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1967 Deborah 2019

Deborah Yoke-Bowden

January 21, 1967 — December 31, 2019

Deborah S. “Deb” Yoke-Bowden, 52, of Oroville, California and originally of Eldridge, Iowa, met our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa after suffering from a major stroke (basilar artery aneurysm) on Monday evening.  She passed while surrounded by her loving Iowa family while she was visiting during Christmas.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Northwest SPCA (an organization promoting animal welfare and responsible pet ownership) or to the Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, Delta Upsilon Chapter.  Attendees are encouraged to bring pop can tops that may be collected to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Deb was born January 21, 1967 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond & Chris (Liebbe) Yoke.  She was a graduate of North Scott High School and was united in marriage to James W. Bowden on April 13, 2013 in Oroville.

Deb held a variety of interests:  sewing, fishing, puzzles, photography, baking cooking, road trips and NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt.  Her greatest love was for her animals; llamas, chickens, pheasants, her cats, D.J. and Ernie and her grand-dogs, Daisy & Lexy.  She particularly enjoyed her sheep, especially Annabelle.

Those left to honor Deb’s memory include her husband, Jim; her son, Brian Dichiser of Moline, Illinois; her parents, Raymond & Chris Yoke of Park View, Iowa; her sisters, Angela (Joe) Munoz of Bettendorf, Carolyn (Sohn) Smith of Donahue, Iowa and Anna (Rodney) Winters of Eldridge; her brothers, Eric (Sandy) Yoke of Eldridge and Tony Yoke of Davenport; nine nephews; three nieces; her mother-in-law, Jackie (Ray) Bowden-Sanders of Oroville; and her sisters-in-law, Jennifer Harmon of Lehigh, Utah and Jaylene Hanson of Oroville.

Deb was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold & Marjorie Liebbe and Ross & Regina Yoke.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Deb’s obituary at

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Sunday, January 5, 2020

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, January 5, 2020

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