Ms Debra Wilson

July 27, 1950 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 70)


Debra Lynn (Dowding) Wilson passed away peacefully on November 6, 2020 following a short illness. Debby was born on July 27, 1950 to Kenneth and Betty (Duckham) Dowding in Fredonia Township, Calhoun County, Michigan. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1968 and on March 1, 1969 she married Dennis Lee Wilson in Marshall. The next twenty-eight years was spent moving around the country as Dennis pursued his career in the US Navy. They raised three daughters, Pamela Austin, Robyn Jackson, and Cristine (Jacob) Stephenson. While living in Jacksonville, Florida, she graduated, passed the state exam, and became an RN. Upon returning to Michigan, she ran for township office, was elected, and spent the next sixteen years as the Convis Township Treasurer, retiring in 2016. Debby enjoyed traveling, being around family and friends, and geocaching. She and Dennis' geocaching adventures took them to many locations in forty-four US states and the providence of Ontario, Canada. Debby was preceded in death by her father and mother, Kenneth Dowding and Betty Dowding; and her brother Douglas Dowding. She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Dennis Wilson; daughters, Pamela, Robyn, and Cristine; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; her sister, Dixie (Dennis) Pardoe and brother, Donald (Kay) Dowding. Cremation has taken place and Debra requested a celebration of life be held in the spring. Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. Please visit to view the online obituary, sign the guest book or leave messages for the family.

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