Deb Stolz Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Deb Stolz Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Deb Stolz.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
It still seems unreal 💔Just one week ago, I interviewed a soft-spoken yet fierce foster mom who dedicated her life to helping foster children.
I was working on a story to honor Debbie Stolz and several other Resource Parents as Unsung Heroes for their commitment, passion and tireless work in bettering the lives of foster kids and foster families in San Diego County.
On Sunday, she was murdered, along with her 37-year-old daughter Lisa.
Those who knew Debbie called her an angel on earth. She fostered for 36 years and had 8 children, four of whom were adopted. Of course, she was so humble and told me she didn’t deserve the title — she said it’s the foster kids who are the true unsung heroes because of their resilience and ability to overcome such difficult circumstances.
Deb was the president of the San Diego County Foster Parent Association in El Cajon, and her biggest concern when I interviewed her, was that they might have to shut their doors.
Their lease is about $3,000/month — it’s where they normally conduct training sessions for foster families, and where they collect and hand out new and gently used essentials to foster kids who often come into the system with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
Deb used to make sure they left with a bag full of items, but more importantly, with a smile on their faces. She gave them a sense of pride. She gave them a sense of hope.
Deb was also a mentor to foster families, encouraging them not to give up on these children— many of whom are broken, but who can be made whole again with enough love, care and commitment.
Now, Deb is gone. Lisa is gone. And Lisa’s 6-month-old baby has been placed at San Diego County’s emergency children’s center, in need of a foster family.
Police say it was the baby’s father who shot and killed Debbie and Lisa, and then took his own life.
An entire community is grieving.
My story below has some of Deb’s touching and heartfelt worlds — and also links to a fundraiser for her family and to the volunteer group she ran.
My deepest condolences go out to Deb and Lisa’s family— and my most sincere thanks to all who are supporting them, financially and emotionally.
If you’d like to make a donation in Deb’s name to the Foster Parent Association she led, I know they would be so appreciative. They are struggling to ride out the pandemic and are close to exhausting their reserves. Again, the links are in my story ⬇️.
Once the association can reopen its location and get back to helping foster kids in person, however, they will be without their quiet, yet fearless leader 💔 But I know they will fight to survive, and continue Deb’s selfless work, as a way to honor her life and legacy
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.