I was lucky enough to meet Debbie when I spend some time at JILA im 1999/2000. Besides her already then impressive accomplishments as a scientist, I will always remember Debbie for her great sense of humour. I still remember her reasoning why she studied fermions - "A boson goes where all the other bosons go. That is kind of boring. Fermions do the opposite, that's way more interesting." The world has lost a great physicist and a very inspiring person. My heartfelt sympathies go to her family for their loss.