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Debra Rae (Motley) Chavez

December 11, 1955 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 65)


Debra Rae "Debbie" Chavez passed from this life on April 27, 2021 in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the age of 65. She was born to James Motley and Barbara Motley in Santa Maria, California on December 11, 1955. She had been a resident of Antlers for 6 years.

Debbie was a loving mother with a fondness for the beautiful things in life. That love grew into a talent for art, which could be seen in her paintings and her photos she loved taking of birds. She also loved counseling, and that passion led her to a career in social work after graduating high school as Valedictorian of her class. Debbie loved having fun, whether she was dancing or playing bingo. She was always the most trusted person in the family to pull a loose tooth, which she gleefully did with her "magic rag".

Debbie is preceded in death by her parents: James and Barbara Motley; brother: Ronnie Motley; and grandparents: Anna Motley, Max Motley, Lillian Gadbery, Charles Gadbery.

She leaves behind to celebrate her memory: her husband of 37 years, Leroy Chavez; children: Kristina Lopez and husband Phil Moreno of Turlock, CA, James Chavez and wife Geremy of Cibolo, TX, and Nathan Chavez and fiance Cheyenne Upchurch of Antlers, OK; brother: Jimmy Ray Motley of California; sisters: Leeann Donato, Terry Motley, and Robin Ochoa and husband Robert, all of California; grandchildren: Jessyca, Aleseya, Devyna, Sarah, Julian, Jazmine, Joshua; great grandchildren: Ezmi, Alize, Genesis, Amiah, Julian, Mario, and Emery.

Services for Debbie will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2PM at the Finley Baptist Church with Pastor Bear Johnson Officiating. A family night will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 3-6 PM at Serenity Funeral Service in Antlers, OK.

Services have been entrusted with Serenity Funeral Service.

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Family Night
May 1, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Service
145 W. Main Street
Antlers, OK 74523

May 2, 2021

2:00 PM
Finley Baptist Church
Highway 271 N
Finley, OK 74543

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