Deborah Jean Stafford passed away September 25, 2010, at the
Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Debbie was the daughter of Philip and Lois (Morton) Stafford. She graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 1970 and obtained a Bachelor of Education Degree with a minor in Library Science from the University of Wyoming in 1974.
After her employment with the Carbon County School District from 1974 to 1977, Debbie returned to the University of Wyoming and obtained a Master's Degree in Library Science. She then began a long career as a high school librarian in Denton, Montana, and then with the Department of Defense Schools in Seoul, South Korea, Nuremberg, Germany and Wiesbaden, Germany. At the time of her death, she was the head librarian at Wiesbaden High School, Wiesbaden Germany.
Debbie will always be remembered for her dedication to and care for her family, her students and many friends and her love for her dogs. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Jose Gallegos, and a brother, Stanley Stafford. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Stephen Ownbey of Laramie, her brother Charles B. Stafford of Cheyenne, her niece and nephew, Adriel and Nathan Ownbey, her aunt, Joy Stafford Riske, Uncles Ron and Beryl Morton and their wives, and many cousins and close friends.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to the Deborah Jean Stafford Scholarship Fund for students of Wiesbaden High School, in care of Riske, Salisbury-Kelly, P.C., 1720 Carey Avenue, Suite 500, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.