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Debra Louella Weeks Bauscher Despot October 26, 1954 - April 1, 2022

Debbie was born October 26, 1954 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Larry and Geraldine (Brown)
Weeks. She was the oldest of six children followed by Roland Weeks, Marla Weeks
Miller, Cheryl Weeks, John (Michelle) Weeks, Beccie (Andy) Laney_.
Debbie’s family moved every few years to follow her dad’s job with the Forest Service.
She has lived in different parts of Utah and Idaho. When she was in high school the
family moved to Fairfield, Idaho where she graduated from Camas County High. She
continued her education at Boise State University and graduated as a Registered Nurse
in 1974.
She married Randy Bauscher in December of 1974 and they had three children,
Miranda (Jeff) Gibson, Brenda Fries (Dean) and Bill (Brandi) Bauscher. She has 12
grandchildren and one great grandson. Debbie and Randy divorced in 1993. Later she
married Steve Despot. Steve and Deb enjoyed 20 years together before they decided to
Over her working life, Debbie had multiple careers, including a stint as an entrepreneur,
but was always drawn back to her calling as a nurse. Her nursing career included
Minidoka Memorial Hospital, Cassia Hospital, Simplot in Heyburn, Micron in Boise, and
finally Pacific Source in Boise. Deb retired in early 2021.
She was always very active and ready for a new adventure. She loved golf, hiking,
camping and more recently she took up kayaking and pickle ball. Always a competitor,
she loved playing games like cribbage and dominoes.
Debbie never met a stranger and was a friend to all. She had a beautiful smile, a
contagious laugh and just her presence could fill a room with love and make everyone
feel special and important.
Debbie was proceeded in death by her parents and her sister Marla Miller and a great
nephew Hayden Miller.
On March 23rd, Debbie was diagnosed with a rare brain disease and passed on April
1st. As per Debbie’s wishes the family had a Celebration of Life on April 2nd, in Boise,
Idaho. In lieu of flowers Deb requested donations be made to the Idaho Food Bank.


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    Tamra Johnson says

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Debbie. We were friends when she lived in Loa and followed her on face book. You have my condolences to a special lady. Tammy Oyler Johnson

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    Riley Holtz says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Deb for only two months at Pacific Source. In that short time she was such a friend and mentor to me. I left in 2014 and have thought of her often. Sending healing thoughts to you all.

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    Lillian T. Hunt says

    I am sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing.. She was a great friend to us all in Wayne Co, Utah .This year is our 50th Class Reunion and I know that she was thinking of coming to it.. We will miss her and love her always.. Prayers to you all.. We will miss her laughter and her sweet smile…

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    Colleen says

    I am heartbroken to hear this. I worked with Deb at PacificSource. She was and always will be one of my favorite people. What an enormous loss to her friends and family. Sending you all love.

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    Larry Locuson says

    Words can’t describe how sorry I am for your loss. Deb was one of the kindest, sweetest, loving human beings I have ever known. I am so fortunate that our life paths crossed. I will miss you dear friend…Love always…

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    Beccie Beck Laney says

    To my loving sister, friend and Dr Deb, you will be missed more than any words can say. You are a beautiful example of a beautiful soul. Inside and out!!! I am lucky to be your baby sister ❤️ Bec

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