The world lost one of its most vibrant lights Wednesday, May 25, 2022 when the Lord called our beloved home. Deborah Chisholm Miles passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends.
She began her journey on September 13, 1951 at Fort Collins Army Base, in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born to Captain James H. Chisholm and Phylliss V. Scott (Chisholm). “Debbie,” as she was affectionally known by family, was the first of three children, and always cherished her relationship with her younger brothers, Daniel and Randy Chisholm. Debbie grew up all over the country, even spending time in Germany as a young girl when her father was stationed there. Eventually the family settled in Proctor, Texas on a farm. She graduated from Comanche High School in 1969 and went on to study nursing at Texas Women’s College in Denton, completing her clinicals in Killeen. After earning her degree and completing her post-graduation work, Debbie worked as a Registered Nurse for nearly thirty years, leaving a legacy of dedication, perseverance, and integrity behind her. Debbie loved nursing, not just the science, but the opportunities it gave her to make authentic connections with others. She avidly gathered stories of those she treated, as well as those she worked alongside, (from the janitors to the doctors). She took the time to know everyone because she knew that building a real connection and trust is the key to boundless success in relationships, both personal and professional. “Hudson,” as she was warmly known to colleagues, was a natural born leader, who did so daringly. She met the challenging demands of nursing head on, modeling integrity and a bedside manner that only a rare few could ever match. And her affinity for the elderly, babies, and those most vulnerable in this world was unparalleled. Nursing was more than a career… It was a way of life. It was her honor to serve others, and she did so in every facet of her life, well before she became a nurse and long after she retired.
Debbie met her first love, Major Homer E. Hudson in 1971 and married him in July of 1973. They had two children, Courtney B. Hudson in 1975, and Phillip B. Hudson in 1977. When her beloved Homer passed away in 1982, she met the challenge of raising her two children just like she met all things in life… with determination and gumption. Debbie remained close with Homer’s parents until their deaths, the late Homer and Inez Hudson.
It was 1994 when she met her second, and last true love, Wayne E. Miles. Debbie was often heard saying, “I’ve had the great pleasure and honor of experiencing two true loves in this lifetime.” And this is not something she took for granted. Wayne swooped in offering a life full of adventure, and off they went! They married less than a year into their courtship, on August 7, 1994. Their escapades began right away, when Wayne surprised Debbie with a honeymoon trip to San Diego. Over the next 28 years, they would visit countless corners of the world together, even living abroad for over 14 years when Wayne’s job took them to Japan and South Korea. And just when they thought it couldn’t get any better, their grandson, Ian, was born. The traveling duo then became a trio, sailing the oceans every chance they could.
It would be easy to go on and on about Debbie, as there are countless stories to share…enough to fill volumes. And we’d love to hear yours. So, please join us at Biggers Funeral Home for visitation (12pm-1pm) and memorial services (1pm-2pm) on Thursday, June 23, 2022. We will be holding a graveside service at Proctor Cemetery on Friday, June 24 at 11am in Proctor, TX, where her ashes will be laid to rest next to her mother and father. We will gather for fellowship at the Proctor Community Center immediately following the graveside service. We welcome all stories about Debbie, as we know she made a mark on the hearts of many far and wide. You can share on the funeral home website at www.biggersfh.com if you are unable to make it to either service to share in person.
Deborah was preceded in death by both of her parents, Captain James Chisholm and Phylliss Scott (Chisholm), and first husband, Major Homer E. Hudson.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 29 years, Wayne Miles, brother Daniel Chisholm (wife Sharon), brother Randy Chisholm (wife Linda), daughter Courtney Hudson, son Phillip Hudson, stepson Brandon Miles, grandson Ian Miles, cousins and devoted friends.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to the Proctor Cemetery Association (working account) in C/O Randy Chisholm at P.O. Box 711, Proctor, TX 76468.
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