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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Marion
Tuesday June 15th, 2021

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Tuesday June 15th, 2021

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Deborah Lynne Puett



Deborah Lynne Hicks Puett, passed away at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville on Wednesday, June 09, 2021.  She was born August 21, 1955 in Charlotte, North Carolina to the late Betty Copeland Hicks and Willard Ray Hicks.  Deborah grew up on East Concord Street in Morganton and graduated from Morganton High School.  While working as a cashier at Ingles during high school, she met and fell in love with Robert Puett.  They were married on June 16, 1973 and spent 48 wonderful years together. 


Deborah was a graduate of UNCA and Western Carolina University.  At the time of her passing, she was the Dean of Academic Success and Advising at Isothermal Community College in Spindale.  Deborah had a great love for education and believed it should be a life-long pursuit.  She was always learning something new and found joy in encouraging the educational goals of her students and family.


Family was the most important thing to Deborah.  She made many memories with her husband, children and grandchildren on their yearly trips to the North Carolina coast.  She also made many trips to Utah to visit family.  Her grandchildren knew that where “grandma” went, fun followed.  Most of all they cherished the unconditional love she had for them.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Puett; their four children, Heather Nyman, Bethany Powell, Kimberly Owenby and Robert Puett II; and fourteen grandchildren.


The family will receive friends on Monday, June 14, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service & Crematory in Marion. 


A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Airport Road in Marion.  Entombment will follow at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton. 





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A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Puett

Beverly Watson Jul 26 2021 7:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Puett

Juanita Tipton Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Puett

Rita Christopher Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

Praying for all of you!

Alex and Natasha McCormick Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss .

Lynn Franklin Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

Robert and family I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know all of you are in our prayers.

Crystal Holmes Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Puett

Harold and Judy Wright Jun 13 2021 12:00 AM

Robert, Fred and I are so sorry for the loss of your sweet, sweet wife. She has always been such a nice and wonderful lady to us both.

Alesa Rodriquez Jun 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Puett

Charles & Heather Davis Jun 12 2021 12:00 AM

Robert and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It is never easy to give up a loved one, so many times though we forget that God has a higher need for his kingdom. Remember the sweet memories you all have made over the years. Lean on God in this time for comfort and support as He can provide above all others. I will be praying for you all in the days ahead.

Barbara Stroud Everhart Jun 12 2021 12:00 AM

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