Debra Anne “Dozah” Mefford, age 65, passed away peacefully with her family
at her side from complications of Cancer, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018,
at her home in Powell, Wyoming. She was born October 9, 1953, in Greely,
Colorado, to Eugene “Coach” and Patricia (Golden) Dozah.
She was a 1972 graduate of Powell High School excelling in Swimming under
the direction of her dad, Coach Dozah. She graduated from the Sheridan
College Dental Hygiene program and loved her work and her patients for
nearly forty years that she worked in Powell. Her true passion was helping
people and she thrived as an EMT for the Powell Hospital for over 15 years.
She had a stellar knack for problem solving under pressure and was a natural
leader which made her an adored co-worker and caretaker.
She married Gary Mefford on August 14, 1976, in a typical animated Mefford /
Dozah celebration and they always affectionately referred to each other as
“my best friend”. Debbie’s favorite place to be was in the mountains, riding
her horses and the smell of sage after a fresh rain. She passionately loved
animals, saved many strays, and adored to be outside beautifying her yard or
walking through the fields with her dogs. She also loved her coffee, red wine,
baking homemade bread and kitchen gadgets.
Although she liked her alone time, she cared the most about her friends and
family and found great joy in giving gifts in which she was always
extraordinarily thoughtful. She had an uncanny ability to reach people in a
deep way and help them through the toughest of times.
She and the love of her life, Gary, had two beautiful children, Kassidy Mefford
Love and Paul Mefford. Her children were the light of her life as well as her
two grandsons, Maverick Paul Love and Indio Gunnison Love. She took in
several of her children’s friends as if they were her own and they opened up to
her like a trusted companion, including Denny Sullivan, who she considered
like a son. She was an avid football fan and loved watching the Denver
Broncos and the Wyoming Cowboys with her husband Gary, sister Denise,
Sister-in-law Maureen, cherished Denny, and son-in-law Benny Love. She is
survived by her husband, Gary; her sister, Denise (Maureen) Dozah of Casper;
daughter Kassidy (Benny) Love and grandkids Maverick and Indio Love as well
as her two dogs, Zoey and Bear and horses Onyx and Bella. She is preceded in
death by her parents Pat and Gene Dozah, and her son, Paul Mefford. Family,
friends, and others whose lives Debbie touched are invited to a celebration of her life which will be held on January 4, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Union Presbyterian Church.