It is with great sorrow that the family of Debra Anne Hiett (best known as ‘Debbie’) announces her passing on July 5, 2022. She passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones.

Debbie was born on June 13, 1954, to Bonnie Jean Moore and Daniel James Hester in Amarillo, Texas. Her father served in the U.S. Airforce and, as a result, her family moved frequently. Eventually, her family relocated to Polar Mesa, Utah. 

Later Bonnie remarried to Dallin Blain Woodruff, who graciously took in Debbie and siblings Danny and David as his own. The family settled down in Moab, Utah. Bonnie and Dallin went on to bring another sister, Merry Woodruff, into their loving family. Debbie also had a sister, Edie, who sadly passed at the age of 4. 

Debbie married Terry Nash in 1972. The family chased oil rigs and she worked in the education sector. They sweetly welcomed two girls, Kimberly and Kaytie Nash. 

While some work for money, Debbie worked for her heart. She was passionately dedicated to her job in special education at Grand County High School. She spent over 30 years at GCHS and waited tables at the Moab Diner and Susie’s Branding Iron on the side. Debbie was loved so dearly by all she encountered, and she loved them more. 

Debbie deeply cherished her grandchildren, Lynasa Nash/Key, Ashley Nash-Wiggins, Christine Brown, and Nathan Wiggins. She always made time for them even if she really didn’t have any. This often looked like her grandkids hopping on their bikes to sit in her section at the Moab Diner and having sleepovers whenever possible. Her home was their home, and she loved them unconditionally. She was insistent that her love was shared equally, and she stuck to her word. 

As a single woman waiting tables, Debbie had a secret admirer: Ed Hiett. Ed made a consistent effort to sit in her section at the Moab Diner and began attending the same church as her. To no surprise, they went on to marry on December 30, 2008, adding Riley, Mike, Bernie, and Trent Hiett to her list of truly adored children. 

When blessed with her first great-grandchild, Rayland Key, she retired. She spent the last of her years caring for Rayland and Brielle with Ed. They cared for them as their own and glowed so brightly when in their presence.  

Debbie was a woman of faith who loved helping others, and fervently loved the Dallas Cowboys as well as anything Texas. 

Debbie Hiett is survived by her husband, Ed Hiett; her siblings, Danny (Kelly) Woodruff, David (Monica) Hester, and Merry Woodruff; her daughters, Kim “Trinket” (Hardy) Brown, Kaytie Wiggins, and Bernie “Worm” (Heather) Hiett; her sons, Riley (Leila) Hiett, Michael (Summer) Hiett, and Trent (Dara) Hiett; her granddaughters, Lynasa (Stephen) Key, Christine Brown, Ashley (Tim) Durlach/Kondos, Alexis Hiett, Sloane Hiett, Hayleigh Hiett, Brylee Hiett, Ezra Hiett, Betzey Hiett, Mandy Brown, and Tonia (Chuck) Fronckowiak; her grandsons, Nathan Wiggins, Sam Hiett, Brayden Hiett and Hardy (Ruby) Brown Jr.; and her great-grandchildren, Rayland and Brielle Key, Ava, Oakley, Caydence and Charley Fronckowiak and Charlotte, Milo and Norah Brown.

She is dancing in heaven with her grandma, Blanch Moore, her parents, Bonnie and Dallin Woodruff; her baby sister, Edie Woodruff; and her nephew, Samuel Woodruff.

She will be forever remembered for her tender heart, selflessness, and never-ending patience. 

Join us for her celebration of life on July 16 at 10 a.m. at the Moab Baptist Church (356 Kane Creek, Moab).

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