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May 17, 2023 - 00:00
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Debra Lynn Klawinsky Lee, 65, of Navasota, passed away Friday, May 5, 2023 at Golden Creek Nursing and Rehab in Navasota under the care of Compassionate Care hospice. A celebration of her life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2023, at New Hope Church of Navasota. Pastor Max Brand will officiate. Family and friends are invited afterwards to gather and reminisce at the church for lunch.

Debbie was born December 18, 1957 in East Bernard, Texas, to Lee and Mae Pearl Klawinsky. She grew up in Richards, TX with her thirteen siblings.

Debbie worked in customer service first at Jimmy’s Drive-In, then W.A.’s Drive-In, and finally Conoco in Navasota, but her true calling was caring for her residents at Brenham State School. She is remembered with love for touching the lives of many.

In her spare time Debbie loved to read murder mystery novels, play computer and video games, and spend time with her many nieces and nephews.

Debbie met the love of her life, Donald Lee, while working at the Conoco station. They were married in 1995 on his birthday, January 28. They had twenty-eight wonderful years of marriage and companionship together.

Debbie was preceded in death by her first husband Norman Hemann; parents, Lee and Mae Pearl Klawinsky; brothers, Joe Klawinsky, Jr., Kerry Klawinsky, and Ricky Klawinsky.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband Donald Lee; brothers, Philip Klawinsky and his wife, Zereta, Larry Klawinsky and his wife, Shawn, Paul Klawinsky and his wife, Amanda, Terry Klawinsky and his wife, Linda, and Jerry Klawinsky and his wife, Liz; sisters, Josephine Collins, Jeanette Kroll and her husband, Mike, Kathy Tomkivits, Linda Dodssman and her husband, Lawrence, and Beverly Sahlatura and her husband, Donald; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Debbie was cremated by Trevino-Smith Funeral Home in Bryan, TX.

The family greatly appreciates everyone’s condolences.