DEBORAH J. CHALOUD Deborah Jeanne Chaloud was born November 18, 1954 in Wyoming, Ohio to M. Frances and J. Hoyt Chaloud. She passed away August 3, 2020 after a brief and brave struggle with cancer in Henderson, Nevada where she resided for over 30 years. While growing up, Deb enjoyed a home where there was always a family cat or two and that began a lifelong faithfulness to feline pets. She had patience for rescuing and providing a safe home for cats who found their way into her life. Deb had many interests including reading and was a naturally gifted seamstress who enjoyed creating clothing and cross stitch in her spare time. Deb developed friendships and had fond memories of attending Wyoming Middle School and Wyoming High School. She enjoyed summers at Camp Cheley in Estes Park, Colorado and while there developed a deep appreciation of nature and its conservation. She graduated as Salutatorian of Wyoming High School in 1973. Deb graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 1976. While at Colorado College, she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Deb graduated from the University of Montana (Missoula) with a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies in 1985. Deb's passion for nature led to a career in environmental protection. She was initially employed at Lockheed Martin in the Environmental Safety and Health Division and then at the Environmental Protection Agency in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 25 years. Throughout her career she was involved in research relating to the protection of our planet. Deb's family extends their heartfelt gratitude for the infinite ways her friends and family members have shown their friendship and love over the years. Deb is preceded in death by her Father and Mother. She is survived by her brother J. Scott Chaloud and sister-in-law Valerie of Mission Hills, Kansas. Deb is also survived by four cousins and many good friends in Henderson and around the country. A private memorial service was held. If desired, memorial contributions are suggested to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741 for protection of homeless pets.
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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Mar. 28, 2021.