Debra Jean Dumont (Lay), 68, of Mesquite, NV, left behind friends and family on Sept 9, 2021 to begin a new journey.

Debbie was born on Aug 2, 1953 to Donald Dumont and OraBelle Murray in Lewiston, Idaho. Her father passed away when she was quite young. Her mother remarried to Ralph Murray who was her father growing up and Grandpa to her children. Her father served in the military while she was a child so she lived in many places across the country growing up. He retired in Anchorage, Alaska which is where some very important moments took place in her life. Her time in Anchorage was significant because it was there that the Savior began to be the center of her life.  It was also there that she met and fell in love with Dan while he was serving in the Navy. 

She married Daniel Harvey Lay on May 31, 1972. During their 26 year marriage, they also lived in various places across the country.  Eventually they planted roots in Eatonville, Washington and that became home to her. They raised 5 children there who are her pride and joy.  There wasn’t a thing that Mom wouldn’t do for her children.

If you thought that her love for her children was extreme, it doesn’t compare to the love that she has for her grandchildren. She planned her life around her grandkids and they are the most precious to her. Attending birthday parties, sleep overs, ball games, primary programs, and school events were just a few of the things that filled her life with joy. Grandma was the role that she cherished the most in this life.

Debbie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  This membership brought many people into her life that she considered to be dear friends. She took time to foster those relationships and listen intently as news was shared with her about things going on in her friends’ lives. She was a good Friend to so many.  She served with pride in many callings in the church. Her life revolved around the Lord, her family, and her friends.

Debbie is survived by many nieces and nephews; her siblings: Chuck, Francille, Brian, and Celina;  her children: Angelique Birch, Dan Lay Jr. (Emmy), Tonya Walker (Jeremy), Katrina Bruce (Jeremy) and Jon Lay; and dearest to her, the ones that own her heart, her grandkids (Easton, Vinny, Leo, Eva, Josie, Beaux, Hallie, Clancy, Madison, Wes, Lexie, Damon, Arlana).

She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Brother Donald Dumont, Sister Becky Luft, Brother Kel Dumont.  



A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 18th at the Mesquite Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Stake Center, 100 North Arrowhead Lane, Mesquite, Nevada at 5:00 pm. There will be visitation with the family prior to the service at 4:00 pm.


Debbie, Grandma, Mom, Sister, Friend…“Till we meet at Jesus’ feet, God be with you till we meet again”

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