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Truda A. DeBord

Truda Ann DeBord was born June 15th, 1976 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She spent the first part of her life living in Mount Ayr with her mother and brother, Colleen and Colman Phillips. When Truda was 10 years old her mother married Tom Kelly and the family moved to Redding, Iowa. Truda continued her schooling in Mount Ayr where she graduated with her brother in 1994. After graduation Truda tried several different jobs and ended up moving to Creston, Iowa where she was working at the time and that is where she met and fell in love with Corey DeBord. They were married on March 10th, 2001and they made their home in Des Moines, Iowa. On August 20th 2002 their son Gavin Thomas was born followed by twin girls, Bryn Coye and Falyn Kay, born October 24, 2007. Truda started working for the State of Iowa in 2005 and was still at the same job working for the Department of Human Services in the Child Support Recovery unit as a recovery officer in Grimes, Iowa.

Truda enjoyed the simple life of spending time with her family. She loved sharing an evening with friends filled with fun and laughter and never saying no to a microphone on karaoke night anywhere. She loved taking her kids to her parents' house and going four wheeling. When it came to Christmas shopping, she was always out on black Friday getting the best bargains she could find to fill her list.

Truda had a smile that could melt hearts and make others smile and feel good. She had a sense of humor that could liven up any party and make anyone laugh. Truda could give you a hug that would seem to make all your problems go away. She also had a warmth and compassion that was always there when friends or family needed it.

She leaves behind her three children, Gavin, Bryn, Falyn DeBord and their father Corey DeBord of Des Moines; her parents, Tom and Colleen Kelly of Redding; her brother, Colman Phillips of Prineville, Oregon; her mother-in-law, Connie Harden of Omaha, Neb.; many brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles and cousins. She will greatly be missed by so many friends and family but she left us with so many good memories that I know when you think of her she would rather you smiled than shed tears.

Services: 2:00 pm – Saturday, September 30, 2017
Armstrong Funeral Home - Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Officiant: Rev. Skip Rushing
Open Viewing: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fri., Sept. 29
Family Present: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fri., Sept. 29
Armstrong Funeral Home - Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Memorial: In Truda's name to be used for her children's education.
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery - Mount Ayr, Iowa

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We look forward to seeing Truda alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection."

Jim & Donna Adams Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

On March 2001 you became the daughter I never had. Thank you for the 3 wonderful grandchildren you left me. I know you'll be watching over them. I will help with then. I'm so glad I got to see 2 weeks before you passed. You will always be in my HEART. Love always your mother-in-law Connie

Connie Harden Sep 28 2017 12:00 AM

Truda loved music. I remember her being a little bit of sass but a lot of spunk. She turned into a wonderful woman and I'm not surprised. It is strange that after moving to Missouri, one of the jobs I had was working in child support for a prosecutors office. We had more in common than we knew. My thoughts are with those of you that loved her.

Susan Greene Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM

To my cousin i love you even know we never hardly ever got time spend together cuz of our busy life we still talked on facebook and kept in touch its just not going be same without u i will always remember our memories i love you

Tabatha Phelps Sep 21 2017 12:00 AM

My beautiful niece I will miss you and your smile for the rest of my life. Love Aunt Peggy

Peggy Milligan Sep 21 2017 12:00 AM