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Debbie Don McClellan

November 22, 1952 — February 24, 2022

Debbie Don Timberman McClellan passed away February 24,2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at age 69.  She was born November 22,1952, in Farmington, NM, to parents, Donald Timberman and Mary Wood Timberman.  Debbie was preceded in death by her younger brother & only sibling, Donald David Timberman who passed away December 20, 2020. 


Debbie is survived by her husband, Jonathan McClellan; Debbie’s son, Grant Harding and sons, Krahe and Kaeden Harding & Kaeden’s son Arlo Harding. Her Daughter Keena Lill and husband Charles Lill with sons Cole and Branson Lill; Her Daughter Tamboree Richey and husband Ronald Richey with children, Ryan, Dustin, Crystel, Mariah, and Connor Richey. Stepdaughter, Jessica McClellan Bianco with children Tate and Callie Bianco; Stepdaughter, Myriah McClellan with children Dylan and Gabby McClellan; Stepson Benjamin McClellan; extended family and many friends who are like family.


Debbie & Jon were married (sealed) in the Temple of Albuquerque, NM.


Debbie graduated from Ricks College in Rexburg, ID in 1972 with an associate degree in Journalism and later went back to school and graduated as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute in 1994.  In addition, Debbie was an accomplished artist in oils, acrylics, all crafts and a 3rd degree black belt in Jujitsu. Debbie opened her own Shoshin Ryu martial Arts Do Jo in Rio Rancho and taught Martial Arts for about 20 years, plus time she had a studio & taught Jujitsu, art, and dance in Idaho.


Debbie did volunteer work for the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque, organizing Holiday meals as a representative of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and donating items herself and collecting donations of needed items and delivering them. She also donated and collected items for an abused women and children’s shelter. Debbie loved helping those in need.


Debbie was a life-long member of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” and served the church in various positions to include as a teacher, a counselor in Relief Society, a Temple volunteer, then a Temple ordinance worker, shift coordinator, and many other positions until her health failed and she could no longer serve.  


A memorial service will be held at “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” following cremation.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Ronald McDonald House of New Mexico.


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