With heavy hearts, we announce Debra Jean Santiago of Phoenix, AZ born November 3, 1956 entered Heaven on May 7, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 41 years Vicente “Freddy” Santiago. Three daughters Monique Guerrero (Rafael), Vanessa Santiago, Asuzena “Shana” Villarreal (Lucas) and her 6 grandchildren: Aneas, Rafael, Danny, Anna, Emma and Gracie.
Known to everyone as Debbie, she had a kind heart and loving personality. Her eagerness to include everyone will be deeply missed. Those who have paid condolences remember Debbie as a person who treated others with dignity, respect and was always welcoming.
She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She loved her grandchildren beyond measure. Described by her grandkids, as “the very best Nana there will ever be”. Debbie’s life was full of amazing moments. Although she was called home, way too soon, her battle with health never stood in her way of living life. She loved attending her grandson’s baseball games, her granddaughter’s soccer games and dance recitals. At a moment’s notice, she would be at gatherings for family and friends. Debbie fought to the end; her strength was incomparable.
To say that she will be missed is an understatement, and there are no words that can be shared to truly express what she meant to us all. May she rest peacefully, guide her family through life and serve as a reminder to all of what it means to be a beautiful soul. Celebration of life services for Debbie are as follows:
Viewing & Rosary
Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Rosary Prayers at 6:00 PM
Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home
4800 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ.
Mask are Required
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
2121 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ. 85282
Mask are Required
The livestream of the funeral mass can be viewed at: https://olmctempe.com/specialevents beginning at approximately 9:50 AM
Interment immediately following at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery
2033 N. 48th St. Phoenix, AZ. 85008
A reception to follow immediately at 4610 W. Pearce, Laveen, AZ. 85339
To the Girls and Grandkids, to Family, Friends and Uncle Freddy, I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am and we are for your loss. Auntie Debbie was everything for your family and was always loving on our twins! She will never be forgotten, and always remembered as a true loving spirit. Love You More…3.
Familia Santiago – we are so sorry to hear of your great loss, Debbie. How old inside imaging family it’s all grieving and paying the respects to you. Debbie worked for me for many years at inside imaging Camelback location on 15th Ave. She was the most amazing front office receptionist coordinator with the most amazing heart, and was always putting everyone first. Patients always remembered her and addressed her by her name. We will always remember her and she will never be forgotten. RIP ❤️. Your Insight Imaging family
We will always cherish the memories we had with you. You will forever live in our hearts. Thank you for loving us wholeheartedly and unconditionally.
We love you more Tia Debbie♥️
We are soo sorry to hear about the passing of Debbie, she was an amazing person. We will definitely be missing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time and beyond. Love you all
My condolences to the Santiago family. May the Lord give you peace and strength through this tough time.
Auntie Debbie, I will never forget your smiling face, your sweet words, and your heart of gold. Thank you for always being the best Auntie and loving us all so unselfishly. I love you beyond words and will miss you beyond measure.
Roberto and Dana Alvarado
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you through this difficult time. Sending our love to Fred and the girls and the rest of your family. Thinking of you all.
Debbie was such a kind and loving person. She was the type of woman who would take her shoes off her feet for anyone in need. She had the biggest heart and always had a smile on her face. My condolences to the Santiago family. May she Rest In Peace
What an amazing person Auntie Debbie was I am blessed to have had her in my life and will miss her laughter forever. She will always me in my heart.
My prayers and condolences to the family.
Hey Uncle Freddy and girl’s
No words can describe how sorry we are for your guy’s loss. I believe tho that tears can heal and loving memories can comfort the pain in our heart. When it get’s to hard for you just think of Aunty Debbie and she will help guide you through every journey you may be on.
Love ya guy’s
DEBBIE WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND OUT! I WORKED WITH DEBBIE FOR YEARS AT INSIGHT IMAGING, HER PERSONALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLE. PATIENTS ADORED HER AND WOULD RETURN TO THE OFFICE FOR ALL THERE IMAGING NEEDS BECAUSE OF DEBBIE. REST IN PEACE DEBBIE, YOU ARE GREATLY LOVED AND WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED. XXOO SHANE
My sincere condolences to the Santiago and Nunez families.
I send my love to all the family. Aunt Debbie was a treasure who will greatly be missed. Im deeply sadden by her loss and pray for comfort to all our family.
My deepest condolences to Uncle Fred, Mo, Vaness, Shana as well as her grandchildren and the whole Santiago family. Gone too soon but never forgotten. May God give you peace and comfort during this sad time. Debbie you will be greatly missed by anyone you knew. You welcomed everyone with open arms, a warm heart, love and food if we were hungry. We love you Auntie Debbie❤
-Andrea Ruiz and Herrea/Delao Family