Obituaries » Deborah I (Coates) Meyers
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April 2, 1951 - April 23, 2021
Deborah Irene Coates was born in Monrovia, CA, on April 2, 1951, the daughter of Lloyd and Lorene Coates. She grew up in various locations in California, Oklahoma and Texas, graduating from Muskogee High School in Oklahoma. Debbie lived her younger adult years in Tulsa and moved to Houston, Texas, in 1986. She married Patrick Meyers in 1991 and they worked in the Oil and Gas Industry in Houston until their retirement.
In late 2016, Debbie and Pat retired to property that they owned since the mid-1990’s near Sandpoint, Idaho. Debbie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May of 2019 and succumbed on April 23, 2021 to this dreadful disease, with family by her side.
Debbie is survived by her husband Patrick, step-children Hilarie Sehorn (Michael) with granddaughters Audrey and Bridget; Tristram Meyers (Christina) with grandchildren Caleb Meyers (Quinn) and great-grandson Oliver, Casey McDonald (Noah), Caitlin Holifield (Charlie), Aiden and Natalie; April O’Quinn (Chris) with grandson Wyatt; and Greg Meyers (Teresa) with grandson Nick Wallace (Lisa) with great-granddaughters Natalie and Abby, plus granddaughters Jeseka Wallace, Shaye Wallace, Julia Meyers and Sofia Meyers. Debbie is also survived by her brothers: Edward (Pete) Coates, Ronald Coates (Edna), Robert Coates, and Frank Bartholet (Jeannette) and many others in their extended families. Pat’s siblings Margaret, Tom, Jenny, Katherine and John and their families have been very close to Debbie as well.
Debbie had a bubbly personality and loved to cook, taking various cooking classes (even one in Provence with Kathie Alex at Julia Child’s former home) and conducting cooking classes while living in Norway. She and her longtime friend Sandi Wallace (Woolverton) have been great friends and were roommates in the late 1970’s in Tulsa, where they hit the town as the Bingham sisters (identical twins, no less). She made great friends easily throughout her life. She loved travel, nice artwork, premium purses, jewelry, clothing, and sports cars. She adored her pets. Debbie would not go out in public without her signature red lipstick. During their marriage, Debbie and Pat traveled to many places in Europe while living in Norway for over 3 years, plus Egypt, Singapore, Thailand, Bali and Mexico.
Debbie’s remains will be cremated. A celebration of Debbie’s life will be planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to local cancer care charities Celebrate Life or Community Cancer Services.