Debra Lynn Fernandes

March 1954 ~ December 2019

About the Service

Memorial service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12:30p.m. Celebration of Life will be held at Turlock Fairgrounds Bldg E2 at 1:30p.m.

Debra was born to Sonny and Lolita Remo in 1954 and passed away at the age of 65 with her family by her side.  She was a dancer her whole life and loved it.  She taught tap and jazz for many years.  Debra enjoyed helping her community through dance and by participating in Relay For Life over the years.  She treasured time spent with her family and friends and her grandchildren who loving called her “Bama”.

She leaves behind her husband Mark Fernandes; children Glenn, Korie and Kellie; siblings Tracy, Dennis, Kevin, Karen, Carla and Raymond; grandchildren Eppi, Dominic, Shaya, Hailie, Primo, Sage, Jace and Aaryn; great grandchildren Emmersyn and Elijah.  Debra was preceded in death by her parents and grandson D.J.

Memorial service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12:30p.m.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Turlock Fairgrounds Bldg E2 at 1:30p.m. We would love to have everyone there to show, share and see the love our mom shared with everyone.

Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.


Remembrances

  1. I will truly miss my dearest friend we met in Redwood city in the late 70’s she watched my kids while I worked.We became close friends over the years,we were brownie leaders together and years of taking our kids to tap class at Studio S in Redwood city. We also were in the adult mother’s tap and jaz class. We remained close friends until her passing. I will always love her and miss her very much. I know we will meet again.your friend always Debra Kapic

  2. Sending out my deepest condolences and prayers to the Fernandez family at this time. Debbie will be surely missed. I have known Debbie for 50 years since Carlmont High School days.We had remained friends all these years. She use to babysit my kids when they were little when she use to do daycare for kids. Then she stopped do daycare her sister Tracy would watch them. She had just this amazing zest for life as I did. I guess that is why we use to get into trouble when we were young. LOL. She had a passion for Tap & Zazz Dance and I had a passion for Tahitian and Hula Dancing and I am a Polynesian Drummer. And I had a passion for horses. We each followed our dreams for years but always kept in touch. Debbie always had a connection with my son Jonathan who was born with medical problems. He passed away at 5 1/2 years old and when we would talk she would always say girl we should never have to bury our children before oursedlf, but not to worry girl he ha gone home to be with the lord and he is safe now.I wish we could go back to those young days as kids in high school with not a care in the world. Till we meet again girl. RIP. I love you.
    Diane Kealoha

  3. Sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the Fernandes family. Debbie will be missed! RIP my friend

  4. My beautiful eldest cousin always full of smiles and love. You certainly have left a permanent smile on my heart and so many others. You left too soon, but wow what a beautiful impression you have left. I love you dearly and look forward to joining you someday with our family weve already lost. We will laugh and dance together again. Hugs for Mark and all our family. I wish I could be there. Rest in paradise my wonderful cousin.

  5. I met Debbie 25 years ago when our Husbands were partners in crime @ NMHA. Debbie was such a huge beacon of LIGHT and made so many people feel welcomed when ever you were around her. I will miss her dearly.

    She was a great caregiver to those she served @ Good Samaritan Village. She was always there to lend a good laugh, smile, and food to the elderly folks there.

    I never took her up on dancing @ Crocodiles and I wish I had. I did take her up on Relay for Life though. What a go get’er Debbie was and I’m sure in heaven, she’s dancing with her angels.

    I know she is watching over her family, and especially Mark. Her spirit was always strong, and that is why I know she will always be present in the after life.

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with her family.

  6. I’ve known Debbie since the early to mid 1980’s when our daughters were in dance class together.

    And, our parents happened to live next to each other – the houses separated by an empty lot. That was in Belmot- early 1980’s. I remember Debbie’s Mom’s roof caught on fire late one 4th of July! Thank heavens that was repairable damage and Boone was injured. It was sure exciting.

    Debbie and I danced with other Mom’s too. We stayed in touch over the years, sometimes sporadically as we both relocated to different areas.

    Debbie was one of those friends you could talk to after a year or more of not hearing from each other and just pick your friendship up where it left off like there was never a pause.

    I miss Debbie’s laughter, her caring, kind, compassionate heart, her love of dance, her friends and especially her family.

    I love how passionate Debbie always was about Relay for Life. I’m happy she got to finally say she was free of Cancer and yet, desperately sad that the cancer weakened her body so much, she couldn’t recover. I am thrilled that she is now healed and forever free of the restraints of her long illness.

    Love you Korie & Kellie. Take good care of Mark. He needs you more than ever. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    I know Debbie is looking down on you, watching and nudging you along. She will always be with you.

  7. I’ve known Debbie for many years. She was such a kind, caring soul. Oh she loved her family and once you knew her, you too were family. Every high school reunion she said “I’m a transplant” as she graduated from Fullerton I think. We laughed Everytime. I will miss you my dear friend. There is no other smile like yours. Rest In Peace Deb and keep dancing with our Lord now. I pray for comfort for the family at this time. May God bless you all.

  8. Sorry for your loss Mark. I don’t know if you recall who I am but I am the CNA that took care of her; remember you use to give me a hard time lol saying why I don’t have her at times.
    Just remember she’s in a better place now and no more pain

  9. Mark and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. I know now why Debbie didn’t answer my calls and messages. At the time she was ending her radiation treatments I was beginning mine. I’m sorry I won’t be able to go to the service. I will keep praying for Debbie and family.

  10. Debbie was a wonderfully beautiful soul. RIP Debbie Fly With the Angels & May your family find peace at this difficult time.

  11. Debbie and I met through FB we both found out we had cancer the same time frame
    We talked on the phone several times I’m in IL
    Prayers to your family

  12. A harder working angel on earth there never was than Deb, she pushed herself hard never wanted 2 give up the fight right up till the end that’s my Deb!!!%)

  13. I deeply miss Debbie. She was a big part of my life. I was so blessed to have her as my friend. We had a lot of fun together we talked for endless hours anytime of the day or night. She was not only my friend she was like a sister to me. I am so blessed to have her family as my friends also. She raised a beautiful family. Debbie you are pain-free now so keep dancing forever. Will always have you in my heart forever and ever.

  14. You were always the nicest and friendliest when we would run into each other. Your family lost a wonderful person, but a piece of you will live on through each of them.

  15. Debbie was one of the most caring, loving, sweet and generous people I ever knew. We had so much fun together over the years and I am truly grateful to have been her friend. She will be missed! Love you Debbie!!

  16. I will Deeply miss Debbie..we worked together at Covenant Village of Turlock. The Best Friend Ever.
    ALWAYS THERE No matter what, ALWAYS glad to see and hear from friends..I Miss her Deeply, hard to Believe she is gone…Fairwell my friend

  17. Debra was a wonderful caring loving person… my brother and I have known her & Mark for years. We lost track of each other for a while and found each other on FaceBook a few years back… my brother & I met up with them in Tracy CA at Black Bear… tears of joy in my eyes as I saw them…. Debbie had a certain rasp in her voice that I always loved hearing… and was an identifier to me of Debbie… my brother and I had many good times with Mark & Debbie which have turned into long lasting memories… especially their wedding when my brother was their best man…. a beautiful wedding a beautiful couple…. my last visit with her 2 years ago I will always remember… she shared with me her life experiences teaching dancing… showed me her home and one could see how proud she was… of her home and family… the pictures of her grandchildren etc…. I will always remember this beautiful lady and will hold her very dear in my heart….❤️

  18. Fly High my dear,beautiful friend. I will miss you terribly but I also know you are pain free! To your family, how so special your mom was, but you know that!

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