Deborah "Debbie" Sue Provencio (age 61), peacefully passed away at TMC Hospital on January 25,
2022, after a long battle with brain and lung cancer, and from complications of Covid-19. She was born
on February 7th 1960 in Tucson, Arizona. She is survived by her parents, Paul and Frances Bohardt;
loving husband Steve Provencio (Brothers-Russ (Lupe) Provencio, John (Sylvia) Provencio, Doug
Provencio and Sisters-Terri Provencio, Eloise (Hector) Lopez, Dorina (Richard) Aguilera, Rose
Provencio and Yolanda Provencio.); daughters Nikki Hampton and Rita Provencio; brother Paul (Cara)
Bohardt; nephew P.J. Bohardt and niece Patrisha Bohardt; and grandchildren Viviana Hernandez, and
Alexandra and Kyren Moran.
Debbie was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a simplistic woman,
full of great courage yet great gentleness. Morals and traditions were important to her, and she believed
in her family. She never imposed upon anyone, and didn't ask for help unless absolutely necessary.
Debbie always kept her head up, even in some of life's hardest times. She did this with positivity and a
constant belief that you WOULD get through the hard moments, as long as you had family to carry you
Debbie found her life's purpose caring for the elderly and made it a point to see that they were treated
with dignity and respect. As the manager of a Care Home, Debbie had a natural ability to be even
keeled and steady, and knew what to do in an emergency or in a difficult situation. Her calmness and
logic was an invaluable trait in her career.
Debbie was happiest when she had quiet moments to herself, and also enjoyed time spent outdoors-
especially at Roosevelt Lake, where she liked to camp and go fishing. Her favorite things in life were
the simplest things-a pretty sunset, a good song on the radio, her daily bowl (or two!) of ice cream, her
dog, Pepper and the laughter she shared with her family.
Debbie is welcomed home by her grandparents, Virgil and Wanda Adams, and son, Stevie Provencio,
Debbie will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe." John 14:1
We believe Debbie is at peace. We believe in the unconditional love and support of our family. We
believe in the strength of our faith. We believe all of these things together will carry us through.