Deborah Lee Humphries

St. George, Utah Deborah Lee Humphries, 68, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022. Debbie was born June 30, 1953, in Riverside, California to Paul Eugene Montgomery Sr. and Marjorie Ellen Teffeteller Montgomery. She married Norman Steve Humphries on November 26, 1971. They had four children Dani, Tami, Tia, and Trent. They were later divorced.

Debbie spent the early years of her life in Riverside, California, and several small towns in Arizona, before the family settled in Hurricane, Utah. She went back to Riverside and lived with her Uncle Max and Aunt Hazel and her favorite cousin Randy. She moved back to Hurricane for the last time in second grade where she met her lifelong friend Virginia Smith (Bernstein). She attended Hurricane Elementary and Hurricane High School. Debbie worked at her parent’s fruit stand and eventually started doing the books for the shop, store, and restaurant while taking care of her mom. She later earned her real estate license and has been a realtor for the last 30 years. Family was always the most important thing to Debbie, often being referred to as the “Grandma Grace of the family”. She loved the holidays and decorated her home and yard for each one. Her greatest treasures were her four grandchildren. She never missed a game, recital, or rodeo.

She is survived by her children: Danielle (Justin) Sorensen, (Cedar City, Utah), Tamara Humphries, (St. George, Utah), Tia (Trevor) Benson, (St. George, Utah), Trenton (Cliff) Humphries, (Denver, Colorado), her bonus daughter Darcy (Korey) Hillyard, (Cedar City, Utah) Grandchildren: Ashton Bundy, Troy Bundy, Deven Benson, Payten Benson. Her Aunt Merlene Montgomery Downing (Bakersfield, California) Siblings: Bonnie (Dan) James (Plymouth, Utah), Linda (Bob) Millay (Riverton, Utah), Julie Montgomery (Central, Utah), Dan (Lori) Montgomery (Ivins, Utah) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, and her brothers Rick and Paul Jr.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 12th, 2022,  at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurricane City Cemetery.

Interment will take place in Hurricane City Cemetery on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends and invited to sign Debbie’s online guest book at



Second Visitation


11:00 am


Graveside Service
Hurricane City Cemetery
225 E 600 N
Hurricane, Utah


Hurricane City Cemetery

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7 Responses

  1. She may be a sister through marriage, but my heart always felt different . She was always there with love and support through some pretty hard times. You could count on Debbie and her family to support our family celebrations . She will missed deeply .

  2. Trenton, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. My heart goes out to you and your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs.

  3. Dani, Tami, Tia, and Trent,
    I will always remember how kind and loving your mom was. I loved watching the updates on the kids and grandkids. Sending you hugs and hope for peace.
    Love you all.

  4. Deborah was the type of person you could count on. if you needed something done, she was the person you wanted. She got things done. Deborah was my sister in-law, and she will always have a special place in my memories. I used to sell Christmas trees. Deborah would always come with the family, to get the perfect tree. Dani, Tami, Tia and Trent would say “hello” with a big hug. They were always well behaved and courteous because they were taught good manners by Deborah and Steve. She was a good teacher in life, and I will miss her infectious smile. Happy trails Deb, until we meet again. Your loving brother in-law, Jody May

  5. Trenton, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God keep you all through this difficult time.

  6. I am in shock!! I am SO sorry for your loss!!!😢 Your mom was such a doll & she LOVED her kids & grandkids❤️🥰That is all she ever talked about when I would do her hair😍 I will sure miss her🥲

  7. My Aunt Debbie is a very kind, loving, and always had shown the upmost interest and love with consideration in the way she went about. I considered Her the “cool adult” at holiday parties. I remember back when our families would take turns on who hosted Christmas Eve; and when Aunt Debbie and Uncle Steve’s turn came, I was so excited and couldn’t wait She went all out what ever she did she would always do better than most would. I will miss you Aunt Debbie.

    I love you

    Your Nephew

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