Debbie K. Dill
Debbie Dill passed away peacefully in her home on June 7, 2007 – just six months after moving to Lockhart. She loved the community and the slower, friendlier pace of a small town. She called her new home a “little piece of heaven.”
Debbie was born in Austin on Feb. 9, 1951 to Willie and Edna Dill. Her father Willie and uncle, George Dill, have been land owners in the L
ockhart area for more than 30 years. After her father”s death last summer, Debbie was given some acreage off of State Park Road and with the help of our family and many local contractors, she spent months building a home and life for herself in the country.
Sadly, just four days after taking permanent residence in Lockhart she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. What was most important in the face of this devastating news was her wish that she get to enjoy one full spring in the country. She wanted to live long enough to enjoy every surprise her land had to reveal. She loved to watch the cattle and miniature horses roam her land and delighted in the birth of many calves and foals this spring, the wild berries found right beside her drive, and more varieties of wild flowers than we had ever seen on the land. She made herself a “star-gazing” bed outside so that she could fully experience the pleasure of viewing a night sky that only a country home can offer.
Our world is full of people with special needs who struggle to find a safe, supportive life – Debbie found that in Lockhart. We want to thank each and every person in Lockhart who met Debbie and responded to her special needs with patience, kindness and respect, If you are one of those persons, you know who you are. The family offers heartfelt appreciation for the role you played in Debbie”s life.
Debbie is survived by her mother, Edna Dill of Pflugerville; her brother Larry Dill and sister-in-law Charlotte Dill of Pflugerville; her sister, Carolyn Johnson of Cedar Park; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family held a graveside ceremony at the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin on June 11, 2007. The ceremony reflected Debbie”s artistic interests and her values to include releasing her four beloved doves to nature with the prayer that they live out their lives in Oakwood”s historic, park-like setting.
Arrangements under the direction of Beck Funeral Home, 1407 Priem Ln., Pflugerville, Texas. 78660, 512-251-3500.