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Debra Kay (Morris) White


January 11, 2021

Debra Kay (Morris) White

March 27, 1957 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 63)

Debra "Deby" Kay (Morris) White, age 63, of Onigum, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 6th, 2021 at home. She was born on March 27, 1957 in Cass Lake, MN the daughter of Marcella "Marcy" and William Buck.

Deby attended and graduated from Walker High School. Right after high school, she enlisted in the Unites States Army and served her country for three years. During that time, she married her "BFF" Gary White. Deby returned home after being honorably discharged and went to work as a manager at the Northern Lights Casino; she worked there for many years before retiring. Deby spent her retired years with her best friend, her grandson, her baby Cai. She loved all her pets, Binky, Toady, Rez, Fluffy and Sheba dearly. Deby was especially proud of her kids, Alicia and Sonny, for continuing their schooling and graduating with degrees and doing it with honors. She looked forward to walking across the yard to visit and have coffee with her mom Marcy every day. Deby also loved being outdoors and hunting. Her spirit will be missed by many.

Family that Deby is reunited with are her grandson, William Bowstring IV; father, William Buck; grandparents, niece, Leanne Dick; nephew, Brenton Headbird; in-laws, Shirley and Lyman White, Sr .; sister-in-law, Deb Isham and many other relatives.

She leaves behind her grandson, Cai Bowstring; daughter, Alicia (Bill) Bowstring; mother, Marcy Buck; husband, Gary White; sisters, Cindy and Tootie Morris and Yvonne Amundson; brother, Wallace Morris, Jr .; sisters-in-law, Vicki and Carol White and Marilyn Harrison; brother-in-law, Lyman White, Jr., numerous nieces, nephews and family members and friends.

Wake services for Deby will begin at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10th and continue until her 11:00 a.m. memorial mass on Tuesday, January 12th all being held at the Onigum Community Center in Onigum, MN. Father Matthew Cobb will officiate. Deby's honorary pallbearers are William Bowstring III, Petty Officier Second Class Zachary Rayn Bowstring, Bradley White, Preston Dick, Michael White, Raleigh White, Eric Isham, Billy Joe Amundson, George Wittner III, Micky Wittner and Alex Negrette. At Deby's request, her cremated remains will be treasured by her daughter.

Deby's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




January 10, 2021

6:00 PM

Onigum Community Center

Onigum Road

Onigum , Minnesota 56484

Memorial Mass


January 12, 2021

11:00 AM

Onigum Community Center

Onigum Road

Onigum , Minnesota 56484


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