Debra Lester, beloved daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother, returned to her Heavenly home surrounded by her family and friends on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in her home in Evanston.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1952, in Evanston, the daughter of Allen Byrne and Beryl Toone Lester.
Her main interest in life was her family and the activities with them. She was always busy taking care of everyone. Deb enjoyed any activity that allowed her to be outdoors. She also enjoyed having coffee with friends.
Debra was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frances and Merle Lester and Bessie and James Toone, her father, Allen Bryne Lester, an infant brother and sister, and brothers, Evan Allen and Thomas Merle Lester, grandsons, Jamie Padilla, and Tyler Allen Padilla, and great companion Rowdy.
Debra is survived by her mother, Beryl Toone Lester, a daughter Denise “Nina” Padilla, a daughter-in-law, Tyerria Padilla, grandsons, Austin Padilla, and Ryker Paul Padilla, and uncles James Toone and LaMar Lester, and numerous cousins.
The family offers a special thanks to Betsy Elkins and LaWanna Staley who went the extra mile taking care of Deb and helping the family, and a special thanks to Merle Lester “Cousin” for the blessings and support. The family also offers a special thanks to Best Home Health and Hospice.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the Evanston Fourth Ward LDS Chapel, and funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Interment will follow services at the Evanston City Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home.