When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had these years. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you have to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time I traveled on alone. So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust, It’s only for awhile that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away, for life goes on, so if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near. –and if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all of my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile, and “welcome home”
On November 1, 2013, after a long, hard fought battle Deborah Anne Dillberg has gone home. Debbie was preceded in death by her grandparents Vernon and Anna Stiles and Charles and Alta Coker. She is survived by her parents, Homer and Vivian Coker, two siblings, her loving husband of 38 years, Ray Dillberg, three children, two step children and nine grandchildren.
Debbie was born March 23, 1953 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, but lived the majority of her life in Oklahoma. In the late 60’s her family settled in Edmond where she attended and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School. In 1975 she married the love of her life at Penn Avenue Methodist Church and within the next four years started a family. In 1986 she packed up the family and moved from Oklahoma City back to Edmond, where she lived for the next 27.5 years.
In addition to raising her family she worked full time as President of the family owned business. In 2012 she took her love of cooking and opened her own bakery. Debbie always gave 110% in every aspect of her life, but no matter what her family always came first. Her smile always lit up the room and she never met a stranger. She was selfless and always put the needs of others ahead of her own, never asking for anything in return.
No matter how complicated things got, she never complained and always had a smile on her face. Whether it was a big family affair or just a small get together, she always made sure everything was perfect and a good time was had by all. Memorial service will be held on November 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Waterloo Road Church of Christ, located at 4404 E. Waterloo Road, Edmond, OK.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Debbie Dillberg to Hope Financial Assistance Fund, at OU Foundation, Stephens Cancer Center, P.O. Box 26901, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126.
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