Born August 2, 1955 in Pratt, Kansas, and left us way to soon on October 4, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. A graduate of Warren Classs of '73. Debbie married Michael Fitzsimmons 42 years ago. They raised their 5 children; Jessica, Jennifer, Alisha, Justin and Sam.
A resident of Downey since 1969. A warm and caring personality, her laughter was contagious. Everyone she met was always greeted with a huge smile. A longtime employee of Savon's now CVS for 36 years until she retired last year, due to her failing health.
Debbie lovingly centered her life around her family, friends and PTA that included Gauldin, Unsworth, East Middle, Downey and Warren High Schools. Every year she maide a point to volunteer putting flowers on the Downey Rose Float.
Debbie leaves behind her husband Michael. Her daughters, Jessica Fitzsimmons (Downey), Jennifer Ridel (Los Angeles), Alisha Fitzsimmons (Fountain Valley) and sons Justin Fitzsimmons (Long Beach), Sam Fitzsimmons (Downey). Grandchildren: Madison Godinez and FInley Ridel. Her brother Laurence Hughes of South Dakota, her sister Rebecca Hughes Barker and brother in law John of Lakewood. Many nieces and nephews.
Her mother Shirley Hughes Norfleet and dad Larry Hughes and brother David predeceased her in death.
A Celebration of Life for her will be on Saturday for close family and friends.
Published: Oct. 16, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 27