandparents [J A]. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousin 1x removed, based on sharing 108 cM across 8 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Debra Taylor GEDmatch NC6537010 and her 3rd cousin Lisa Cox GEDmatch A894974. Their most-recent common ancestors are their 2nd great grandparents Pleas Meredith and Sally Cox.

Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.7, based on sharing 41.6 cM across 4 segments.

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Debra Taylor and [ S S ] second cousins. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great grandparents, Thomas Franklin and Maude Combs.Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins, based on sharing 157 cM across 10 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Debra Taylor GEDmatch NC6537010 and her 3rd cousin John Campbell GEDmatch A639582. Their most-recent common ancestors are their 2nd great grandparents William Pierce and Polly Bradley. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.3, based on sharing 148.1 cM across 6 segments.

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