Debra Ann Kodesh, 59, of Brookings, passed away peacefully at home with her husband and dog by her side on July 22, 2019.  She was born on October 17, 1959, in John Day, Oregon to parents Anton and Mona Kodesh.

She worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation for 23 years.  Debra started her career in Farewell Bend and later transferred to Burns.  She spent the last 12 years of her career at the Brookings DMV office where she retired.

Debra first met Bruce in the fall of 2003 in eastern Oregon.  She loved to travel everywhere but her favorite place to travel was the coast.  One of her favorite things to do was to take her dog Brooke to the beach or the river.  She was such a positive person with a warm and caring personality. Debra’s smile was big and vibrant and she shared it with everyone, no matter who they were.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father.  She is survived by her husband, Bruce Ward, of Brookings; her brother, Anthony Kodesh, of Casper, Wyoming; and sister, Marie Kodesh, of Pendleton, Oregon.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sat. Aug. 10, 2019 at 11am at “Capella By the Sea” in Azalea Park in Brookings, Oregon.

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