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Deborah "Debbie" Buffington

September 19, 1964 — February 7, 2022

Deborah “Debbie” Inez Buffington, 57

Deborah “Debbie” Inez Buffington, 57, of Kellogg, Idaho, passed away February 7, 2022 at Kootenai Health of Coeur d’ Alene.  She was born September 19, 1964 in Anderson, South Carolina; Debbie was the daughter of John Billy and Lucille Alice (Sprankle) Buffington.

Debbie attended and graduated from the Big Sky High School of Missoula, Montana.  She moved to the Silver Valley in 2004 from Spokane, Washington.

Debbie had first worked as a Nanny in New York for six years; she then worked for Employment Screening Services of Spokane and lastly, Debbie served as an insurance agent for Guardian Insurance of Spokane.

Debbie loved craft work and created many beautiful things; while residing at Mountain Valley of Cascadia of Kellogg, she helped decorate for holidays and special occasions and taught art classes.  Debbie was also in charge of movie night at Mountain Valley and was honored as “Resident of the year”.  She loved and enjoyed her family and was affectionately known as “Queen Debbie The Magnificent” to her nieces and nephews.

Debbie is survived by two sisters Kristine “Kris” Harr of Kellogg, Stephanie Buffington of Spokane, Washington; one brother David Morris (Venus) also of Spokane; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.  Debbie was preceded in death by her parents John “Billy” and Lucille.

Cremation will take place and Private Family Services will be held.

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