Debra Anne Godfrey — wife, soulmate and true love — was suddenly called home to her place in heaven on March 2, 2023.

Debra was born on Feb. 21, 1956 in Berkeley. Debra is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, William (Bill) Godfrey. She met Bill in 1986 where they moved to Santa Cruz. There Debra worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific as a mechanical assembly technician for 19 years. Debra loved and lived in Ben Lomond in the San Lorenzo Valley amongst the redwoods. Debra took up kayaking, and that’s when she learned to be the happiest on the ocean and in the water. Debra loved the ocean so much that she became a Ocean Advocate at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Debra and her husband relocated to Eureka in 2010, where she worked at the Bear River Resort for 8 years. Debra appreciated to be back near the redwoods, where she admired all of the wildlife. Debra especially enjoyed spending time birdwatching, gardening and walking on all the beaches, redwoods and trails with her husband and constant companion dog, King.

Rest in peace with almighty God, with all the angels in heaven.


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