Deborah Harper

Deborah "Deby" Harper

1951 - 2022

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Deborah “Deby” Elaine Harper, 71, of Masontown, passed away at her home on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Deby was born in St. Albans, WV on March 30, 1951 to the late Homer and Christina Cox. Deby worked at Mon General Hospital for 15 years as a Critical Care Nurse. She loved her horses and enjoyed showing them early in life and for the last 20 years got love from raising and loving our wolves and cats. Her baby for 20 years, Motiza, her wolf. They will miss her, but she will see them again. Deby was a charter member of the National Museum of the American Indians in Washington, DC and Okleueha NAC, Okleueha Native American Church- her name was “Spirit Woman” (Wolf of the North). She also spoke some of her native language. Deby is survived by her husband: Richard G. Harper; brothers: Thomas Cox (Jeannie) of New Manchester, WV and Robert Cox (Carolyn) of Roanoke, VA; nieces: Allina Crockett (Kevin) of Fairmont, America Ridgeway (Andrew) of Roanoke, VA, and Hailey Cooper (Jordan) of Roanoke, VA; great nieces and nephews: Hayes Cooper, Conrad, Grayson, and Scarlett Crockett, and Lillian Newman; cousins: Bobby Markham (Angel) of Corpus Christi, TX and Larry Markham (Judy) of Lexington, Kentucky; step daughter: Dina Brewer (Roy) of Pt. Marion, PA; step son: Robert Harper of Raleigh, NC and step granddaughter: Addison Harper. McCulla Funeral Home is providing cremation service. A committal service will take place at the West Virginia National Cemetery, on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 2pm with Pastor Dan Meadows officiating. Following the service, inurnment will take place at the West Virginia National Cemetery. Online condolences may be extended to the family at

Graveside Service

2:00 pm
Monday, August 22, 2022
West Virginia National Cemetery
42 Veterans Memorial Lane
Grafton, West Virginia, United States