ORONO – Debra K. Holmes, 55, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 11, 2013, in the quiet peacefulness of her own home. She was born April 10, 1958, in Bangor, the daughter of Theodore P. and Beverly (Rogers) Khoury.
Debbie graduated from Orono High School, class of 1976. Following graduation, Debbie went on to receive her beautician license. Soon after, she met and fell in love with her husband, Rickie A. Holmes. They were married on Sept. 11, 1982. She enjoyed being a hairdresser and ran “Styles for Success,” out of her own home. She was also involved in the private home care business for many years and provided outstanding care to numerous elderly men and women. She was involved in many community events, most notably was the parking of cars in her driveway for each UMaine hockey game. Debra Holmes was a devoted mother, beloved and spoiling grandmother, loving wife, caring sister and dedicated friend to all who held the privilege of knowing her. Debra held a special place in the hearts of everyone who came to know her.
She was predeceased by her father, Theodore P. Khoury; and her beloved dog, Lynnie. In addition to her mother, Beverly Beal and husband, Larry, of Milford; she is survived by her husband of 31 years, Rickie A. Holmes; her three children, Eric A. Holmes and his wife, Corinne, of Newport, R.I., grandchildren, Jonathan, Everett, and Athena, Khoury L. Holmes of Orono and Phillip A. Holmes of Orono; and brothers and sisters, Ted Khoury Jr., Anne Heitman and her sons, Nick and Chris Heitman, Kimmy Kelley and her husband, Randy, and Joe Kennedy. She had a large and loving family many of whom are not mentioned. As anyone who knew Debra knows, she had many close friends. She is survived by Brenda Tarr and her husband, Kenny, Dottie Tucker and her husband, Terry, Rita Graham, Karen Martin and her husband, Toby, and Linda Costigan.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct 18, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 234 French St., Bangor, with the Rev. Marguerite A. H. Steadman, Rector, presiding. Interment will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Donations in Debbie’s memory can be made out to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401; or to the University of Maine’s Men’s Hockey Team, Development Office, 101 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473. Debra has at long last found eternal peace and happiness in heaven. She now smiles down on us all. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.