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Deborah Ann Soappman

date of birth February 11 1968

date of death August 3 2017

Deborah Ann Soappman, 49, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at her home in Tigard, Oregon. She leaves behind her beloved husband of almost 23 years, Raymond; her daughter, Carolyn; her son, Alexander; a dear friend, Amanda Middaugh and many close friends and colleagues

She is also survived by her parents, William and Carol Sullivan; two brothers, Joe and David; her sister, Cynthia and many other family members.

Debbie and Ray met as young teenagers at high school in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

By the time they graduated from Bloom Trail High School in 1986, they were inseparable.

After being married in 1994, they worked on a new life together and literally threw a dart at a map to see where they would live. The state of Oregon was chosen and they packed their bags and left everything behind in a matter of months in late 1997.

Since then, Debbie was busy building a new business, raising children, volunteering at school functions, helping with the band program and still somehow finding time to make the family a traditional meal!

In the latter years, her passion for automobiles grew and she had much joy displaying them and entertaining the guests at various assisted living facilities.

In June of 2013, she was diagnosed with colon cancer, but that did not deter her. She fought it with every ounce of energy she had.

Even less than 24 Hrs. before her passing, she was busy doing invoicing for her business and other paperwork next to her bed. An Amazing woman in every sense of the word.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 31, 6:00pm, at the Southwest Church of Christ Located at 9725 SW Durham Road Tigard, Oregon 97224


10 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Kellie Cloud You were a lovely person and amazing mother. You will be missed.

Candle lit by The Wray's and the Doolin kids

Candle lit by Ray Soappman Debbie, you are what makes me complete.... Can't imagine living without you by my side... But I have no choice. I will always love and miss you dearly. Until we meet again,Ray

Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Doreen Sharpe Debbie you inspired many on our refunding board Refund Cents. You will be missed. Though we didn't know you in person we feel we have lost a dear friend. My sympathies to your family.

Candle lit by Shirley and Brent Barton Debbie, You were a good friend on the internet; and you are indeed missed.

Candle lit by Carol Prayers for Debbie's family whom she loved so greatly. She will be missed by the friends she has made on Refunding Makes Cents. She was an inspiration to the many lives she touched by her posts to the site. She was so brave.

Candle lit by Susan Fulkerson You will be missed on Refund Cents boards. Rest in peace

Candle lit by Dave Sullivan With Love, Dave Jill and Gabby

Candle lit by Sue Polaski Debbie and her family will be in my prayers. Debbie was such an example of strength and grace all through her fight with cancer.