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Debra 'Deb' Lee Law


January 10, 2019

Debra “Deb” Lee Law, 61, passed away on December 23, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Florida. The cause of death was metastatic breast cancer.

Deb was born on April 20, 1957, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to parents Clayton and Joyce Lana. She was married on October 27, 1979,

to Patrick Law.

Deb graduated from Gering High School in 1975. She attained an Associates of Arts from Nebraska Western College, a bachelor degree in teaching from the University of Wyoming, and a Master’s degree in education from Lesley University.

Deb started her career path at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in Gering, Neb. She also worked for Kansas/Nebraska Gas Company in Guernsey, Wyo., and later Platte County Schools in Guernsey. After graduating from UW, Deb became a teacher at Ralph Witters Elementary School in Thermopolis, Wyo., a career that lasted 30 years before retirement. In Port Charlotte, Fla., Deb taught elementary school at Glenallen Elementary until 2018.

Throughout her life Deb lived in Scottsbluff, Neb., Guernsey, Wyo., Laramie, Wyo., Thermopolis, and Port Charlotte, Fla. Deb’s hobbies included sewing, gardening, reading, golfing, and fishing. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family.

Deb is survived by her husband, Patrick; children, John (Katie) Law of Lander, Wyo., and Marie (Scott) Stehlin and their children, Tristan, Kaidyn, and Zane of Riverton, Wyo.; mother, Joyce Lana of Gering, Neb.; brother, Dusty Lana of Gering, Neb.; and sisters, Becky Dulaney of Ogden, Utah; and Jeanette Wilson of John Day, Ore.

Services will be held at Mortimore Chapel in Thermopolis on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. with a gathering of friends to follow at the VFW. Anyone wishing to contribute to Deb’s memorial can make checks payable to: Hot Springs County Education Endowment Foundation, P.O. Box 1297, Thermopolis, WY 82443. There will also be a box for checks at the VFW on Saturday.


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