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Deborah Dawn "Debi" Agin-Ploeger Leverence
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1958
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2011
Springfield
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Debi was the daughter David M Agin and his first wife Bettye (who is still living). Deborah Dawn Agin was born 30 Jan 1958 and died 5 Mar 2011. After the divorce of her parents Debi and her Mom shared their life in the Jackson Co area. Debi's grandmother Virginia cared for Debi while her mother worked at the VA hospital in Kansas City, MO.
Virginia's husband, Debi's step grand father gave Debi a beautiful pony when she was 5 years old. Debi so loved that pony. In order to be closer to her work, Bettye and Debi moved to an apartment complex in Shawnee area of Kansas City, KS when Debi was 9 and half years old. Debi made a close friend of a girl her age who lived in an apartment next door. The two girls enjoyed walking to school together but mostly going for a swim in the heated pool, especially in the winter. They also rode their sleds in on the many snowy days. When Debi's mother was considering remarrying she talked to Debi's school teacher about adjustment problems with a move to a new school in a different state. Her teacher said that Debi would never have trouble making new friends and was correct. Bettye married an Army officer assigned to the beautiful, quaint, and historic Presidio of Monterey, location of the military language school. Debi adopted with ease to living in the little house next to the large historic two stories Victorian house where one of the generals lived. At this age Debi had light brown hair, freckles with the blue eyes of both of her parents. She made many friends at the public school in Monterey but her best buddies were Rachel, Jewish heritage; Sherry, African American, and Grace her very best friend, Asian. It was fun looking at the ocean from the front yard and living on this small military base. All her life Debi accepted everyone as a friend which at times had less than positive outcomes. It was while living at the Presidio that Deborah Dawn Agin was adopted and became Deborah Dawn Ploeger.
The family was living in an old Victorian in the little town of Odessa, MO when Debi almost lost her life. It was the last day of school when she was 15 yrs old. Unknown to her parents she and her classmates went to one of the local lakes. There were 3 of them in a row boat. Debi was at one end, a boy in the middle, and another girl at the other end. The boy started being funny standing and pretending to overturn the boat. When the boat capsized, all three went to the lake. Debi who was a wonderful swimmer said she attempted to grab the boy's hand while they were under the water but his hand slipped through hers. The police told her that had she been able to hold his hand he would have pulled her down with him because the large boots that came up to his mid calf pulled him to the bottom of the lake.
Debi Ploeger married Matthew Allan Leverence at the home of his adopted parents, biological uncle, Robert Matthew Leverence 1929 IL-1989 CA and Bob's wife Vera Lucille Koffroth 1928 OH-1999 OR. Matt was born 14 Jul 1962 and died from a diabetic coma 25 Sep 2004 at Eugene, Oregon. Debi had a son from a previous relationship and two sons with Matt.
Debi was born in Independence MO and lived in other places: Shawnee, Kansas, SE Arizona, Oak Hills area of Monterey, CA, Salinas, CA, Reedsport, OR, Portland, OR and finally in the lovely quaint town of Florence on the Oregon coast.

After complaining on three separate days of a severe headache to physicians at the small hospital in Florence, Oregon on Mar 4, 2011 when she became unresponsive she was air lifted to the River Bend Hospital at Springfield (adjacent city to Eugene, Oregon). Within hours of notification of Debi's dire condition her mother took a desperate 5 hour flight from her home in rural SE Arizona to Eugene. Within hours of her mother's arrival a scan showed that Debi was clinically dead from a cerebral aneurysm. Shortly life support was withdrawn with Debi in her mother's arms. Debi had assigned her body upon her death be donated. Her skin was used to help burn victims. Her mother an RN, MSN gave Debi her final death bath. A mother brings a child into the world and it is a wonderful gift to give her the last ritual, a final bath.

Debi descends from many patriots of the American Revolution. 
 
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 Parents:
  David M Agin (1931 - 2005)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Middle son has ashes for his mom, Debi and his dad Matthew
 
Created by: Bettye Sue
Record added: Jul 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114330837
 

 
 
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