Deborah Jesus

Deborah (Deb) Jesus passed away on September 18th, 2021 in Kanab, Utah, surrounded by her loved ones. It is difficult to encapsulate her life in a brief summary. We could list accomplishments, places she lived, who survived her, but her essence was so much more important. She was so many things… our family storyteller, a lady who told jokes like a truck driver, a connoisseur of bad reality television, a secret poet, a lover of tacos, a purveyor of conspiracies, a reader of thousands of books, and often in awe of the wonders she saw in the world (although she always played it cool). Under her delicate features existed both a depth of compassion and inherent rebelliousness. More than anything, she loved us in a way no one else would or could —she accepted us and saw our beauty no matter what we did, said, or were. Like many others, she was also a daughter, sister, friend, aunt, grandmother, wife, and mother. She will be greatly missed, but we know somewhere she is having coffee with her mother, Betty Lou, and laughing at some joke only the two of them knew. 

Her ashes will be scattered at her favorite place, the lighthouse at Pigeon Point along the coast in Pescadero, California.

Ah Sun-flower!

-William Blake

Ah Sun-flower! weary of time,

Who countest the steps of the Sun:

Seeking after that sweet golden clime

Where the travellers journey is done. 

Where the Youth pined away with desire,

And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow: 

Arise from their graves and aspire, 

Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.



  1. Scott September 27, 2021 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Well done Shilo I certainly will miss her

  2. Kassidy hurt September 27, 2021 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    I love you grandma

  3. Russell Hurt September 28, 2021 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Shi. You did a great job with this. I really miss her. She is most definitely hanging out with grandma

  4. Rick shea September 29, 2021 at 5:04 am - Reply

    A very special young lady in so many ways. She left her family And friends to young. Will always have wonderful memories of her and all your family. RIP MY SPECIAL FRIEND. Rick

  5. Todd Ware October 2, 2021 at 12:51 am - Reply

    This is very well written sweet heart. I miss her more every day. All my love to my family at this time of our loss and others reunion.

  6. Shilo September 18, 2022 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I miss you today and everyday.

  7. Shilo September 18, 2023 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    One more year, but you made it to Mexico. I love you.

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