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Kahunas owner Debbie Wesch dies at 62 

Debbie Wesch

Debbie Wesch

Debbie Wesch, 62, passed on December 21, 2013 in her home, surrounded by close family. She is survived by her husband and soul mate Garry Wesch, four loving children Trevor, Kambria, Stacey, and Garrett, nine grandchildren who adore her, and her mother Dorothy Lowry.Debbie was born in Oceanside, California on April 30, 1951 to Lester and Dorothy Albury. She was raised in North County San Diego and spent much of her time at the beach. As a teenager she learned to surf and her love of the ocean stayed with her throughout her life. She truly felt at home in the ocean: surfing, snorkeling, and enjoying all that our beaches offer. When Debbie was in the water her spirit was alive and she let everyone know with hoots and calls of joy that brought a sense of excitement to those in the water and on shore.Her smile was radiant and infectious; a beautiful woman inside and out. She selflessly gave her life to raising her children and loving her husband. Debbie was an amazing friend and spread joy to everyone who knew her. Always busy Debbie could be found surfing, dancing at concerts in the park, playing tennis, gardening, traveling to enjoy warm water, or spending time with her family.

Over the decades, Debbie took on many roles in the community where you may have had the fortune to cross her path. She contributed much of her time to building the community through her involvement as PTA president, Little League president, basketball coach, swim mom, horse mom, Booster member, Tennis League president, and much more.

Debbie was also a reputable businesswoman who realized her dream through vision and determination. After being a stay-at-home mother for a few years she started The Flower Lady. At first it was a little flower stand on the corner in downtown Paso Robles but later grew into a well-established retail business. When she left The Flower Lady, she began a new adventure and fulfilled a long-time dream of owning a surf shop. Many at the time doubted that Kahunas would be able to make it in the town of Paso Robles but Debbie never wavered in her commitment to her dream. This year, Kahunas celebrated its 20th year in Paso Robles.

Debbie Wesch will always be a huge part of her family and community. To honor the life and legacy of Debbie Wesch, please join family and friends at the Santa Margarita Ranch on Saturday February 15 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to assist in the cancer journey of her daughter Kambria who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer last year. Kambria Wesch Doherty Fund, 817 12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446.



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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at