|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1983|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2005|
First of all, I would like to thank Laurel Shimpky Marcucci for creating my daughter Deanna Duran's memoral and then transferring it to me. This memorial has kept me close to her and has brought a sense of peace in my heart. I also thank so many of you for all your visits, honoring and loving Deanna. What a blessing this has been to me "Always and Forever" my Pebbles will be..~
This has been very hard on me to finally put together a Bio for my dear daughter. It has taken me three years, four months, and ten days to do so. There is never a good enough reason for me not to. So here I am, finally.
Deanna Duran went away at a very young age of 21 on June 8, 2005. She was born on December 5, 1983 at Saint Anthony North Hospital in Westminister, Colorado to the parents of Robert and Carolyn Duran. She also has a step Mother Jessica Duran, two brothers, Frankie Duran and Robert Duran Jr. Deanna resided and grew up in Lafeyette Colorado in Boulder County. She also has many cousins that were very close to her. Deanna was also a mother of two beautiful daughters, Danessa and Dakoda. She went to school in Lafeyette and then graduated from high school in 2002 at Centaurus High School.
I remember the day she was born. It was one of the most exciting days of my life. Deanna was the daughter that I always dreamed of having. The very first sight of her was like a bright light shining before me. She had so much hair on her head, it was standing straight up in the air. I spend a lot of time with her in her early years. We were so close to each other. I seen her take her first steps, I even potty trained her. Together we planted a garden and watched it grow. My baby would get so excited! One thing that always comes to my mind and brings a smile to my face is one day I was up early getting ready for work. There she was, up, looking right at me, wanting attention. I was so happy that she was spending time with me before I went to work. She was only about two years old that day. She then climbed up on the couch and told me to watch her. She then jumped down to the floor from the couch. She kept telling me "watch me daddy, watch me." It was so cute. She was really proud of herself about that. Deanna always had the most beautiful smile. My sweetheart was always so happy.
Things between the family then went sour in the marrage and Deanna and I were seperated from each other until the divorce was final. I went through so much back then and turned to alcohol and drugs. This was the root to the seperation of our relationship. As Deanna grew up, I wasn't there for her like I should off. I only seen her occacionaly.
During my tensure assiociating with drugs, I came to my senses to set matters straight before God. I was clean for one year before I did some time in prison. I changed my life style and quit all the things that lured me away from my precious daughter. At the same time I was cleaned up, Deanna's life turned around with the same way that dragged me down. Deanna felt she was is a hole she couldn't get out of. I was then cured and became a new person, but I was a little to late to help Deanna. Deanna commited suicide and took her own life. I really don't think she really wanted to die, she just couldn't cope with her problems. I feel I could of helped her being that I had the same problem. However, her problem was much deeper because Deanna had a heart. The pain of her sensitivity was overwhelming. There are always the thoughts of why, and could of and should of, but now my faith in God keeps my hopes alive at getting another chance with my Angel Daughter Deanna Duran.
Robert Duran ( Deanna's Dad )
I knew Deanna from the Teen Parenting Program where I work with Teens and their babies. She was such a sweet girl and was a great mother to little Danessa. Deanna was a quiet and shy girl and we were unaware of the problems she felt she had. Deanna was a beautiful young mother. She fought the demons as long as she could then took her own life.
Laurel Shimpky Marcucci ( Teen Parenting Counselor )
I wish to thank Ella Searcy, the ANGEL who sponsored this memorial for Deanna. It means so much to me! as did she!
A special thanks to Debbie (Southernatheart) for making these beautiful frames for Deanna's memorial. Thanks Debbie...
Note: DEANNA WILL ALWAYS BE FOREVER....
Maintained by: Robert Duran ~
Originally Created by: Laurel Shimpfky Marcucci
Record added: Aug 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15150699