Debbie's presence at JILA made it a more special place. I have many fond memories of her and appreciated her mentorship. I first met her when I toured her lab in 1999, all the optics for the Fermi-degenerate gas set up neatly on one optical table in that 2nd floor JILA lab. She was always welcoming and had an amazing smile. She was a remarkable physicist and this is a big loss, especially to the many of us who looked up to her. My thoughts are with her beloved daughter Jackie, her husband and family.