Debbie (Cole) Bacon age 65, of The Woodlands, Texas, formerly of Norman, Oklahoma, unexpectedly departed this life on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at her home in Texas. Debbie was born August 23, 1951 in Norman, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of six children born to JD Cole and Dorothy Jane (Hickman) Cole. Debbie graduated from Norman High School with the class of 1969 and later from The University of Oklahoma in 1973 with a degree in Fashion Arts. While living in Norman, Debbie was an active member of the First Baptist Church. On January 6, 1973, Debbie married Ron Bacon and together they raised three children: Mark, Jaime and Seth. Debbie was a fourth generation Oklahoman. She and her family lived nearly 20 years in the Tulsa area and seven years in Edmond and was a member of Henderson Hills Baptist Church. Debbie’s career began in broadcasting, business and public relations. In 1985, she took her first quilting class and was hooked. She received many accolades for her work and enjoyed the creative challenge that quilting offered. Debbie was an active member of the American Quilter’s Society, the Green Country Quilt Guild in Tulsa, the Central Oklahoma Quilt Guild, and has chartered other groups, including the Oklahoma Quilter’s State Organization, of which she is a former president. Debbie was a Quilt Designer and considered a pioneer in the modern quilting world. Debbie is the author of the book “Mad about Plaid!” She often spoke at several quilting events and taught classes on a variety of quilt making techniques. She designed and produced quilt patterns under the label “Bacon Bits ‘N Pieces”. Debbie moved to The Woodlands, Texas nearly 10 years ago and became an active member of the WoodsEdge Community Church. For the past several years, she worked for Nordstrom in The Woodlands, Texas. Debbie lived a life devoted to her family, her craft and her walk with God. She loved laughter and helping others. Her life’s work and legacy will forever be celebrated.
She was preceded in death by: Her parents, JD and Dorothy Cole;
She is survived by: Three children, Mark Bacon and wife Amanda of Yukon, OK, Jaime Herrmann and husband Dustin of Fernandina Beach, FL, Seth Bacon of Oklahoma City, OK; Two sisters, Janet Leleux and husband Ed of Lake Charles, LA, Lynn Cole and husband Tom Littlejohn of Norman, OK, Three brothers, JD Cole and wife Melanie of Palmer, Alaska, Bill Cole of Plano, TX, Bob Cole and wife Cindy of Choctaw, OK; Also many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Norman, OK.