Deborah Ann Harper

Deborah Ann HarperDeborah Harper passed away suddenly October 17, 2020. Born November 17, 1966 to Jerry E. and Catherine A Segler, she was a 1984 graduate of Burroughs High School.

A loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother, she adored her family “To the Moon and Back.” Her greatest joys in life were cheering on her Son Michael, with whom she had the most caring and special relationship, and doting on her Grandchildren. She would beam in happiness just watching her Grandbabies laugh and giggle. She loved them so much. Her and her Son Michael would spend hours upon hours talking together about any topic. She was his greatest cheerleader, and he is hers as well. She always said she wanted most to be with her Husband anywhere, anytime, and anyplace. He certainly felt the same way. Debbie was a person who loved deeply and received love in return.

A woman of great character and ambition, Debbie worked her entire career at NAWS China Lake as an Information Technology Manager. She loved all things music, and could name any artist/song in just a few notes. She and her Husband David would spend so many happy evenings in the backyard outdoor kitchen listening to music and enjoying each other’s company. She loved to be challenged to a game of “Name that tune” and always smiled doing so. She loved traveling, camping, quad riding and loved being near the sea. Boating was another of her passions. From waterskiing with her family as a child, sailing her sailboat off the coast, to cruising all over the Caribbean, she was at home at the water. She treasured peace and tranquility amongst all. She was the ultimate peacemaker, and would strive to bring people together. Everyone who knew her loved Debbie. While so many of us will no doubt grieve her loss, let us also celebrate the enormous legacy this humble, kind and loving woman has left behind. Her truly unconditional love will forever be in our hearts.

Debbie was preceded in death by her Father, Jerry. She is survived by her Husband of 32 years, David, and Son Michael, as well as Grandchildren Lyrik, Koda, Kadence, Aletheia and Loki. She is also survived by her Mother, Cathy Segler, Sister, Tammy (Mike) Thoms, Nieces Faith and Hope, all of Ridgecrest.

Her puppy Harpo misses her dearly.

As a cancer survivor, in lieu of flowers, Debbie would ask that donations in her name be made to the Tyler Robinson Foundation for pediatric cancer at

Out of caution and love for everyone, memorial arrangements will be made after the pandemic has ended.

Story First Published: 2020-11-17