April 16, 1948-March 12, 2010
Debbie was everything to her husband, Gary. For 42 years, she was his wife, lover, friend and partner. She was also a devoted mother and grandmother.
Debbie was born Deborah Snow in Athens, Ohio, to Elizabeth and Harold Snow. She graduated from Athens High School and attended Miami of Ohio University for two years.
Debbie is survived by her husband Gary, son Adam and daughter-in-law Lynn, two granddaughters Lexie and Hope of Granby, Colorado, daughter Aimee and son-in-law Stephen of Lyons, Colorado, Debbie’s brother Jim and sister-in-law Dale Snow of Baltimore, Maryland, nephews Nathan and Corey, and niece Cordelia of Baltimore. She is also survived by three granddogs Kanga, Jorma and Lollie and daughter kitty Hillary.
Debbie was co-owner and partner of Photos by Dill with her husband, Gary, which serves Estes Park and Granby, Colorado. She loved photographing family reunions and helping group leaders organize and promote reunions at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch.
The Dill family wishes to thank those who were so professional and compassionate on the evening of Debbie’s death: Monty Allen, Nicholas Lyons and Jeremiah Polucha of the Town of Estes Park Police Department; Louis Greek, Deputy Coroner for the Larimer County Coroner/Medical Examiner; Sandy at Victims Advocate; and especially the Emergency Medical Team who responded quickly and did all that was possible for Debbie. Special thanks to our long time friend and neighbor, Gary Coy, of Allnutt Funeral Services for his help during this time.
Debbie was loved and cared for by Alex Ho, Dorothy Waller and Sara Bassow. Their care giving made Debbie’s illness as comfortable as possible. The family owes immense gratitude to Debbie’s care givers and Guy Van der Werf M.D. for his years of caring for Debbie.
Debbie requested to be cremated and have her ashes spread in the mountains she loved. In order to allow everyone to plan for a celebration of her life, no service is being held at this time. A memorial will be scheduled for this summer to celebrate her life. At that time Debbie’s ashes will be returned to the earth.
Debbie was an avid reader. Books from the Estes Park Public Library provided her an escape from her twelve years of illness and pain. Therefore, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Estes Park Public Library in memory of Debbie Dill in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to see Debbie’s on-line obituary and send a message to the family.