December 19, 1957 – December 29, 2017
Debra Krause, 60, passed away on December 29, 2017 at her home in Lake Montezuma, Arizona. She was born Debra Jean Soucy to Marilyn and William Soucy on December 19, 1957. She is survived by three sons, Duncan, Justin and Josh, and one daughter, Emma.
Debbie was a long-time Central City resident, managing room rentals at the Kruse Mansion for her stepfather when she first arrived. She started reporting for the Weekly Register-Call in 1993. She became editor in 1999, holding that position until the paper was sold after the death of publisher William C. Russell, Jr. in 2009. During her tenure at the Register-Call, she earned the nickname “Deb Doright” for her own ethical behavior, and her insistence on the same from all she knew.
Debbie was a great conversationalist with a wicked sense of humor, who would talk with you for hours on end. She was an excellent cook, and she loved horseback riding. She always said her Spirit Animal was Horse.
Service details are pending, but will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on January 15. You may contact daughter Emma Soucy for details on the time and exact location. Emma is also compiling a book of remembrances of Debbie’s life. You can send your memories of Debbie, or a letter of farewell, to Emma Soucy at 1333 N 24th St. #202, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Memorials for Debbie may be made to Ermel’s Thrift Emporium in her name.