In Memory of




Obituary for Deborah Reel (Boulware)

Deborah Reel, age 59, left this world unexpectedly on January 11, 2020. She was born in Dallas, Texas to Bobby “Bob” and Sandra “Sunny” Eileene (Rushing) Boulware on Thursday, June 9, 1960. Deborah was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, friend, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She worked 17 years as a project coordinator. Her family lovingly remembers her, enthusiastic, big hearted, adventurous personality, who was always known as the peacekeeper in all situations and loved to travel. Deborah was a driven yet colorful and artistic person, who loved singing. She loved gardening and will always be remembered for being a great joker. She was a second mother to many that entered into her life and will forever be missed. Left to cherish Deborah’s memory are her loving husband of 14 years, Daniel “Dan” Reel; son Michael “Gabriel” Gartman; daughter Danielle “Danny” Gartman; daughter Meaghann Gartman; father Bobby “Bob” Boulware; mother Sandra “Sunny” Boulware; brother Curtis Boulware; sister Terri Schepps; sister Sandy Trenton; stepchildren Donyelle, Ben, Patrick and Alex; grandchildren Samuel and Lilly Butler and many others; 1 great granddaughter and 1 on the way as well as numerous extended family and loving friends. The family will receive friends between 6:00 and 8:00pm, on Friday, January 17, 2019 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd in Irving. A funeral service will be held 12:00pm, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Woodhaven Presbyterian, 3650 N. O’Connor Road in Irving. The family request in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Irving Advocacy Center at