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Deborah Lee Harden

May 16, 1950 — July 13, 2023

Deborah Lee Harden, 73 of Pasco, WA passed away on July 13th, 2023 with her son, daughter and sister by her side.

Debbie was born on May 16th, 1950 in Longview, WA to Bill Dunbar and Bettie Kiehlbauch. She lived in California, Nevada and Washington over the years. She moved to the Tri-Cities in 1980 were she remained for the rest of her life.

She went to work for the Pasco Kmart working in the office and then eventually into the personnel management position. While at Kmart, Debbie met the love of her life James "Jim" Harden. Jim and Debbie married in 1984 and became a family of four. Debbie left Kmart to work for Griggs Department Store. She enjoyed her job and position as the personnel manager/buyer over the men’s and women’s dept. In this position she was able to travel to various shows buying clothing for the store. She eventually retired in 2012.

Debbie enjoyed playing dice games, meeting up for discounted matinee movies, going to concerts of all genres, vacations and gambling (slots/lotto/scratch tickets were her go-to’s).

Debbie loved her family and her lifelong friends. She was proud of her kids, grandkids and all of their accomplishments. Debbie was also excited to meet each of her great-grandkids and enjoyed hearing/seeing all of their milestones.

Debbie will be missed by so many! We all have another Angel watching over us up in Heaven. Thank you to all who have reached out in support during this unexpected tragic loss.

Debbie is survived by a son, Randy Larsen (Angie); a daughter, Jodie Osmundson (Pat); six grandkids, Brysen LaCroix (Cassidy), Courtney Gunn (Jake), Nique Larsen, Tory Osmundson (Kylee), Taylor Miele (Connor),and  Peyton Osmundson; three great-grand kids, Aiden Larsen, Teagen Gunn and Carter LaCroix; a brother, Jim Dunbar (Nancy); a sister, Bunny Hartman (Bob); two half-sisters, Toni Martinez (Mitch), and Karen Brackney (Michael); five stepbrothers, Dick, Dan, Jim, Jeff and Steve William; and several nieces and nephews, including Anna Harris (Roy & Elizabeth), Tammy Glaser (Zach & Emily), and Lori Leatham (JJ). 

She was preceded in death by her parents, several family members and her beloved husband of 29 years Jim.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Sept. 9th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Pat and Jodie Osmundson. This will be an open house and potluck. Bring your favorite dish. Refreshments will be provided. Let’s all come together to share our favorite stories of our beloved Mom, Sister, Aunt, Grandma and friend.

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