Deborah Marie LaRowe, 61, went to be with the lord Jan. 26, 2016, in St. George, Utah, changing the world as so many knew it forever. She was born June 6, 1954, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Fermin Martinez and Rosemary Martinez.
She grew up in Yuma, Arizona, and married Dr. Judd LaRowe March 16, 1992, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Debbie loved taking care of others and ultimately found her calling in government work and nursing. Debbie loved her church, her country, her family and friends. She touched so many lives, and her kind spirit and love for life were known to all.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Judd; mother, Rosemary; sister, Kathy Martinez Gilmore; her seven children, Allison, Mike, Kyle (Jessica), Erin (Chance), Megin (Shawn), Brittany (Jason) and Seth; and 19 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Fermin; and her brother, Michael.
- A mass will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m., at St. George Catholic church.
- Memorial services will be held in Yuma, Arizona, Thursday, Feb. 4, at Yuma Mortuary, 4-7 p.m. for the Vigil/Rosary.
- Additional services will be Friday, Feb. 5, at Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. for mass.
Family and friends are invited to share condolences online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.