Debbie Eberspecher lost her battle with cancer July 5, 2006. Debbie was born June 1, 1959, to Robert and Julia Dunn in Douglas, Wyo., where she grew up and attended school. She married Richard Eberspecher Aug. 2, 1977, in Esterbrook, Wyo. The family moved to Casper, Wyo., in 1990, where Debbie worked in real estate and was an active member on the Multiple Listing Service board. Debbie joined her husband in Rifle in 2003, where he works in the energy industry. Debbie was a residential and commercial Realtor, a graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI), and a candidate for a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry. At the time of her death, she was serving as secretary/treasurer on the local Board of Realtors, was vice president for the Aspen/Glenwood Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors, and was a member of Garfield County’s Land Issues and Solutions Committee addressing split estate issues. She was also a member of the First Assembly of God, in Rifle, where she worked with the bible quiz team and was a member of the church board.She was also a member and secretary/treasurer of the American Petroleum Institute Roaring Fork Division, helping to organize events and golf tournaments. Debbie was an active community leader in Wyoming and Colorado, and made many friends along the way who will miss her deeply. Highly respected by all who met her, she will be remembered as someone who was always there with a helping hand. In all her endeavors, she still put her family first. She scheduled work around family, not family around work. For that, her family is at a huge loss and will love her forever. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter Lindsey (Ron) Harper; grandchildren Jacob and Arik Harper; son Wade Eberspecher; siblings Carrie VanZee, Chuck Dunn, Buddy Dunn, John Dunn, Chris Atack, and David Ballard; and countless friends. A visitation will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 10, at the First Assembly of God Church in Rifle, followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a funeral service on Wednesday, July 12, with burial to follow in Casper, Wyoming. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Callahan-Edfast Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
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