Debra (Deb) Malcom Barnett, 66, of Charleston, South Carolina passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 27, 2018.
She was born to Dale and Betty Malcom in Cozad, on April 13, 1952. Deb graduated from Cozad High School in 1970 and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She later earned a degree in Christian Education from United Theological Seminary in Minnesota and then received her Masters of Divinity from Duke University.
Deb was preceded in death by her father, Dale Malcom and her son, Matthew Paulsen. She
is survived by her husband, Allen Barnett; her son, Jared Paulsen and his wife, Jessica; her stepdaughter, Elizabeth Wilson and her husband, Matt; and her grandchildren Dale, Stella, Wesley and Quinn. She is also survived by her mother and stepfather, Betty and Henry Vogt of Gothenburg; her brothers, Dave and wife Marilee Malcom of Eustis and Don and wife Gayla Malcom of Cozad, their families and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Deb adored her grandchildren and loved camping, snow skiing, boating, fishing, playing cardgames,beingwithherdogs andspendingtimewithherfamily. She led numerous churches in her 32 years as a Methodist minister. After retiring, she spent her free time scrapbooking and creating jewelry. She volunteered weekly at Hope Lodge in downtown Charleston teaching jewelry making to other cancer patients and their caregivers. She was affectionately known as the Jewelry Lady.
The family requests that donations be made to Hope Lodge in Omaha or Julie Malcom Alexander Operation Libera. Please send donations to Cozad Bible Church.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. at Cozad Bible Church. Lunch will follow the services.