Reno lost one of its brightest beauties last Sunday. Deborah Ann Salsberg died in a tragic auto accident on May 29, 2011. Born in Santa Barbara, CA on September 27, 1980, Deborah was just 30 years young when her life was taken from us. She moved with her parents to Truckee, CA in February, 1985, and attended school there until her graduation from Tahoe Truckee High School in 1998.
A good student, Deborah also loved life and helping others. She baby sat children, interned as a Spanish language interpreter in the Truckee court system, and worked as a barista serving up the best espressos and lattes in all of Truckee.
Debbie left Truckee in the month of her 18th birthday to attend the University of Nevada, Reno, and lived on campus. She left school after a year, supporting herself in the food service industry, and set about discovering who she was and what life was all about.
Deborah lived a vibrant, giving life. A free spirited and independent young woman, she was also “Daddy’s little girl” and a light in everyone’s life. Her sparking eyes, happy, giggly, quick wit and high intelligence gained her access in many social outlets. She was easy to get to know, loved people and had a way of letting everyone know she loved them too. Deborah had a wonderful start in life, and possessed a happy, irrepressible zest for learning, helping people and making everyone’s life just a little bit happier. Deborah’s gift to the world was in her heart, her delightful laugh and helping others, as she hopped, skipped and jumped through her journey to discover what life was all about, and being the best person she could be.
Deborah is survived by her mother, Deanna Blood, stepfather Michael Blood, brother Joseph Alan Salsberg, and father Alan Joseph Salsberg, an uncle, numerous aunts and cousins, and all the citizens of the world who will deeply miss her. Rest in Peace, Debbie “Dukes” Ann Salsberg, Rest in Peace.
In lieu of flowers, Deborah Ann would love it if people would remember the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Children’s Miracle Network