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Truda Ann DeBord was born June 15, 1976 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She spent the first part of her life living in Mount Ayr with her mother and brother, Colleen and Colman Phillips. When Truda was 10 years old her mother married Tom Kelly and the family moved to Redding, Iowa. Truda continued her schooling in Mount Ayr where she graduated with her brother in 1994. After graduation Truda tried several different jobs and ended up moving to Creston, Iowa where she was working at the time and that is where she met and fell in love with Corey DeBord. They were married on March 10, 2001 and they made their home in Des Moines, Iowa. On August 20, 2002 their son Gavin Thomas was born followed by twin girls, Bryn Coye and Falyn Kay, born October 24, 2007. Truda started working for the State of Iowa in 2005 and was still at the same job working for the Department of Human Services in the Child Support Recovery unit as a recovery officer in Grimes, Iowa.
Truda enjoyed the simple life of spending time with her family. She loved sharing an evening with friends filled with fun and laughter and never saying no to a microphone on karaoke night anywhere. She loved taking her kids to her parents’ house and going four wheeling. When it came to Christmas shopping, she was always out on black Friday getting the best bargains she could find to fill her list.
Truda had a smile that could melt hearts and make others smile and feel good. She had a sense of humor that could liven up any party and make anyone laugh. Truda could give you a hug that would seem to make all your problems go away. She also had a warmth and compassion that was always there when friends or family needed it.
She leaves behind her three children, Gavin, Bryn, Falyn DeBord and their father Corey DeBord of Des Moines; her parents, Tom and Colleen Kelly of Redding; her brother, Colman Phillips of Prineville, Oregon; her mother-in-law, Connie Haiden of Omaha, Neb.; many brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles and cousins. She will greatly be missed by so many friends and family but she left us with so many good memories that I know when you think of her she would rather you smiled than shed tears.
Her services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. The Rev. Skip Rushing will officiate. Songs will be “Let It Be” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Pallbearers will be Gavin DeBord,

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