Ogden/Livonia: October 21, 2017 at age 64 years. Predeceased by her parents Howard & Catherine (Mattison) Gorton, and step-father Gerald Turner; husbands, Eric Dytche, James Whitbourne, and Richard “Rick” Smith; siblings; Howard “Teddy” Gorton, Donna Brandow, and Linda Turner; grand-daughter Liberty Ann Widger; and step-daughter Jessica (Smith) Briggs. Survived by her beloved Robert “Bob” Beal & family; daughters; Jodi (Greg) Crego, Renee (Adam) Widger, Brandi (Brent) Martin, and Stacey (Erik) Gleason, step-son Spencer Smith; grandchildren, Nick and Zoe Crego, Josh, Amanda, and Stacey Alberti, Whitney and Taryn Widger, Wyatt, Ava, and Travis Martin, Theodore “Teddy” and Scarlett Gleason. Also survived by siblings; Gary (Nancy) Gorton, Lynn (Carolyn) Gorton, Leigh (Martie) Gorton, and Jerry (Deanna) Turner; mother-in-law Mary Lou Koester, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Debbie was a loving and devoted mother, sister, aunt and friend and her grandchildren were her passion and delight. She was always active and enjoyed time with her partner who exposed her to new and exciting adventures. Filled with compassion and interest for others, Debbie made friends easily and opened her arms to everyone she sensed needed it. She loved to host and entertain and enjoyed crafts, line-dancing, interior decorating, family gatherings and spoiling her grand kids. Debbie was quick with a smile and young at heart. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 2nd, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY where her Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 3rd, at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Rush, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Bivona Child Advocacy Center, 1 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14608. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com