Deborah J. Fugett
- Published: May 3, 2018
Deborah J. Fugett, age 62, was a resident of Yellow Springs when she passed from the earth on April 20, 2018. She died peacefully at home from complications of an illness.
She was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, and lived much of her life in the Dayton region, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wright State University. She provided healing and relief to others through medical massage after earning her license from the Ohio Medical Board for massage therapy. Most recently, she owned her own business, Moon Rose Massage Therapy, in Yellow Springs.
Deborah described herself in her writings as someone who loves to read, go to movies and work jigsaw puzzles for fun — and as a metaphor for life. She enjoyed improvisational voice, music and dance with friends. She was dedicated to the nurturing of life on the planet — plant life, animals and the Earth herself. Deborah was devoted to spirituality from ancient religions, particularly Native American and Eastern religions and engaged in a daily devotional practice to her guru, Amma, and Jesus.
She was preceded in death by her life partner, John “Rusty” Neff. In addition to many friends, colleagues and chosen family in Yellow Springs, she is survived by three siblings and two goddess-children, Amber [Jones] Brunette and David Eagle Jones Hackathorne. A graveside life celebration service will be held on June 2, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Glen Forest Cemetery, in the Green Burials section, Pastor Aaron Saari presiding. The cemetery is located on U.S. 68 just north of Yellow Springs. Memorial messages can be left on the website of Jackson, Lytle, Lewis Funeral Home, jacksonlytle.com.