Jan. 9, 1965 – March 20, 2019
At age 54, Debra passed away ever so peacefully at Mt. Grant General Hospital from a complete and sudden organ failure due to a long and hard fight with a battle of multiple illnesses. The Lord finally decided to bring His child home unto His Kingdom because He loved her more than we did. She has finally found the ultimate peace and love that only the Father can give.
Debra’s greatest joy in her life was her children. She was their biggest fan in sports, homework and in every aspect of their lives. She was tenacious advocate in school and loved to volunteer. Debra loved and focused her attention on her kids with a very fiery passion, and even when she was sick, you never messed with a momma bears cubs. She was so proud of her children, until the day she could no longer be. Debra also enjoyed cooking and making tamales with her mom, loved to paint with Don Banfield and she loved to get pampered by Joey Taylor at the salon. Debra also loved to get into mischief and accidental fun with her Wednesdays Divas Group which included her good friend and my mother, Hazel Wadlow. Debra joined Hazel, her nana and her Grandpa Ruiz in Heaven, who she loved so much. Debra lived a short and difficult life and she was a fighter and survivor until she was too tired to fight anymore. I praise God for taking her home, but we will all miss and mourn the Debra we used to know and love very much.
Debra is survived by her husband of 24 years and friend until the very end, Kevin Wadlow; her eldest son and caregiver: Marc Wadlow; her daughter: Rebecca Wadlow and her youngest son: Michael Wadlow, all from Hawthorne. Debra is also survived by her mother and father: Vera and Robert Arroyos of New Mexico; her eldest sisters: Annette Gonzales of New Mexico and Cynthia Guerrero and husband Angel of California and her younger brother and wife: Gen of Winnipeg, Canada. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, but a special mention to her beloved Tia Christina Vazquez and husband Tio Lupe. There will be no services due to the hardships on the family.