Deborah Sue Horn, a woman known for her wit, stubbornness, and intelligence, passed away on August 9, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Born on April 8, 1962, in Bakersfield, CA, Deborah's journey in life exemplified strength and resilience. Throughout her career as both a homemaker and a retail worker. Deborah dedicated herself to taking care of her family and those around her. Her commitment to provide support and care was evident in every aspect of her life. Whether it was preparing delicious meals for her loved ones or assisting customers with their needs at work, Deborah always went above and beyond to ensure the well-being of those she encountered. She also had a love for animals, especially when it came to tending to her kittens. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Deborah held a deep passion for various hobbies and interests. She found solace in the serenity of being on the water and had an unyielding love for the vast depths of the ocean. Deep-sea fishing became an adventure that allowed her to connect with nature and embrace its beauty. When she wasn't exploring the oceanic wonders, Deborah could be found engrossed in a good book or challenging herself with crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed cooking for her family. Deborah's passing leaves a void in the lives of many who had the privilege of knowing her. She is preceded in death by her parents as well as her nephew Justin Ingle. Though there is sorrow in saying goodbye to such an extraordinary individual, it is important to celebrate the impact she had on all those who were fortunate enough to share in her journey.
Deborah is survived by her loving husband Terry Horn, who stood united with her throughout their journey together. She also leaves behind four children: David Miller from Strang, OK; Daryl Charles from Eagle River, Alaska; Layla Charles from Stockton, CA; and Sara Charles and her boyfriend Mike Hope from Eagle River, Alaska. Each child holds a special place in her heart and will forever carry the lessons and values she instilled in them. Furthermore, Deborah is survived by her brother Edward Buford and his wife Bonnie from Pryor, OK; her sisters Rachelle King and her husband Johnny from Strang, OK; Veronica Dennis and her husband John III from McAlester, OK; Holly Gardner and husband Sandy from Vinita, OK; and Kristine Noris from Ketchum, OK. Their bond was unbreakable, offering love, support, and shared memories that will forever be cherished. The impact of Deborah's life extended to the next generation as well. She leaves behind five grandchildren: Noah, Bryant, Alexander, Mason, and Lily; and many nieces and nephews, who called her “Tater Salad.” Deborah's legacy lives on through these young individuals who will continue to carry forward the love she embedded within them.
No formal services are planned at this time. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service.