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Deborah Kennedy


August 23, 2018

Deborah Ann (Wood) Kennedy, 60, of Worland, Wyo., passed away peacefully at home on August 17, 2018, in Carey, Idaho, after a lengthy battle with inflammatory breast cancer.

Deborah was born in Newcastle, Wyo., to Joseph and Marjorie (Garhart) Wood on April 9, 1958. She graduated high school in Newcastle, class of 1976. She went on to receive her degree as a cosmetologist from Black Hills Beauty College. She worked for and managed salons for a number of years until she settled in Worland, where she owned and operated Cara Salon and Spa, formerly Chimera Salon for the last 18 years.

Deborah was a vibrant, warm soul who loved life and lived it to the fullest. She always had a big smile on her face and a warm hug for anyone. She was an artist in every way. Her passion for photography and travel took her to beautiful places, a favorite being the Big Horn Mountains. She enjoyed finding cool rocks to add to her collections in her travels. She was dedicated to her career as a cosmetologist and loved caring for people. She would help anyone in need even when she didn't have much to give. She loved her family with everything she had and her grandchildren were the apple of her eye.

Deborah is survived by her significant other, Milo Mecham of Carey, Idaho; son, Dustin (Terra) Sears of Kingman, Ariz.; daughters, Danae' (Wyatt) Christensen of Thermopolis, and Dare'a (Kip) Keim of Sundance, Wyo.; brothers, Dale Wood of Osage, Joe Wood of Osage and Mike (Lisa) Wood of Cody, Wyo.; grandchildren, Heaven (Jon) Gier, Katrina Sears, James Christensen, Jaye Christensen, Jilliann Christensen and Savanah Keim; great-granddaughter, Gianna Gier; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and great friends.

Deborah is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Marjorie; sister, Candy; and grandson, Chanzhe.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at Cara Salon, 716 Big Horn Ave., Worland. Also Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. at Kitty Moats Complex, 551 Metz St. Osage.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages family and friends to donate to The American Cancer Society.


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