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Deborah Coombs

November 20, 1952 — April 1, 2021

Cottonwood Hegihts

The Angels came and took my Bride, while I sat close by her side. Free to soar above the clouds and run through grass with the dogs of our past. Her son and daughter met her at the Gate, as for me I'll just have to wait. Fly be free until we meet again. I love you baby to the very end. ~MPC

April 1, 2021. She passed tonight at 10 pm. I was sitting next to her holding her hand talking to my old hunting  buddy on the phone and she squeezed my hand and just stopped breathing. She went very peaceful and in no pain. I prayed to God to please if you won't fix her take her quickly so she doesn't suffer any more  and he sent His Angels to take her home.

Deborah Kay Carlson Coombs was born November 20, 1952 to Francis Harvey Carlson and Katherine Gillespie at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She left this world April 1, 2021 at her home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah with her husband and two of her sons close at hand.

Deb graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City in 1971, then attended Stevens-Heneger College. In 1985 she met Micheal Paul Coombs and on February 14, 1987 they married. As a result of that union she gained the daughter she always wanted and together they raised the four sons she was blessed with from her previous relationship. Deb and Mike endured many hardships throughout their marriage but through it all they endeavor to persevere. They made numerous trips to Piute County to fish and hunt with their dear and long time friends the Daltons, trips to The Manila and Flaming Gorge where she got to catch Kokanee salmon with The Mayor and Capt Jeff, lots of trips to Southern California to her Brother Jimmy's.They also were lucky enough to make several trips together to Florida, Lake Tahoe, New Orleans where they toured the French Quarter and Bayous, up to New England in the Fall to enjoy the changing colors and to the coast of Maine and Cape Cod. Their latest adventures after Deb lost her leg in 2012 were to Hawaii where she was able to get in the ocean of which she loved, and a cruise to the inside passage of Alaska where she got to see Whales. Deb loved to Golf and fish, and cook for her husband, she would often tell him she just enjoyed watching him eat. She was an avid Gamer which drove Micheal nuts! She came across hard but once in her circle she loved just as hard and unconditionally.

Deb was preceded in death by her Parents, 3 older brothers Roger, James and Stephen. Sister in Law Yvonne. Son Nathan and Daughter Amy Lynn and many fur babies, most recently Stanley and Sally. She is survived by her Loving Husband Micheal, sons Nick (Ginger) Tarabetz, Terry and Stephen Tarabetz, Grandchildren Thea Avery, Juniper Rowan, Finnegan NilesTarabetz and Nathaniel and Sebastian Garay. Sister in Law Chris Carlson. Many nieces and nephews, her dogs Sadie and Mandy Blue, her YaYa Sisterhood two very special friends Birgit Chinook and Georgi Dalton (more like sisters) and a special cousin (also like a sister) Wendy Nelson.

There will be a Graveside service Friday April 9th at Noon at Mountain View Memorial Estates 3115 E. 7800 So. Cottonwood Heights, Utah (Very Back North End of Cemetery) . If you plan to attend please practice social distancing and wear a mask. Thank you.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to Humane Society of Utah ,

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah

or the Utah Cancer Society.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Utah

3115 E 7800 S, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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