Selss_Deb_webDebra Lynn Sells was born on January 8, 1958, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of David and Carol (Hansen) Brown. She graduated from Reinbeck High School with the class of 1976. Deb was united in marriage to Tim Sells on November 8, 1977, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They lived in Cedar Falls until the purchase of their first home in Waterloo. Deb and Tim made their home in Dysart in 1994, and she was the head cook at D-G Elementary School in Dysart. She enjoyed horses, dogs, sales and auctions. Deb’s favorite color was turquoise and she loved decorating with peacock feathers. She was always happy and smiling.

Deb died on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in an automobile accident east of Traer at the age of 56. She is preceded in death by her grandparents: Glen and Eva Brown and her maternal grandfather Fay Hansen.

Deb is survived by her father David Brown and her mother Carol Brown of Waterloo; her maternal grandmother Blanche Hansen of Waterloo; her husband Tim of Dysart; a son Kevin and a daughter Kylee, both of Dysart; three brothers: Steven (Lou Ann) Brown of La Porte City, Brian (Denise) Brown of Monrovia, IN and Mark (Brenda) Brown of Grundy Center and a sister Renae (Lance) Golly of Burlington.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Thursday, August 7 with services on Friday, August 8 at 10:30 AM, both at Calvary Baptist Church, 407 Main St., Dysart with burial at 1:30 PM at Garden of Memories. Condolences may be left at