Debra Christine Foord
Debra Christine Foord
  • October 14, 1956 - October 28, 2017
  • Pacific Grove, California

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Debra (Debbie) Christine Newell, a lifelong resident of Monterey County, passed away unexpectedly on October 28, 2017. Debbie grew up in Pacific Grove, where she attended St. Angela's Grammar School and Pacific Grove High School. She worked for the Herald as a young woman, and went on to become a medical transcriptionist, working for many doctors across the peninsula for decades. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Carmela Newell, and her son Christopher. She is survived by her daughter Nicole, her son-in-law Ryan, her grandchildren Shayla and Reid - in whom she endlessly delighted - and her siblings: Gloria Webster, Mike Newell, Juanita Russo, and Madeleine Head. In addition, she had a large and close-knit extended family, including many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, all of whom she cherished. Debbie loved animals - especially her black lab Rocky, her cat Rose, and giraffes - connecting with friends over Facebook, and enjoying a delicious meal and a good glass of Chardonnay with loved ones. However, spoiling her grandchildren and watching them participate in local sports was her favorite pastime. Services for Debbie will be held on Friday, November 10th at 11 am St. Angela's Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your favorite animal rescue organization in Debbie's name.