Tahlequah Daily Press

Obituaries

June 23, 2014

Debra A. Bryan

TAHLEQUAH — TULSA – Debra A. Bryan a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Thursday, June 19. She was born August 27, 1952, in Tulsa, to Earl J. and Billie Ruth Miller.

She grew up in the Carbondale area, graduating from Daniel Webster High School in 1970. She served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era as a pharmacy technician. She later attended Northeastern State University and earned a master’s degree in psychology. Debbie became a licensed professional counselor and a school psychologist. She spent her career working mostly with children and families.

Debbie was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and spent several years acting as a foster parent for Native American children while living and working in the Tahlequah area. She worked hard to instill values in children that would provide them with tools for a successful and productive future.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by husband of 13 years, Gerald “Jerry” Bryan; sons, Earl Beck and wife Kandi of Broken Arrow, Wyatt Beck and wife Melissa of Dallas, Oregon; six grandchildren; sister, Tonda Roberts of Tahlequah; 3 nieces; many other relatives and her sweet dog, Geetlie. Debbie will also be missed by many friends and colleagues.

Donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 24. The service is at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 25. Both at Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel, Tulsa. Interment will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel, 1908 S. Memorial, Tulsa, 918-622-1155.

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