Deborah S. Pagana Fay, vigilante, time traveler, and dragon tamer, was born in Stanley, Virginia on July 20, 1950. Former resident of Maryland, Deborah began her next adventure from Portland, Oregon, on September 19, 2017. Her partner, Michael Fay of Pasadena, Maryland, her son, Tony Fay of Austin, Texas, her daughter and son-in-law, Wendy Fay and Bryan Coates of Portland, Oregon, and her siblings, Sharon Marks, Carol Payne, Gary Good and Ray Good Jr, bid her farewell but not good bye. Her parents, Ray Good and Avasta Good (Meadows) and a beloved brother-in-law, Robert Marks, departed before her.
In this life, Deborah raised two precocious children and built a successful company in a nontraditional field, joining with the National Organization for Women in opening the doors for women to achieve success in industries previously unavailable to them. Deborah fought tirelessly to right any perceived injustice, provide a hand up for people who were struggling, and never shied away from a fight. She is excited to see what challenges await her in her next life. We will all miss her generous spirit, sharp wit and pragmatic advice.
As a courageous champion of the underdog, she was thrilled to live long enough to see a more holistic and inclusive approach to wellness and the treatment of disease. In her own treatment of Parkinson ’s Disease, she embraced and found great relief in naturopathy, acupuncture, massage, tai chi, diet and exercise.
At Deborah’s request, a funeral service will not be held; however, donations in her memory may be made online at paintpaulpdx.org to fund the restoration and maintenance of the Paul Bunyan statue, Portland’s only roadside attraction on the national historic registry. Private celebrations of life will be planned in both Oregon and Maryland.
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