Debra was born Nov. 11, 1954 in Peoria, Illinois to parents Robert Cowie Sr. and Betty Curl (Cowie). In 1972, she graduated from Limestone High School in Bartonville, Ill. From there she joined the U.S. Navy where she attended naval training as a dental technician. Debbi was stationed in San Diego as a dental tech at the Marine Corps Recruit Training Center. While stationed there, she met her husband and love of her life, Terry. On Sept. 25, 1976, Debbi and Terry Michael Lewis were married and began the most incredible journey of their lives – as husband and wife. She and her husband had two beautiful children (Jennifer and Corey), welcomed five grandchildren, and traveled and explored together.
Debbi is survived by her husband Terry Lewis; daughter Jennifer Heigh and her husband Steve Heigh; son Corey Lewis and his wife Amber Lewis; her five grandchildren; sister Judi Reed of Powhatan, Virginia; brother Richard Cowie and his wife Shirlene of Harper, Texas; and brother William Cowie and his wife Kathy of Washington, Illinois. She was preceeded in death by her younger brother Robert Cowie Jr. of Decorah, Iowa; her mother Betty Curl of Fairbury, Illinois; and her father Robert Coiwe Sr. of Rancho Bernardo, California. Any contributions can please be given to Ovarian Cancer Research.