Our beautiful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Godmother and Friend, Debbie Ann Carrasco Vasquez, 67, of Odessa, gained her angel wings on Monday, April 10, 2023, in Dallas, Texas at UT Southwestern Medical Hospital. Debbie was born in Odessa on September 15, 1955, to her loving parents, Alfred Almanza Carrasco and Gloria Gomez Carrasco. Debbie was raised and attended school in Monahans. While both families (her and her husbands) were active in the Catholic church, she met the love of her life, Robert, got married and moved to Odessa. She earned her GED and started her career at Odessa College working in the Cafeteria while earning her Associates in Criminal Justice. Later, she got her Bachelors in Psychology and worked as a Counselor for Aim High School. Last but not least, she earned her Masters in Counseling working for a College Preparatory Program called Upward Bound as an Academic Counselor, later being promoted to Director. After many years, of sharing her wisdom and guidance helping so many people with their education she was able to Retire. Debbie was such a beautiful soul who could genuinely help anyone solve a problem. She was strong in her Catholic Faith, she lived her Crusillo (De Colores) at a young age of 16 and taught CCD for many years. She loved shopping, especially bargain shopping! Spending time with family and would always say, “With mine and Roberts Love, we created such a beautiful family.” She LOVED Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Traveling, and Planning. She put her heart into everything. Debbie is preceded in death with her loving husband, Robert Ramos Vasquez; her grandparents, parents, and daughter, Ann in Heaven. Debbie is survived by son, Robbie Carrasco Vasquez and wife; her daughter, Laura Ann Cortez and husband; and her many grandchildren, and great grandchildren; her brother, Alfred Jr. Carrasco and family; her sister, Guadalupe Carrasco Castelo and family; and the family of her husband. A rosary will be recited on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 1:00 PM at St John the Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church and Mass to immediately follow at 2:00 PM. Inurnment will follow at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Harkey Funeral Home. If you would like to send your condolences to the family, you may do so by signing her guestbook at www.harkeyfunerals.com.
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