Deborah “Deb” L. Empie, age 56 of Hesperia, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at her residence. She was born on October 28, 1963 in Groton, Connecticut to Gordon & Glenna (Anderson) Grover. She had been a CNA at Transitional Health Services of Fremont, and she enjoyed flowers, gardening, & birds. Deb was an accomplished Candy Crush player. She is survived by the love of her life, Tony Perry; by her dog, Rowdy; by 3 children: Bobbie Carter, Jamie Taylor, James Taylor, Jr. and 9 grandchildren; by 3 step-children: Michelle & Jeremy Beattie, Cody & Alexis Perry, Brandi & Christian Perry and 5 step-grandchildren; by her mother, Glenna Gardenour; by her brothers & sister: David & Nancy Grover, Melissa & Shane Hawes, Eric & Anne Bell; and by many nieces & nephews & their children. Deb was preceded in death by her son, Anthony Empie in 1993; by her father, Gordon Grover in 2007; and by her step-father, Dan Gardenour in 2010. There will be a time of visiting with the family and a luncheon at the Hesperia American Legion Post from 4-7 PM on Friday, December 20, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
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