Deborah Lynn Howard, Better known as Derby, was taken from us unexpectedly on March 1, 2023. Derby was born on August 15, 1955, to Woodrow Saunders and Evelyn Patterson in Freemont Michigan. She split her life between Michigan and Nevada then settled in Fallon she worked at Bonanza casino until she started a career at Kennametal for 15 years.
Derby loved spending her time crafting, knitting especially. She spent many years volunteering for the Relay for Life. Derby loved anything outdoors, she had a beautiful garden that she was always working on. Her grandkids were her world and loved spending every moment she could with them.
Derby is proceeded in death by her mother and stepfather Evelyn and Roger Patterson, her father Woodrow (Bob) Saunders, and her two brothers Robert and Lloyd Saunders. She’s survived by her sister Sherrie Collins, her brothers Ronald Saunders, Mario Saunders, and Zeke Saunders. Her 3 children, Robert (Michelle) White, Theresa (Travis) Orzech, and Jeffery (Sarah) White, and her 15 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Home, 505 Cemetery Road on Thursday, March 9, at 4:00 PM, with a Celebration of Life to follow directly after at The Masonic Lodge, 39 S Maine Street.
Arrangements are under Smith Family Funeral Home, 505 Cemetery Rd., Fallon, NV 89406.
🙏 so sorry to hear