Deborah “Debbie” Kaye (Hunt) Gudgel (1948-2021)

Deborah “Debbie” Kaye (Hunt) Gudgel (1948-2021)

Deborah “Debbie” Kaye (Hunt) Gudgel, age 73, passed away peacefully on November 10th, 2021 at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Debbie was born on September 8th, 1948, in Fillmore, CA to Leonard and Ila (Boyer) Hunt and was the eldest of 4 children. It is there in her hometown she attended and excelled in grade school and would graduate from Fillmore High School, Class of 1966. After graduating, Debbie worked for Montgomery Ward in retail, moving up to Catalog Manager. She would work there for a few years before taking a position at ADB Systems. During her employment with ADB Systems, she decided to go back to school to receive her degree from Waterson College to further her career and combine her love of traveling to become a travel agent. This is where she would end her working journey into retirement.
From an early age, she had a passion for traveling and saw some of the most beautiful places with pictures of beautiful scenery and amazing sunsets. She also had a love for reading and I am sure that she personally made Nora Roberts a millionaire. I have no doubt she had every book she ever wrote. Anyone that knew her would know she was a bookworm and always had a book in tow.
Debbie was a devout Christian and had a very strong faith and a sincere love for her congregation. It was her faith in the end, that helped us all in knowing she was going home to be with our Lord, and that one day we will meet again.
The most important, above all, was her family! Debbie was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Great-great grandmother and friend. She was always there with an open ear and arms with words of encouragement and could be quite the comedian at times with her quick wit. So many cherished memories…she will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to have had her as a part of their lives.
Debbie is proceeded in death by Leonard Hunt (father), Ila Hunt (mother) and Rene (Hunt) Craig (sister).
Debbie is survived by her 2 daughters Tammy Gudgel (Edward), Terri (Gudgel) Wright (Tommy), 8 Grandchildren Ashley Ponce, Tommy Wright Jr., Tasha Wright, Ellyse Lucas, Alyssa De La Huerta, Gabriella Ramos, Skyler Ramos, and Taylor Wright, brother Richard Hunt (Mary), sister Shannon (Hunt) Kellner (Ken), 16 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild arriving soon, her faithful companion & adorable fur baby of 9 years Taffy; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family of Debbie wishes to extend a special thank you to John and Dee McFarland & John and Heather Lewis of Decatur, AL for all of your love and support. May God bless you always! And to the wonderful staff at Huntsville Hospital for your prominent care and Roselawn Funeral Home for their exceptional aftercare. A private memorial service will be held for immediate family and friends at a later date. God Bless!