Shorey, Catherine Skye Debeck

Shorey, Catherine Skye Debeck

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.

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31 Condolences

  • Greg DeBeck Posted September 12, 2016 6:23 pm

    Jerry, I’m at a loss for words! I’m so, so sorry. I only just recently, in the past several months, got to know Skye after she approached me one day and told me she thought we might be related. She was one of THE nicest, sweetest people I’ve ever known, and my heart is breaking. I’m so sorry. May she rest in peace….

  • Kim Seavey Posted September 12, 2016 6:33 pm

    I was so saddened to hear about Skye. Way too young. 🙁 She was a joy to be around and I loved talking with her. RIP Skye. You will be dearly missed.

  • Lynda Hamblen Posted September 12, 2016 7:34 pm

    So sad to read of Skye’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  • Tami Griffin Posted September 12, 2016 7:53 pm

    My heart aches for this family. I will miss her, all my love Jerry.

  • Patti Haney Posted September 12, 2016 7:54 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to you Jerry !!
    RIP Skye

  • Lorie Scovin Posted September 12, 2016 9:21 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all, along with my heartfelt sympathy!

  • Joan. (Mimi) Preble Posted September 12, 2016 9:54 pm

    My heart is sad :(. Remember Skye as a cute, busy, fun, curious preschooler at the DEF YMCA. She and her family and friends share in my prayers. Rest in peace…sweet one.

  • Danielle jordan Posted September 13, 2016 8:35 am

    Thinking of you Jerry, and family

  • Julie Keblinsky Posted September 13, 2016 9:09 am

    Skye was one on my favorite students. I am deeply saddened to know of her passing. I will always remember her fiery spirit, kindness, and strong sense of social justice. I was glad to know her and wish to offer my deepest sympathies to her loved ones.

  • Ronald and Ann Jordan Posted September 13, 2016 10:24 am

    My condolence to the family. I was reading the message my granddaughter, Addie Jordan, posted about Skye. I assume she wasn’t aware that Skye was her third cousin. I am sad that she is gone so young. RIP sweet girl.

  • Ron and Dory Mullen Posted September 13, 2016 10:37 am

    We are so saddened to learn of Skye’s death. Distance kept us from knowing her well. Our prayers go out to all family and friends Aunt Dory and Uncle Ron.

  • Kathy Harr Posted September 13, 2016 10:39 am

    Ronda and family, So sorry to hear of Catherine’s passing. It is so hard to lose a child. We lost our Dustin 20 years ago. I know the pain and heartache you are going through. If you need to talk or just cry please call me. Deanna has my number., Sincerely Kathy (Stolin) Harr

  • Connie and Rick Posted September 13, 2016 11:25 am

    Jerry, Rick and I are so sorry to learn of Skye’s passing. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. She was such a special lady and will truly be missed!

  • Charles Farley Jr Posted September 13, 2016 5:28 pm

    I worked with Skye at the Jackson Laboratory. She was a hard worker who cared deeply for her fellow colleagues. My deepest heart felt condolences to her family and friends. RIP Skye. You will be sadly missed.

  • Dennis Frisby Posted September 13, 2016 6:01 pm

    Rhonda, I am sorry for the loss of your daughter — she looks just like you. I bet she had your spunk and spirit. I love you. I know we’re so far apart from each other but you have my prayers.

  • Richard & Jerral Rockwell Posted September 13, 2016 7:39 pm

    Sincerest condolences are extended to all of Skye’s family. Prayers are offered for God’s comfort and grace.

  • Kellie Behrends Brill Posted September 13, 2016 7:49 pm

    Dearest Ronda and family. I am so sorry for your loss. She left this world way too soon. My deepest condolences. The Angels surely have her in their arms. Prayers for your family.

  • Alexandria Aucoin Posted September 13, 2016 7:51 pm

    I cannot express my condolences more, I am sooo sorry for your loss… I enjoyed every conversation Skye and I had in our passing at Ellsworth Hannaford and Bar Harbor Hannaford. She was a sweet soul. She will be dearly missed…

  • Beth Robbins Posted September 13, 2016 11:51 pm

    My Deepest Sympathies to Skye’s family :’-( I recently met Skye and adored her immediately, She was such an all Natural young lady who beamed with such positive vibes.
    May she R.I.P. and always feel that sun on her face.

  • Nicole Cote Posted September 14, 2016 1:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss Jerry. I liked Skye a lot. She was always a pleasure to chat with. A loving soul. Gone too young. R I P Skye, fly high! Thinking of you Jerry.

  • Joe Grinnan Posted September 15, 2016 12:38 am

    Dear Ronda and family, I am so sorry for loss of Skye. My prayers are with you and May God wrap His Loving Arms around each of you. If there is anything I can do let me know.. God Bless. Joe Grinnan

  • Sharon and Ray Poston Posted September 15, 2016 9:35 am

    Words cannot express our sadness at losing Skye. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Brent & Alaina Posted September 15, 2016 10:44 pm

    So many words & none can express how deeply saddened I am, for myself as I was so looking forward to our chats & making up for the missed opportunities but mostly I am hurting for Jerry & Skye’s family… We are here for you,I know it’s said often but I am serious if you need help with anything, maybe need to talk or even not talk. We are here.

  • Renae Newman Posted September 15, 2016 11:53 pm

    Jerry, we are so sorry to hear about Skye. What a hard worker, like a flower ninja! She came to work and before you knew it she was done and on to the next thing on her list. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our condolences to you and all her family. Thinking about you, Renae and Chris

  • Ronda DeBeck Posted September 16, 2016 7:05 pm

    My heart is heavy and I am torn up inside that my daughter is gone from this world. I know she is with Jennifer now I just wish she had been here for a long life. Love you Jerry and Joey. Ronda DeBeck

  • Marilynn Becknell Posted September 16, 2016 7:29 pm

    Dear family,
    You and your children were blessings of friendship to us and our children for a short but critical time in all of our lives!! I was both stunned and deeply grieved to hear of your loss of Skye. I was so glad to see the more recent photo and how she had so grown up but I still have in my mind’s eye the elementary and middle year’s Skye when she and our daughter hung out together.

    Ronda, don’t know if you’re local, but if you can and would like to get away to talk or just “be”, let me know. You can reach me at [email protected]. I have been and will be praying for all of you–especially tomorrow. He is called the “God of all comfort” and I have been the recipient of His comfort through challenging times. I am so sorry and grieved in my mother’s heart for you all.

  • Scott Crocker Posted September 17, 2016 3:26 am

    Jerry, words can not express how sorry I am. You both have been on my mind a lot this week. I always enjoyed working with Skye. She is going to be missed. If there is anything you need, don’t hesitate to ask Jerry. RIP Skye.

  • Meredith Coffin Posted September 23, 2016 5:41 am

    I just learned of Skye’s passing, my thoughts go out to the family.

  • Laura Snyder Posted September 23, 2016 9:19 am

    Jerry, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Words cannot heal the pain you are feeling right now but your memories will bring you joy as time passes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace be with you Skye.

  • ANDREA SHOREY Posted October 5, 2016 9:59 pm

    My heart breaks at the loss of my brand new daughter in law. I wish I had the chance you get to know you better. I will miss you. And to my son, Jeremiah, multiple hugs, prayers and beautiful memories go out to you. Thank you for sharing your wife with us. We will always love her!

  • Lorelei Looker Posted November 26, 2016 5:31 pm

    If I can get through a day without crying about Skye’s passing, I am lucky. I have never had a friend as loyal as Skye. She was there for me during the most difficult times of my life when I felt so alone. Skye taught me the importance of not being judgmental and how friends should be treated. I cherish the memories I have of my friend, and I will miss her for the rest of my life. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

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