Deborah (Debbie) Cosby died peacefully on Wed, Dec 14th 2011 at Agrace HospiceCare. Debbie was born on August 29, 1948 on the island of Oahu. She moved to Wisconsin in the 1960s, adopting the state as her home. She attended school throughout the UW system, became a mother, and worked for many years at the UW Hospital in Madison as a nursing assistant for the pediatric specialty clinic.
Debbie completed her degree in Child and Family Studies from UW-Madison in 1990 and started a second career at Wood's Hollow Children's Center in Fitchburg. She spent over a decade teaching and caring for our next generation.
Debbie is survived by her son Andrew Johnson of Saint Paul, MN, her brothers Ned and John of Maryland, her sister Marilyn Pease of Connecticut, her grandson Martin, and daughter-in-law Sherry Pofahl Johnson.
Donations in remembrance of Debbie may be made to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation.
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