Ellsworth — Catherine Skye DeBeck Shorey, 23, died unexpectedly September 9, 2016 at her residence. Skye was born January 15,1993, in Peoria, Illinois, daughter of Joseph K. and Ronda (Durham) DeBeck.
Skye spent her early years in Illinois prior to moving to Trenton. She attended Trenton Elementary School and graduated from Ellsworth High in 2011. During her school years, she participated in gymnastics, cross country, and track. Family members will cherish her works of art received as gifts. Her passion for the arts and music led Skye to do her senior project on Pink Floyd and their music. She created a painting for each track on the album, The Dark Side of the Moon. Attending Pink Floyd’s The Wall Concert in Boston with her father and brother was among the top moments in her life. Skye was a very outspoken, passionate young woman and loved a lively discussion on numerous topics. After graduating she was employed at Harbor Ridge, Jackson Laboratory, and at the time of death, she was a floral merchandiser for Keys Inc. of Concord, New Hampshire.
Skye is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 1 year, Jeremiah (Jerry) Shorey; parents Joseph K. DeBeck and his wife Leah of Ellsworth and Ronda DeBeck and her partner Edwin Martell of Barton, Florida; brother, Joseph R. DeBeck and his partner, Victoria (Tory) Varnum and stepsister, Leanne Casin of Ellsworth; grandparents, Richard and Margaret (Morrison) Austin of Trenton, Philip and Ann (Carter) DeBeck of Ellsworth, Ronald and Karen Durham of Bartonville, Illinois, Ray and Sharon Poston of Marquette Heights, Illinois; in-laws Kevin and Andrea (Smith) Shorey of North Fort Myers, Florida; grandmother-in-law, Laura Shorey of Milford, brother-in-law, Caleb Shorey of Los Angeles, California; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Maine and Illinois.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:00 at the Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth with Pastor Robert Maddocks officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the SPCA in Trenton or a charity of your choice in Skye’s memory.
Arrangements by Acadia Burial and Cremation Direct, PO Box 99, Mt. Desert, Maine 04660.
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com