Deborah S. Davila

Deborah S. Davila, age 67 of Tecumseh, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Debbie was born on March 17, 1953 in Tecumseh at Herrick Hospital. She was one of two children of the late Frank D. Fairbanks and MaryLou Porter (Fairbanks).

Debbie graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1971.

On June 4, 1983 she married Anthony Davila. They first lived together in Britton, Mich. and later moved to Tecumseh, where they bought their first house together in 1985. This is where they spent the rest of her life together. In August of 1980, their first child was born, Katrina Maloy (Davila). They then had a son, Simon Davila, born in December of 1983.

When their children were growing up, she enjoyed taking them to Grayling, Mich. to spend time with her parents, Clifford and MaryLou Porter. They enjoyed camping and fishing for the big one. She loved being in the outdoors and took pride in her flowerbeds. She loved having beautiful flowers blooming in her garden. She always enjoyed the company of her friends and family, as well as her many pets throughout the years.

In March of 2014, Debbie became a grandmother for the first time to a grandson, Rowan Maloy. She was so excited to be a grandma. She became the grandmother to two more grandchildren in February of 2016, Declan Malow, and in August of 2018, Emersyn Maloy.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Anthony Davila; daughter, Katrina (Eric) Maloy of Brooklyn, Mich. and son, Simon Davila of Tecumseh. Loving grandmother to Rowan Maloy, Declan Maloy and Emersyn Maloy. Sister to Gary (Katie) Fairbanks. Loving aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father Frank D. Fairbanks; mother, MaryLou Porter; and stepfather, Clifford Porter.

In accordance with Debbie’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial services in her honor will be held at a later time. More will be announced on this event at a later date.


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