Debbie Ann Dunavin


Debbie Ann Dunavin
Debbie Ann Dunavin

Debbie Ann Dunavin, 66, of Amarillo, TX passed away peacefully in her home with loved ones by her side on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, September 2, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Boulevard with Mike’s cousin Guy Walker officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Debbie was born on March 28, 1956, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Robert and Jean Ingels. She and her family moved to Amarillo when Debbie was in second grade. Debbie graduated from Caprock High School in 1974.

She met her best friend and the love of her life, Mike Dunavin, in high school and they married on July 5, 1973. They are lifelong residents of Amarillo, Texas. Debbie and Mike built an amazing life together, raising a family that made her extremely proud. There was nothing Debbie loved more than to spend time with family. She made many fond memories over the years vacationing with friends and family. She enjoyed relaxing near a campfire with her brothers and their families during annual trips to Tres Ritos, New Mexico. Riding bikes with her children and grandchildren in Kiawah Island and laughing on roller coasters at Disney World. She liked playing the slot machines with Mike and her sisters-in-law. She cherished these memories and many more throughout her lifetime.

Debbie enjoyed her profession in the banking industry and cherished the lifelong friendships she formed. Retiring from banking in 2008 allowed Debbie to spend more time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also treasured the extra time she spent with her parents and brothers working on family-owned rental properties.

Debbie has been reunited in Heaven with her dad, Bob Ingels, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Bobby and Lavern Dunavin and her sister-in-law Dana Ingels.

Those left to miss her every day until we meet again include her loving husband Mike Dunavin, her daughter April Tucker and husband Gannon, her son Jarrod Dunavin and wife Kelly, her grandchildren Baylee and Evan Tucker and Avery and Jackson Dunavin, her mom Jean Ingels, her brother Steve Ingels and wife Marena, brother Dale Ingels, and brother David Ingels.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Debbie’s clinical team at MD Anderson for their compassionate and loving care. As wonderful as the doctors were at MD Anderson, no one could have taken better care of Debbie than our dad, Mike. Thank you, dad, for loving mom the way you do.

13 Replies to “Debbie Ann Dunavin”

  1. I had the pleasure of working with Debbie about 20 years ago. She was such a wonderful person, and I very am sorry to hear of her passing.

  2. Mike , we are truly sorry for your loss. There are no words that express the pain you are feeling and the pain we fill for you and your family. I know that Debbie is in heaven and you will be with her again in the future, but sometimes that’s hard to grasp. We are always here for you if you need anything. Trudy’s health is very fragile right now and we will not be able to attend Debbie’s service, but we will be thinking of you. Your in our prayers, Brad and Trudy

  3. Mike, I was so sorry to hear about Debbie. She was the sweetest person. That picture of Debbie is exactly the way I remember her.
    Smiling! Mike I know you’re heart broken. My prayers for you and your family.

  4. Mike and Family
    I worked with Debbie at First Bank. She was a pleasure to be around each and every day.
    Please accept Sue and my condolences.

  5. I worked with Debbie at the Bank. What a sweet and kind person. She was always smiling. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

  6. I met Debbie when we moved to Oakdale elementary school in the 5th grade. She was the first friend I made!! I spent many nights at their home. I am so sorry for your loss. She really was a beautiful soul.

  7. Mike, my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Debbie was such a beautiful person inside and out. You guys were a match made in heaven. Take care my friend.

  8. How blessed we were to have known Debbie. The memories we made while living in Amarillo will be so cherished. Rest in peace dear friend. Condolences to Mike and April and Jarrod and the family.

  9. Mike we lived right across the street from your mom and dad on 13th street. Loved them and knew you when you were a kid. So sorry about your loss.

    Shirley Bayles

  10. Mike
    I am so sorry…I know how much you Love Debbie. When you and I were teenagers I had to run by the Ingels to pick something up. Debbie came out of the house and it was Love at first sight for you. You said introduce me…the two of you have been together since that day. Debbie was very sweet and special.

  11. She blessed our hearts with her life, her love and her laughter. Missing all the good times we had with her and Mike. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my dear friend!!

  12. One of the nicest people I ever met. Love seeing her Mike together. They were just like newlyweds until the end. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

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