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Deborah Afton

Obituary for Deborah Afton

March 20, 1956 - January 10, 2021
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 64


Deborah Ann (Boyce) Afton gained her angel wings January 10, 2021.

Deborah was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1956 to Joyce Masker Boyce and Edward (stepmom Joan) Boyce. She attended Coopersville High School. She will be deeply missed; gone but never forgotten.

She is preceded in death by her mother Joyce; father and stepmother, Edward and Joan Boyce; her infant daughter, Rachel Afton; and her life partner, Michael Peck.

She is survived by her children; Charles Dietrich of Glendale, AZ; Catherine LaMar of Abilene, KS; Joshua Afton of Rodney, MI; her grandchildren: Jordyn Velthuis and Kaiden Dietrich; and her siblings: Sharon and Jim Byrnes, Larry and Cathy Boyce, Krista Ford and Doug Keck, Kim Boyce, and Tari and Stan Labinski; as well as several nieces and nephews.

At this time there will be no service. Cremation will take place.

The family is asking in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Deborah's memory to any local animal shelter, rescue, or bird sanctuary, as she had a deep love for animals, especially birds.

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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