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