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Deborah (Olesen) Mackaman

Born: Sun., May 14, 1961
Died: Wed., Dec. 2, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Hey Everyone! Just checking in to let you all know I have crossed over to the other side! I apologize to anyone who I did not see or talk to before I left this world. It has been one heck of a ride! Here is a short and sweet bio. I was born on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1961 to Rose Marie (Nopper) and Lefty Olesen in Helena, MT. Some of my best memories were summers spent in White Sulphur Springs, MT with my grandparents, Fred and Magdeline Nopper. I graduated from Capital High in Helena in 1979 and went to Carroll College as a “non-traditional” student, graduating in 1991 with a degree in Health Information Management. I was fortunate to work at St. Patrick Hospital, Partners in Home Care, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, and HCPro. I married Kevin Mackaman in June 1992 and we lived in Frenchtown and Stevensville, MT. We didn’t have children but I hope I had a positive influence on my nieces and nephews. My many loves include my dogs (see you at the Rainbow Bridge), horses, adventure, camping, time on the river, and any time with family. My favorite adventures were exploring Mexico and Costa Rica with Kevin, scuba diving, shark diving, sky diving, and earning a black belt in Tae Kwan Do. I wanted to give a quick shout out to several people who touched my life in more ways than you know. Medical team – Dr. Scott, SPH physicians and nursing staff, Dr. Bixby Girlfriends who held my hand – Mary McCluskey, Michele Adams, Gail Schulz, Kim DeAnda (therapist and hair stylist); Shawna Smith, Sarah Marie Randall Dunlap; Michelle Daniels, Joey Romasko I am survived by my husband – Kevin Mackaman (ladies he is a keeper); my brother and sister-in-law Greg and Cindi Olesen of Helena, MT; my nephew and great niece Derrick and Maddi Olesen of Helena, MT; my niece and nephew Amber (Mackaman), Ashton, and Mike Solberg, Winnemucca, NV; my niece Makayla Mackaman, Winnemucca, NV; Mary (Nopper) and Mitch Noack of Helena, MT; Sharon (Nopper) and Arlan Larsen of Stevensville, MT; Sandy (Nopper), Bill, and Christopher Bradford of Helena, MT; Bill and Trisha Nopper of Skiatook, OK Donations or Memorials – Dog Is My Co-Pilot PO Box 3399 Jackson, WY or Wounded Warrior Program 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at a later date. Celebration of Life – Larry Creek Group Use Campground; Spring 2021, Stevensville, MT (Crown Royal is on me!)

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Shellena Lambert
   Posted Mon December 07, 2020
My sincere condolences to your family during this time... Debbie left an impression on every person she came in contact with and she will truly be missed... She was my favorite instructor to work with at HCPro because she had the kindest soul. It says alot about a person when the primary communication was only via email, but this morning the news still brought me to tears so that just goes to show how powerful of a presence Debbie had. I only had the privilege of meeting her once but I felt very strongly about our work based email communications. She constantly made my day brighter... Just simply seeing the notification that she emailed me always brought a smile to my face... She will truly be missed.

Shawna Smith
   Posted Mon December 07, 2020
Dear Kevin, Greg and family,

My deepest sympathy to all of you. She was an all around beautiful person! Debbie and I met in middle school and became fast friends. We spent our middle and high school years having fun and getting into mischief! Those are years of memories that I have and will treasure always. Of course, life takes you in different directions, but the feelings of love for someone special always remain in your heart. That’s how I feel about Deb. I have a vivid picture of her getting out of her green/yellow maverick(?), with her shiny blonde hair and in a pair of overalls, walking across my lawn.
In recent years, we’ve been texting Birthday wishes and promises of getting together. Last summer, I was fortunate to finally see her beautiful smiling face and hear her infectious laugh. Thankfully, I have pictures from that day.
I just wanted you to know how special she was to me and she will always hold a special place in my heart.
I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!


Sara Dunlap
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
Kevin, Greg and the rest of this marvelous family,
As you know Debber and I had years of adventure together, they were some of the most wonderful times of my life. As time went on, we didn’t see each other as often as we should have but the friendship and love for each other never wavered. I am blessed with beautiful memories of a beautiful soul. My condolences and love to all of you during this trying time
Love and God Bless,

Maureen Croce
   Posted Wed December 09, 2020
I extend my deepest sympathies to Debbie's family at this time. She and I worked together for years, and her energy and enthusiasm were contagious- even just through the telephone line. Always a hard worker, she would pitch in to break down a conference booth while wearing heels- and without a hair out of place. The world has lost a wonderful, funny, strong woman. I hope the happy memories of Debbie help comfort her family and friends.

Melissa Ketelsen
   Posted Wed December 09, 2020
My deepest condolences for you all in the passing of Debbie.
I am a coworker friend at HCPro. While we did not catch up often, and even lesser as of the past few years, I will miss her emails when she would say Hello while doing work. I always knew Debbie to be cheery, smart and a great mentor. She had customer followers who loved her instruction and asked for her specifically. She will forever be in my heart. She will be missed by her HCPro family!

Melissa Varnavas
   Posted Wed December 09, 2020
I worked with Debbie at HCPro for many years. She's always been willing to help out with anything and always ready with a kind word, joke, or knowing smile. In know those who loved her best will keenly miss her. Her extended family will as well.

Quindella Ewing
   Posted Wed December 09, 2020
I was so saddened to see this today. Debbie was my first Medicare boot camp instructor and the first day, she said she was our instructor for life. And she was. I could email her anytime with questions and she always responded. We met after our first bootcamp later in San Antonio and caught up on things. She will be missed. To her husband and family, I am so sorry for this loss. She was always smiling.

Pam Chaplin
   Posted Fri December 11, 2020
I’m sincerely sorry for your loss. Debbie was my role model and helped me for many years at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital by providing me wisdom and guidance. I missed her every day since she left the hospital for other employment opportunities. She's always very supportive of me and believed in my ability to accomplish whatever I wanted. She is so brave, strong and wise. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shannon McCall
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
Debbie was such a loved colleague and more importantly friend to me. Her beautiful smile and caring personality made anyone who knew her feel lucky and blessed. I will truly miss our conversations and looking forward to events where we could see each other or speak together on a topic. Sending prayers to your family during this very difficult time.

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