Deanna Kay Webb died on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Vineyard Place Memory Care Community in Murrieta, Calif.
She was born on July 22, 1950 in Hillsboro, Kan., to Harold Ray and Elvera Viola Jantz, who have preceded her in death. A cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Deanna was survived by her husband Harold Webb of Menifee; her son Matthew (Amber) Webb of Lake Elsinore; her son Ryan (Cecilia) Webb of Yucaipa; her twin brother Rodney (Karen) Jantz of Stilwell, Kan.; her brother Bradley Jantz of Newton, Kan., and her beloved grandchildren Graysen (10), Olivia (8), and Lily (1).
Deanna grew up on the Jantz family farm in Tampa, Kan., where she spent her days milking dairy cows, driving tractors and caring for livestock, including her prize-winning Hereford, Jasper. After graduating from Durham High School, Deanna attended Kansas State University where she graduated in 1972 with her Bachelor of Science in home economics with a focus on child development. Upon graduation, she relocated to Colorado, where she joined a traveling photography company and met her husband Harold in 1974.
Harold and Deanna married in 1976 in Moundridge, Kan., and moved to California shortly thereafter. They welcomed their first-born son, Matthew, in 1978 and their second son, Ryan, in 1982. In between the births of her sons, Deanna began her career with St. Bernardine Medical Center, in 1979, as a receptionist. Deanna demonstrated a strong penchant for helping others and spent her entire career at St. Bernardine’s, retiring in 2014 as an executive vice president overseeing human resources for five hospital campuses.
While Deanna was passionate about her work, her heart was always with her family, especially her grandchildren Graysen, Olivia and Lily.
Her love was unparalleled and no matter how long the day or how late the night, she always made time for a smile and a hug. She displayed boundless generosity and approached everyone in a thoughtful, compassionate and dignified manner. She touched the lives of many and created memories that will be cherished by all.
A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, at Evans Brown Sun City Chapel, 27010 Encanto Dr., Menifee. A private family service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, also at Evans Brown (livestream available). A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Murrieta Cemetery, 42800 Ivy St., Murrieta. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Alzheimer’s Association act.alz.org/donate.