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Debra Aitchison Buttermore was born Aug. 27, 1951, and returned to the Lord May 15, 2013, after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a fall at home in March.
Debra also suffered from Polycistic Kidney Disease (PKD), and  her recovery was complicated  by the  long-term effects of dialysis. She was on the transplant list for almost four years.
She was a magnificent wife to Brad and a very special mother to sons Michael and Christopher, who meant everything to her and who received love and care that will never be replaced.
Debbi also loved her dogs, Lilly and Savannah. They were the ultimate confidants for life’s troubles and gave her love unconditionally.
Debbi was the rock of her family and provided them, along with her brother, sisters, and many dear friends, with many happy memories and a very special gathering each Thanksgiving holiday.
She was a strong woman and a leader who sought no recognition for her volunteer work and many acts of kindness. She will be sorely missed by the many she has touched.
Debbi spent most of her career in Texas working for the Henry S. Miller Company and later managing the corporate facilities for the Lomas Financial Group. She has more recently managed facilities programs for Cable Interiors, Construction Management Solutions and Coronal Construction, a group of companies  primarily serving the banking industry.
Debbi was born in Tinley Park, Ill., to John J. and Maryann Hostrup Aitchison.  
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Bradley S. Buttermore; her sons, Michael Aitchison Rossi of Dallas and Christopher Aitchison Buttermore of Wichita Falls; her father, Jack, and her brother, Jack Jr., of Tinley Park, Ill., and her sisters, Cheryl Aitchison Godfrey of Seminole, Fla., and Lorin Aitchison Valk of Oshkosh, Wis.
Debbi and her family are members of the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall and are blessed with friends from all walks of life who shared an abundance of happy and fun times and provided a lifetime of memories.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Rockwall, 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall, Texas 75087.
Stargazer lilies were her favorite flower; and for those who wish, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the PKD Foundation in her name.
Visit and sign a guest book at www.rockwallheraldbanner.com.
Published on  May 17, 2013
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