Debra Ann Whiteley
Debra was born in Burley, Idaho, to James Frank Davis and Ora Ruth Meline Davis on May 28, 1959, and grew up in the Unity area. Debra graduated from Ricks College and, on March 14, 1980, she was married and sealed to her husband, Robert Earl Whiteley of Oakley, Idaho, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Debra and Robert have two children, Tessa Ann Poulsen (Russell) of Jerome, Idaho, and Jacob Earl Whiteley (Jorie) of Phoenix, Ariz. Debra was a devoted mother, wife and friend and made Oakley her home. She was an inspiration to all with her optimistic, unselfish outlook on life and was overjoyed to be able to hold her first granddaughter, Leah Ann Poulsen. Debra was always engaged in her commitment to her faith and community, and maintaining a beautiful home and yard was a top priority.
Debra is survived by her parents; her husband; children; and her siblings: Darla Wright, Blair Davis (Dianne) and Jennifer Crockett (Keith), all of Burley, Idaho.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Oakley LDS Stake Center, with Bishop Kevin J. Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakley Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Morrison Funeral Home, 188 S. Highway 24 in Rupert, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral Thursday at the church.
Services are under the direction of Kerry and Kevin Morrison and Morrison Funeral Home.