Deborah Johns
ARLINGTON -- Deborah Henry Johns, 58, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at home surrounded by friends and family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: At a later date in Colorado. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation on her behalf to SafeHaven of Tarrant County, 8701 Bedford-Euless Rd., Suite 600, Hurst, Texas 76053, 817-535-6462. Deborah was born Aug. 14, 1954, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Don and Dorine Henry. She graduated from Hall High School in Little Rock, Ark., with the class of 1972. On Dec. 29, 1973, she wed her soul mate, Robert V. Johns. After graduating from Arkansas State University in 1975, she and Robert moved to Austin. She began working as a teacher for autistic children. She later attended UALR Law School allowing her to pursue her passion representing the interest of children and families. Deborah was a caretaker and mother at heart. She loved to read, knit, spend time in Colorado, lifelong Democrat, and never missed an episode of Judge Judy. She was preceded in death by her brother, Don Henry. Survivors: She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband, Robert V. Johns; three children, Jennifer Johns, Jessica Goulet and husband, Tyler Goulet, and Judith Johns Pellett; grandchildren, Ella, Vivienne, Noah, Bob; her parents, Don and Dorine Henry; her sister, Diane Williamson and husband, Rodney Williamson; brother, David Henry; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

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  1. Dear Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending loving thoughts. Sincerely, Charlotte Beran

  2. Jen,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Bob and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Debbie had a heart of gold and will be missed by many. We continue to pray for you all.

  4. Jessica and Family, I am sorry that you all have gone through this. My thoughts are with you and I hope that the good memories help you through this.

  5. Jenn, we are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family during these difficult times. Please keep in mind that we all love you so much and we are thinking of you. 🙁

  6. My family’s deepest sympathies, condolences, and prayers are with each of you during this time of loss and transition.

  7. Bobby, I know I speak for the Neal family, your friends from First Christian, and HSHS in sending love and hugs to you and your family. The miles and years can not break the bonds of childhood friendship. Please know we are sharing your pain in some small way. patti

  8. Bob and family we are so sorry for your loss. Debbie was a great person . Our prayers and thoughts will be with you all forever. We love you!

  9. Bob, we are so sorry for your loss. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Bob & Family, I am so very sorry to hear about Debbie. Our thoughts, love and prayers and with you and your family. Betsy & Bill Aughenbaugh

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