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Debby Esterly Orne

April 27, 2011

Debby Esterly Orne

Debra “Debby” Suzann Esterly Orne passed away April 18 in Spokane, Washington, at the age of 44, following a brief illness. Debby was born in Glendale, Calif. on August 28, 1966, and lived in La Canada until the age of 14. She attended Mountain Avenue Elementary and Rosemont Junior High School.  Her family, Dave and Peggy Esterly and brother Rick, relocated to Spirit Lake, Idaho in 1980.  Debby graduated from Lakeland High School in Rathdrum, Idaho, and received her AA degree from Kinman College in Spokane, Washington.  She married Russell Orne on October 27, 2001. Debby enjoyed working with her husband in the businesses they owned. Debby was very active with her children, Brandon and Chelsea Streibeck, involved in Girl Scouts, sports and many fundraising activities throughout their school years.  Debby was an avid gardener and scrap-booker, documenting every year and trip in detail. She loved the outdoors, and put loving care into every detail of their beautiful log home on the Coeur D’Alene River. She was instrumental in the founding of “Rathdrum Christmas for All”, a charity to provide a joyful holiday season to those in her town who are less fortunate.   She was a cheerful, energetic, giving soul. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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Debby is survived by her husband, Russell Orne of Rathdrum, Idaho; children Brandon and Chelsea Streibeck; parents Dave and Peggy Esterly, formerly of La Canada, currently of Spirit Lake, Idaho; brother Rick Esterly and his wife Monette of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; her grandfather John G. Esterly, formerly of La Canada, currently of Rathdrum, Idaho.; Uncle Jack and Aunt Barbara Esterly of Alliance, Ohio; Uncle Brian and Aunt Kathy Esterly of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Aunt Lynne Esterly Jones of Show Low, Arizona; and Aunt Lucy Esterly of Glendale, California.  She leaves many cousins living throughout the United States, and many, many friends.

Services were held at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur D’Alene on April 23, with internment at Coeur D’Alene Memorial Gardens. A memorial may be viewed at yatesfuneralhomes.com. Donations may be made to “Rathdrum Christmas for All” in memory of Debby Orne.

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