Debby Diamond Cato
February 10, 1950 - June 28, 2021
Loving Mother, Daughter, Grandmother "Mima", Sister, Aunt and friend, Debby Diamond Cato unexpectedly passed away the night of June 28th, after a very short diagnosis of cancer.
Debby was a proud native of Phoenix, graduate of Madison Meadows, Central High School, and ASU. Debby is survived by her parents: Ralph and Carolyn Diamond; 3 daughters: Jennifer Lanoue (Brooks), Kelly Cato, and Stacey Weidinger (Kevin); siblings: Chip Diamond (Sheri) and Carol Isbell (Joe); as well as her treasured grandchildren: Bayley, Lily, Emily, Kayleb, and Theo. Regrettably, Debby was not able to meet her new grandchild "in the hopper." Debby also had a special place in her heart for her countless loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Following graduation from college, Debby spent many years in the retail business including Diamond's Department Store and The Gap. In recent years, Debby was a successful and valued member of Diamond Properties, Inc.
Debby was fun loving, extremely loyal to her family and friends, and had a very strong sense of the right thing to do. She always let you know what she was thinking, and made us better for that.
As a Mother, Debby was always by her girls' sides. Whether it was traveling between sporting events, school functions, or just navigating 3 active kids going different directions, her devotion to her children is what we will remember most. The dedication to her family was above all else.
Debby will be deeply missed.
Private family services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Debby's memory to a charity of your choice.
There are no events scheduled.