It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to our beloved Debbie on March 7th, 2023 following her long and courageous battle with cancer. Debbie was born October 11, 1962 in Merced, California. She lived most of her life in Modesto and Merced.
Debbie was an insurance agent for 25 years where she excelled in helping others. Debbie’s joy in life was being a wife and mother. She and Art enjoyed 40 years together and along the way welcomed their children Gabrielle and Matthew, all of whom were at her side always and in her final hours.
Debbie and Art traveled often and experienced many places over the years where she enjoyed the cuisine and sightseeing. The beach was a favorite wherever she was. It was the time spent with her family, cooking and just being together that were most memorable. Debbie’s beautiful eyes, smile and kind loving heart will be with us always. Her strength and positive attitude throughout her illness was admirable.
Debbie leaves behind her husband Art Ybarra, daughter Gabrielle Ybarra, son Matthew Ybarra, stepson Artie Ybarra and his family; Monica, Angelina, Luke and Gabe. She is preceded in death by her father Danny Ornelas. Debbie is also survived by her mother Angie Ornelas, sister Deanna (Victor) Gomez, brother Danny Ornelas Jr., as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 4:00 at Allen Mortuary: 247 N. Broadway, Turlock, California. Private family burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego, California.