June 20, 1952-May 11, 2023
It’s with immense sadness that we must announce the sudden passing of our Mother Deborah Dee Waterman. A beloved Mom, Grandma, sister, and friend, Debbie passed away on May 11th, 2023 in Pleasanton, CA surrounded by loved ones.
There aren’t enough words to express the influence and impact a wonderful soul like Debbie had on the lives of her children, family and friends. Debbie was born June 20th 1952 to Charles and Dee Foster. The oldest of 7, Debbie developed a nurturing spirit by looking after her siblings. Debbie remained close to her family throughout her life spending time visiting Arizona where most of her sisters and Mom reside.
After starting a family in Tucson, Debbie relocated to California in 1993 where she raised her children with Daniel Waterman. It was here she found her “tribe of friends” who supported her and loved her deeply. Anyone who knew Deb can tell you how fun, energetic and free spirited she was. It was common to find Debbie on the phone with one of her sisters or girlfriends, telling jokes and laughing for hours.
Debbie was a loving mother and grandmother. She lived for her kids Kevin, Sarah, and Brian as well as her grandkids Trevor, Isabelle, Noah, Ellie and Camden. She was also mother in law to Justin, Evelyn, and Gail, and second mother to Felicia (among many others). Family was always the most important thing in her life. She raised her children with love, kindness, understanding, and acceptance. Our home was always open to friends for gatherings, Holidays, and extended stays. She never missed a sports game, dance practice, or school event. She dedicated her life to her family.
Debbie’s bright aura and positive energy came from her belief that we are all connected spiritually. She lived as a being of “light” and believed in the healing power of love and positivity. You could be your true self around her without fear of judgement or negativity - she accepted everyone as they are. Her caring nature was also obvious in the way she loved her animal friends. Not only did Debbie adopt dogs and cats as our family pets, she went out of her way to care for strays and local wildlife.
She had so much life to live and love to give, the hole in our hearts will never be replaced. If you know Debbie, then you know we were blessed to have had such a pure and caring soul in our lives. We take comfort knowing she has joined her Father, Charles Foster, in the journey after life.