Alberta Marie DebingJuly 14, 1920 ~ September 22, 2017 (age 97)
Debing, Alberta Marie (age 97) passed away September 22, 2017.
Alberta was born July 14, 1920 to Albert and Vivian Palmer in Beuna Washington. She
attended high school in Yakima Washington where she met the love of her life Antone Debing. Alberta and Tony were married for 60 years. Together they loved to have dinner at The Matador, dance to the big bands at Nat Park, stay at the Davenport Hotel and relax at Lake Pend Oreille. Alberta spent her early married life supporting Tony with his meat business and raising their four children and her sister.
In high school Berta acquired the name “Frenchy”. She loved everything French and had a lifelong dream
to visit France. That dream was fulfilled in 2004 when she took a 7 day land tour of France with her
sister Frances. Other travels included a broad trip through Europe, a Tahitian cruise, and trips to Spain, Prague and Budapest. Closer to home, Berta loved going to Seattle Mariners games and proudly wore her personalized Seattle Mariners jersey and jacket even to church on Sundays.
Berta was interested in nursing and was proud of her career, working with Dr. Channing Bowen MD for
approximately 30 years, serving first as his medical assistant and then office manager.
Berta, a woman of wisdom, wit, grace and charm was a generous and thoughtful person to her family,
church and greater community. Her family knew they were loved and always welcome in her home to
play a game of cards or share a story. She will be greatly missed. Berta is survived by her sister Frances
Balcom, son Anthony (Barbara) Debing, daughters Yvonne Argyle, Vivien (Bob) Cobb, Terry Debing (Gary
Goetz), 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, a niece and nephew.