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