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On the morning of June 23, 2022, Deborah Torkelson, of Farmington, NY died, surrounded by family, at the age of 65. Deborah was born to Donald and Betty Davis in Cortland, NY on August 4, 1956. She graduated from Cortland City Schools in 1974. In 1981 she married Steven Torkelson and they had two children. After moving several times she and Steven settled in Farmington, NY in 1990.
Deborah was a talented artist and interior designer. She enjoyed faux finishing and ran her own faux finishing business for several years. She then worked retail before finishing her career at Five Star bank. She volunteered at church through a variety of activities. She will be remembered for her work with vacation bible school and bible studies for teens and adults.
Deborah was preceded in death by her mother, Betty. She is survived by her husband, Steven, her two children, Stephanie (Caleb) Sharp and Andrew Torkelson, her sister, Donna (Melissa) Davis-Howard, her brother, Dale Davis, her father, Donald Davis, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends can call on FRIDAY, July 1, from 4 to 7 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services of Victor, 301 W Main St., Victor, NY 14564. Deborah’s Celebration of Resurrection will be held at 10 AM on SATURDAY, July 2, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 153 Church Ave, Farmington, NY 14425, with Pastor Robert Weidmayer conducting.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the ALS Association and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmington, NY.