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Obituary for Deborah Lynn Barrow-Daumen (Wood)

Deborah Barrow-Daumen passed away in her home surrounded by loved ones on September
10, 2020. Debbie’s life was sadly cut short from Pancreatic Cancer. Despite her diagnosis and
hard fight against cancer, she remained incredibly stoic, demonstrating her unrelenting strength,
determination, and love for life.

Debbie was born November 19, 1961 to Roberta and Donald Wood in San Jose, CA. She was
raised in Auburn, CA with her five other siblings: Annette Cosgrove, Jeanette Prout, Tricia
Bushey, Don Wood, and Julie Riise. Debbie remained in Auburn until she married her first
husband, Brad Barrow. They later moved to Granite Falls, WA where they started a family
together and had five children: Jennifer (Baker), Amy, Kristen, Eric, and Laura (Le). In 1995,
they moved to Langley to be closer to family and raise their children.

After Brad’s passing, Debbie met Jim Daumen and they married in 2002. Along with Jim’s
children Amy (Ward) and Lucy (Casal), their family enjoyed many happy memories together -
traveling, hiking, cooking, playing games, and sharing Debbie’s love for family gatherings. When
Jim and Debbie retired, their shared love for travel continued to take them on many adventures
together, while also frequenting Debbie’s two favorite places - Leavenworth and Maui. Debbie
and Jim also enjoyed spending precious time with their six grandkids, Marlon, Juniper, Zedro,
Anazalea, Tiago and Brayden.

Debbie had a passion for serving others and loved the South Whidbey community. She was an
admired leader, involved with the Relay For Life, Whidbey Island Highland Games, Langley
Middle School's Builders Club, Pennies for Patients and other organizations that promoted
goodwill throughout the community. Debbie also worked as the Attendance Secretary at Langley
Middle School for many years. She loved working with students and strived to maintain a safe,
positive, and supportive environment at LMS. She treated students with the same respect and
kindness as she did her own children.

Debbie will always be remembered for her generosity, caring, positive attitude and tremendous
love for her family, friends, and community. She was preceded in death by both parents and
leaves behind many relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

Memorial donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Debbie’s name at

A celebration of life gathering for the community will be held at a later date. Please watch this site for updates and please no flowers at this time.