Born on February 15th, 1956, and passed away on November 8, 2023, at the age of 67 at HopeWest Hospice Care among family and friends in Grand Junction, CO.
Debra was born to Wesley Cornforth and Donna (Campbell) (Cornforth) Richards in Gunnison, Colorado. She grew up in rural Southwestern Colorado in the Nucla, Naturita, and Norwood (Tri-City Area). Debra was a very energetic, outgoing, athletic, friendly and involved young girl. She went to state competition in 4-H for several years with her sewing. Deb also took part in band, track, cheer, and was Grand Worthy Matron and Worthy Advisor for Rainbow Girls and a member of Silver Star Chapter 40 of the Eastern Star.
Debra married James Williams of Redvale on March 2, 1974, they lived in Norwood for a short time before moving to Crawford and then Grand Junction. Deb started working in the medical field where she earned an A.S. degree in computer accounting. Later she worked as an office manager for a printing firm. After their children were born, Debra spent lots of time with baseball, wrestling, track, soccer, band, fishing and boating. Debra always had a beautiful, onery smile. In 1988 the family moved to Winnemucca, Nevada and Deb worked as office manager for Schmueser & Associates Inc. They relocated to Rifle in 2001 and in 2012 moved to Loma CO.
Debra is survived by her husband, James Williams; her step-mother, Coy Cornforth; and her two children Brock (Moriah) Williams of Loma, CO and Alexa (Matthew) Bryan of Charlottesville, VA. Debra was the oldest of 6 children, Deanna (Richard) Rambo, Brian Cornforth (deceased), Cindy (Tim) Arrasmith, Ty (Theresa) Cornforth, and Gwyn Goebel. Debra has seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Deb was preceded in death by her parents Wesley Cornforth, Donna Richards, and her brother, Brian Cornforth.
A service will be held for Debra in Grand Junction at Browns Funeral Home, 904 N 7th Street, at 1:00 PM on December 14, 2023 with refreshments to follow at the Masonic Center at 2400 Consistory Court in Grand Junction CO.
Interment will be at the Norwood Cemetery, Norwood CO. at 1:00 PM on December 16, 2023 with refreshment to follow at the Redvale Community Center, Redvale CO.
In lieu of sending flowers, we invite you to make a donation to The Redvale Community Building, P.O. Box 66, Redvale, CO 81431, The Ute Trail Study Club, P.O. Box 63, Redvale, CO 81431, or HopeWest Hospice of Grand Junction at https://www.hopewestco.org/donate/ in Deb’s honor.