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Debra Grimes

February 2, 1954 - June 6, 2011
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Debra D. Grimes February 2, 1954 June 6, 2011 Debra D. Grimes, age 57, of Parker, Arizona passed away at her home on Monday June 6, 2011. She was born February 2, 1954 in Winnemucca, Nevada to Darlene V. Patrick and Stan McGuire. A few years later Darlene married Vernal R Butcher and he adopted Debra and her younger brother. Debra was an upbeat person that always liked to get the families together. She loved to sing, dance and waterski from and early age. She strongly believed in the family bond and loving framework that her mother darlene had started. She was definitely a social butterfly that Always brightened a room. She...
Debra D. Grimes
February 2, 1954
June 6, 2011


Debra D. Grimes, age 57, of Parker, Arizona passed away at her home on Monday June 6, 2011. She was born February 2, 1954 in Winnemucca, Nevada to Darlene V. Patrick and Stan McGuire. A few years later Darlene married Vernal R Butcher and he adopted Debra and her younger brother.

Debra was an upbeat person that always liked to get the families together. She loved to sing, dance and waterski from and early age. She strongly believed in the family bond and loving framework that her mother darlene had started. She was definitely a social butterfly that Always brightened a room.

She attented Bonnville High School in Roy, Utah and worked as a Candy Striper when not in school. She moved to Lone, Washington graduating from Selkirk High School in May of 1974. Working at a popular local restrauant as a waitress she meet Jerry F. Beacham. They married and had 2 children Cody, and Kyle.

Debra moved down to Ogden, Utah to be closer to her mother and father. Eventually in 1981 she moved down to Lake Havasu City to join two of her sisters. In Lake Havasu she began working as a prosthetic technician helping the disabled and amputees. Debra also worked as a waitreess at night to support her two children.

Eventually, her love for all types of activities would lead her to the love of her life. One night while bowling she was introduced to Andrew P. Grimes, and avid bowler and an owner of a construction company in Parker, Arizona. They began to date and instantlly fell in love. They married on August 12, 1989 in Ogden, Utah. After getting married, Debra moved to Parker with her husband and began a career at Parker Unified School District. Working at Wallace Elementary she worked with the mentally and physically challanged children. Debra was a natural motivator and teacher. Unfortunately, after years of pain from numerous medical conditions forced her to retire early. She continued to keep herself an active homemaker with crafts, home decorating and dedicated to raising her two children.

Debra is survived by her husband, Andrew Grimes, Her two sons, Cody and Kyle Beacham, Traci Grimes her daughter, her brothers Phil, Ray, Robert, and Val Butcher, and steve and Scott Mcguire, her sisters, Cathy Bishop, Cheri Brown, Bonnie Madsen and Christy Ramos, and five grandchildren Andrew, Kali, Julian and Reese Beacham and Rhiannon Grimes. Even on her way out of this world she was helping others as an organ donor. She will be dearly missed.

"Debbie,Debbie, Debbie....What a spark plug you were!! You moved into our neighborhood with your 2 good looking sisters and little punk brother and your..." marc robins (ogden, UT)

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