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“Remembering fun times during our Austin years. May God bless your family during this sad time. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jim McGlothlin

“Dear Rusty: We were so saddened to read about Debbies passing in the Houston Chronicle. Our condolences to you and all of Debbies family. Bruce...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Bruce Montague - Pointblank, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was a sweet, sweet lady and always had a smile on her face. Robin, remember the year my kids gave me...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jo Ella Toller - Cypress, TX

“I was saddened to learn of Debbie's passing. She was always smiling with a twinkle in her eye. I am proud to be her friend. May she rest at peace...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Reed - Georgetown, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the joys and warmth of your memories can ease your pain at this time. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Umiker

“Words can't begin to express my sorrow in losing one of my dearest friends, who I will miss. She was in my wedding & we were pregnant with our first...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Wildy Norris - Houston, TX

“My deepest sympathy to Debbie's family. May your precious memories carry you through this sorrowful time. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Rivera

“Debbie and I were friends in high school and at Sam Houston State. We double dated, and had many girlfiend talks in those days. She was a great...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: marlene walker - houston, TX

“Debbie & I have been friends since 1958. We were roommates at Sam Houston State, then Tom & I married, she & Billy married & all four went to Texas...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Judie Cannon Fox - LOGANVILLE, GA

“I remember Debbie as high spirited, and full of energy. She was enthusiastic and had a positive attitude. She had many friends at Austin High...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Lois Black - Houston, TX

“We are so sorry to lose our neighbor. Our condolences to Debbie's family. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Jan & Larry Steen - Georgetown, TX

“Debbie was such a loving person. Her smile was so heartwarming and her personality was so engaging. Her family was so important to her and she...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Rodman - Georgetown, TX

“My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, grandmother and a friend to many. Debbie was a wonderful, kind and loving woman. It was an honor to...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Patty Rooney - Georgetown, TX


Deborah Elizabeth Savage passed away at the age of 73 on February 14, 2014. Deborah was born on October 31, 1940 in Houston, Texas. She lived there until her move to Georgetown four years ago.

Deborah's parents, Russell Dewitt and Moses Rae Anthony, and her beloved husband, William Riley Savage, affectionately known as Billy, preceded her in death.
She married Billy on December 21, 1960 and they shared their lives together with their children: Robin Gilleland (Greg) and Richard Savage (Patty) of Georgetown.
Robin and Greg brought sweet grandchildren: Garrett, Payton and Kylie Gilleland into the family. Richard and Patty gave Deborah two more adorable grandchildren: Samantha and Parker Savage. Deborah is also survived by her brother: Rusty Anthony and his wife, Lorelli of College Station, Texas.

After graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1958 in Houston, Texas, Deborah went on to attend Sam Houston State University. She married Billy in 1960 and moved to College Station where she began her lifelong love of Texas A&M. She and Billy also lived in Milwaukee, WI. and St. Louis, Mo., before settling back in Houston in 1972. She then worked for the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District for 22 years, retiring in 1995. Debbie enjoyed traveling the world with Billy on his business trips. Her most important role was that of being a mother and grandmother. She cherished all the time that was spent with her family celebrating cherished holidays. Some of her fondest childhood memories were her summers spent on the West Ranch with her beloved Mommie Parker and Popeye.

A funeral to honor Deborah's life will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633. Additionally, there will be a ceremony in Houston, Texas at Forest Park-Westheimer on Friday, February 21st. Visitation from 10:00-11:00am, followed with Graveside service and burial at 11:00 a.m.

Those honored to serve as Pallbearers will be Greg and Garrett Gilleland, Parker Savage, Craig Johnson, Mark Dawson and Terry Parker.
Memorials can be made in honor of Deborah's grandchildren to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation jdrf.org or Riverviewschool.org.

You may share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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