Debbie Rowney Lassor

Debbie Rowney Lassor, 58, passed away peacefully the morning of May 18, 2018, in Sonora, Calif., due to cancer. Debbie was born in Alameda on May 11, 1960, to Jim and Barbara Rowney. 

Debbie married her soulmate, Ray Lassor, in 1991. She had two children, Sara and Danny Westfall, by a previous marriage and welcomed two more, Jason and Justin Lassor, when she married Ray. 

Debbie loved to love on people.  She sought to instill in her children and grandchildren a zest for life, a commitment to family and friends and the power of a smile.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Ray, mother Barbara, daughter Sara, son Danny (Ashley), sons Jason and Justin (Nessa) and grandchildren: Layla Tarantino, Lucas and Hailey Lassor. She also leaves behind her brothers, Mike Rowney (Joann), Scott Rowney (Jen), and Matt Rowney (Cheryl) plus many nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim; grandparents, James and Nancy Rowney, and Charles and Frances Mowbray.

Debbie was inspiring, giving, selfless, caring, wise and most of all, our hero. 
Her hands were rarely still. They held her sewing needles, wooden spoons and her grandchildren. One of Debbie’s passions was to take long trips on motorcycles with her husband Ray and great friends Steve and June Smith.  

Debbie loved to cook. She was known for her potato salad and chicken enchiladas, recipes she wouldn’t share.  

She sewed, she loved to go glamping and travel to visit with family. She grew up swimming and became a member of the Alameda swim team and the Encinal High School team. 

Debbie graduated from Encinal High School in 1978.

A celebration of life potluck for Debbie will be held Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lower Crystal Falls Lake and Clubhouse, 21725 Crystal Falls Dr. in Sonora. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Adventist Health Center Cancer Fund, 900 Greenley Road, Suite 902, Sonora, or Adventist Health Hospice, 20100 Cedar Road North, Sonora, CA 95370.