Deborah (Debbie) Flores Lago obituary
Debbie fought a short and courageous battle against liver cancer. She is survived by her husband Rick Lago of Yakima, her Sister Tina (Perry) Perrault of Richland, her brothers Raynaldo Flores of Toppenish and Steven Flores of Selah. Debbie leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews that will miss their “Crazy Aunt Debbie”, of which she playfully referred to herself as, dearly. Debbie grew up in Toppenish Washington where she attended school, graduating from Toppenish High School in 1977. After graduation she attended Yakima Business College, and then worked for First American Title Company, American Home Loans, and Yakima Waste. Debbie took every opportunity to live this life that she loved to the fullest and enjoyed participating in many 3 and 5K races, Bloomsday, completed a half and full marathon, and was active in her local gym, traveling with friends and family; always creating memories and taking plenty of photos to share. Her smile was contagious, her kindness was genuine, and her zest for life was felt by all that knew her. She also loved her pets dearly and took great pride in doting over them. Debbie was also actively involved in the motocross community alongside her husband, and helped bring to life many ORV and motorcycle trails in the area, including Lago’s Trail, named after her and her husband for their vision in creating and maintaining the trail. Debbie had a silly love for hats and sunglasses, and if you are so inclined, we invite you to wear a hat or pair of sunglasses to her service. Beyond that, please give your loved ones a big kiss on the cheek, an extra long hug, and tell them “I love you love you love you”, just like Debbie would for all of us today. A viewing will be held at Colonial Funeral Home, 228 S Alder Street, Toppenish, on Thursday November 17, 2022 from 1-4 PM. Funeral service will be Friday November 18, 2022 at 11am at Colonial Funeral Home, 228 S Alder Street, Toppenish, followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery in Toppenish. Following the service, there will be a reception-potluck gathering at The Eagles for all family and friends.