Debbie Rakke, 56, a resident of Clear Lake, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Skagit Valley Hospital from a courageous battle of Stage 4 Colon Cancer.
Debbie was born in July of 1961 to Nancy Brown and Burgess Rakke in Germany. The oldest of four daughters, Debbie was the “caretaker” of the family and enjoyed being a positive presence for all. Debbie’s biggest achievement was being a mother to her children ages 38, 35, and 34 and a doting grandmother of 5 grandchildren ages 19, 16, 12, 9 and 6. Debbie is known for her sarcastic, non-filtered, tell it like it is attitude. She spoke her mind and always loved with all her heart. She touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Debbie is survived by her life-partner; her three children; her five grandchildren; her mother; three sisters; nieces and nephews and countless others who love her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her father; her “in-law” parents; a sister; a few long-time friends, and distant relatives from both mother and father’s side of the family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sedro-Woolley Community Church (901 Talcott St) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00pm. A second service will be held in the Spring for relatives and friends who are not able to make the first service who also wish to say their final goodbyes. Time, date, and place are pending.
Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. The family asks that donations are to be made in her honor to the North Puget Cancer Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.