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Debra Lee "Deb" Luck (1952-2019)

Died: January 23, 2019

Debra “Deb” Luck, 67, passed away in her sleep on January 23 with her loyal border collie Champ at her bedside. Deb was born on January 15, 1952 in Sonora, CA to Fred and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hendricks.  Her mother was part of a pioneer family that settled in California’s gold country in the 1850’s. Deb…read more

Debra “Deb” Luck, 67, passed away in her sleep on January 23 with her loyal border collie Champ at her bedside. Deb was born on January 15, 1952 in Sonora, CA to Fred and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hendricks.  Her mother was part of a pioneer family that settled in California’s gold country in the 1850’s. Deb’s father worked in heavy construction, building roads and dams throughout the Sierra Nevada. She and her family moved every year to a different remote town as her dad followed the work, before eventually settling in Davis, CA where Deb attended elementary and high school.  She graduated from Davis High in 1970. After studying for a few semesters at Sacramento State University, she began a colorful life’s journey — living and working in cities across the western states including South Lake Tahoe, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Lewiston, ID; Las Vegas, NV; and Reno, NV. She was a blackjack dealer at Harrah’s in Tahoe, and worked in administration at Renown Medical Center in Reno. One of her most rewarding jobs during this time was her position at the non-profit Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Las Vegas.  In late 2010 she moved to Louisiana and soon joined the staff at the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge. As was the case everywhere she’d lived, she made many friends here.  Deb enjoyed fishing and spending time in the mountains. She was an excellent cook with a passion for trying new recipes and sharing the results with friends and family. She had a soft spot for animals. Her menagerie in Reno included, at various times, cats, peacocks and a goat. And dogs – most of which were rescued from less than optimal living conditions.  Deb is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother Skip Hendricks (Renee), stepchildren Robert Luck (Tina), Nathan Luck and Odessa Luck Hawkins (Tom); grandchildren Ashley Luck Robertson, Joshua Luck, Lyndsey Luck, Lola Hawkins and Luke Hawkins; great grandchildren Arielle Disney, Ian Disney and Charlotte Baker; and many beloved cousins on both her mother’s and father’s sides.  She was always more of a mom than a stepmom, more of a sister than an in-law. To her friends, she was family. To family members, she was also a close friend. Her passing has left a void in the hearts and lives of those who knew her. Deb’s family wishes to thank all who offered her their caring and support, particularly during the last months of her life.  There will be a celebration of Deb’s life on Friday, February 1, 2019 from four to six p.m. at Stroubes, 107 Third Street, Baton Rouge. Interment, along with a memorial gathering for family and close friends, will be held in California at a later date. Donations in Deb’s memory may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters, or to any animal rescue or humanitarian organization.

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Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stroubes

Address:

107 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801

 Celebration of Life Gathering


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