MAPLETON – Deborah S. Wood Violette, 60, passed away Thursday evening, March 22, 2012, at The Aroostook Health Center, Mars Hill. She was born May 10, 1951, in Presque Isle, the daughter of Calvin C. and Barbara (Hilton) Wood.
Debbie was a graduate of Presque Isle High School, class of 1969. She taught special needs children in New Hampshire for a number of years.
She is survived by a brother, Darryl Wood and his wife, Donna, of Presque Isle; two sisters, Gail Wood of McHenry, Ill., and Rebecca "Becky" Clark and her husband, Mike, of Scarborough; two nieces, Tammy Winger and her husband, Brad, and their children, Jaren and Karsen, of Presque Isle and Laurie Fisher and her husband, Jeffrey, and their children, Michael, Kayla and Ashley, of Castle Hill; a nephew, Landon Clark and his wife, Anuja, and their daughter, Shaila, of San Francisco; and a very close friend, Lisa Simpson of Castle Hill. She was predeceased by her parents. The family thanks Mars Hill Nursing Home staff, especially Darlene, Gail and Velvet and the Rev. Ken Phelps for being there for Debbie. Also, special thanks to the members of the class of 1969 for their concerns and prayers.
There will be a memorial service at a later date. Interment will be at Castle Hill Cemetery, Castle Hill. Those who wish may donate to CANCER, P.O. Box 811, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or United Baptist Church of Mapleton, P.O. Box 190, Mapleton, ME 04757. Online condolences may be expressed at