Debra Ann Tabbert

July 5, 1960

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January 1, 2021

Debra Ann Tabbert

July 5, 1960

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January 1, 2021

Debra Ann Tabbert, 60, of Billings, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 (surrounded by family), after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.

Debbie was born in Salt Lake City on July 5, 1960, to Robert and Mary Dobias. She grew up in Bountiful, Utah, and moved to Fairview. After she graduated from Fairview High School, she went on to attend Eastern Montana College. She dedicated her career as a paraprofessional at Riverside Middle School. There, she helped kids achieve their true potential in education. She married her longtime friend and love, Jim Tabbert, in February of 1990.

She is survived by her husband Jim and their three kids, Nathan, Jolene, Tyler; their grandchildren, Kason, Bentley, Zane, Brody and Teigan; her parents, Bob and Mary Dobias; and sisters Cheri and Cindy.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the LDS Church, 3595 Monad Road. The service will be followed by a burial in Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park.

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15 thoughts on “Debra Ann Tabbert”

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Debbie. I was in her class and she was so intelligent and pleasant. My condolences to her family!!

  2. I’m at a loss for words. Debbie was a wonderful woman caring and giving. She will be missed. Condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  3. My condolences to the Tabbert and Doubias families. Debbie was always a pleasure to be around back in school.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was a big part of my life throughout high school. We re-connected within the last couple years. She told me recently that she was concerned about her children and how hard this was going to be for them, but that she would get to meet her grand babies before they arrived on earth and that was a comfort. I know she is watching over all of you. Jim I am so sorry this happened so quickly.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss of Debbie. Jim and family please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda Frank

  6. I am sad you had to leave this earth so young. I am so grateful for our childhood friendship and the fun times we all had in Bountiful Utah. I think the Quilter’s and the Dobias’s were so fortunate to be such good neighbors. Riding our bikes, going to school, kick the can, popcorn Sunday’s and running the neighborhood with no worries. With your sister Cindy by our side, we had some wonderful times and those memories are priceless. You are a wonderful sweet Sister and Daughter to your family who Love you so much. I only met Jim a couple times and didn’t know your children, but I always knew how much you Loved them. I could tell by the pictures the happiness and joy they gave you, and you gave them. I will miss you, but know that I will see again in heaven.

  7. Shayla Reichenbach

    Debbie always had a way of nuturing and loving all of the people around her without limits. Her love stemmed solely from her faith and she was known as someone you could always ask for a helping hand. A teacher, a mother, a guardian angel sent onto the earth to walk among us. I will always remember the warmth you brought into every room you walked in. My heart aches as I see you leaving us so soon, however I will never forget the faith and fight you instilled into my soul. Prayers for peace amongst your loved ones during this time. I know you are watching over them. You are so loved and you touched my soul. Prayers to all as you may rest with the one we all must look up to and trust during this trial. 🙏🏼

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