Deborah Hovde

Obituary of Deborah Lynn Hovde

Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Hovde February 13, 1959 – August 13, 2021 Debbie was born in Bellingham, Washington on February 13, 1959 to Evelyn (Leenders) and Lewis Hovde and passed away August 13, 2021 in Bellingham at the age of 62. Her early years were spent in Sumas where she lived an active, fun filled life and later moved to Bellingham graduating from Sehome High School in 1977. Debbie then began a successful career working for Nordstrom in both Bellingham and Seattle. Her congenial personality led to multiple awards and accolades. Debbie will be remembered most for her kind and caring nature, sense of humor, and beautiful smile. Debbie is survived by her partner of 24 years, Mark Dittrich and Mark’s mother Carol, her daughter Lauren Hovde-Mumma (Jake Peeples), son Mark Holtrop, Mother Evelyn, and brothers Douglas (Rachel), Donald (Arenda), and David (Lori Fransen) and several nieces & nephews. Debbie was predeceased by her father Lewis in 2008. Her family & friends pray God has provided Debbie the peace she has always been searching for. A private service will be held later, and Debbie will be laid to rest at the Sumas cemetery alongside her father, grandparents, and aunts and uncles.
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