Debra “Deby” Kay (Morris) White, age 63, of Onigum, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at home. She was born on March 27, 1957 in Cass Lake, Minnesota the daughter of Marcella “Marcy” and William Buck.
Deby attended and graduated from Walker High School. Right after high school, she enlisted in the Unites States Army and served her country for three years. During that time, she married her “BFF” Gary White. Deby returned home after being honorably discharged and went to work as a manager at the Northern Lights Casino; she worked there for many years before retiring. Deby spent her retired years with her best friend, her grandson, her baby Cai. She loved all her pets, Binky, Toady, Rez, Fluffy and Sheba dearly. Deby was especially proud of her kids, Alicia and Sonny, for continuing their schooling and graduating with degrees and doing it with honors. She looked forward to walking across the yard to visit and have coffee with her mom Marcy every day. Deby also loved being outdoors and hunting. Her spirit will be missed by many.
Family that Deby is reunited with are her grandson, William Bowstring IV; father, William Buck; grandparents; niece, Leanne Dick; nephew, Brenton Headbird; in-laws, Shirley and Lyman White, Sr.; sister-in-law, Deb Isham; and many other relatives.
She leaves behind her grandson, Cai Bowstring; daughter, Alicia (Bill) Bowstring; mother, Marcy Buck; husband, Gary White; sisters: Cindy and Tootie Morris and Yvonne Amundson; brother, Wallace Morris, Jr.; sisters-in-law: Vicki and Carol White and Marilyn Harrison; brother-in-law, Lyman White, Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews and family members and friends.
Wake services for Deby began on Sunday, January 10 and continued until her memorial mass on Tuesday, January 12 all held at the Onigum Community Center in Onigum, Minnesota. Father Matthew Cobb officiated. Deby’s honorary pallbearers were William Bowstring III, Petty Officier Second Class Zachary Rayn Bowstring, Bradley White, Preston Dick, Michael White, Raleigh White, Eric Isham, Billy Joe Amundson, George Wittner III, Micky Wittner and Alex Negrette. At Deby’s request, her cremated remains will be treasured by her daughter.
Deby’s care was entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com