Deana M. Hampton

September 26, 1968 ~ October 22, 2020

Deana Hampton was one of the best human beings anyone could ever meet. She had a heart of gold and a sense of humor that was contagious to everyone around her. She was always making people laugh. She loves animals and her family more than anything and was fiercely protective of them. Mom was a social butterfly and could have a good time anywhere she went. She considered her kid’s friends as her own and would take them in a heartbeat. She was the life of the party and the cement of her family. She was a mentor, someone to lean on, a shoulder to cry on, and most importantly, a mother. She was there for her kids no matter what the situation was. She even stayed in bed with me, her daughter, for an entire weekend after I had gone through a particularly nasty breakup, just to make sure I was ok. She has left a Deana sized hole in everyone’s hearts and will be dearly missed by everyone who has ever met her.

Mom always had something to say and they were always good things. Mom always had a big heart wen it came to her kids and animals. She was most excited when it came to decorating for Christmas or Spring cleaning. Mom was one step ahead and knew how she wanted things to work.

Deana was the driving force for everything. She always had a plan and a schedule which was why she was so good at her job in Transportation. She kept us all on track. Her humor and spontaneity were the reason why the good times were great, and the bad times were not so bad. She loved bringing out the funny side of every situation. Deana brought joy and happiness to everyone she met even in the face of adversity. During her treatments, the doctors and nurses all smiled when she showed up for her appointments. They knew she would have a great story to tell them and laughter would prevail. Deana’s love for animals was beyond normal. Her father started that by having dogs in their lives. She continued that love in any way she could through the years. She had numerous pets, dogs, cats, fish, turtles, and even a rat named George. I would name them all, but that is too many to list, let alone remember them all. Deana was a great communicator. She loved to talk with her family and friends. She talked to several people daily, especially her mother, Kathryn Stats. She loved to brag about how amazing her mom is as a mom, and about her paintings. Deana found it therapeutic to talk to her loved ones and friends. If she had the choice, she would talk to each of them every day. Her sister, Deb, was always a favorite to talk to. There was always laughter as they talked.

Deana knew how to love big. Anyone who was lucky enough to be loved by her knew that most of all about her. And we know all about care when you needed it, her infectious laugh, and the funniest stories ever. She was generous and grateful and genuinely loved life. She was happy just to be loved and be with her family, pets, and friends. She was positive through hard times, and she always found a way to see the good side of people and in life. Dolly Parton said, “It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.” Deana made being a diamond look easy, and we are all a little more sparkly for knowing her.

Deana is survived by her husband, Tracy, her children, Sarah and Nicholas, her Mother, Kathryn Stats, her Sister, Deb Nahvi (Melinda Bridges), and her nephew, Ryan Nahvi.

Deana is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth M. Stats, Grandmother, Genevieve George, and Grandparents, Michael, and Gladys Hasty Stats.

As per her wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Deana’s name to a local animal charity



Guestbook/Condolences

Hi Tracy, There are never words to say to fill a void like that when you lose someone so a part of you. I would like to say to you that I am so very sorry to hear the passing of your sweet wife. She is amazing. My condolences and thoughts are with you at this particular difficult time. Lorelei Parker

- Lorelei Parker
Tracy, I'm so sorry you and your loved ones are facing this time of separation. I send my sympathy and prayers to the Hampton family and friends, may angels surround you in comfort and support.

- Tina Bartholoma
I’m so sorry for your loss. Deana was one of the kindest souls you could ever hope to find, and I’m so grateful to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

- Germaine Reunodji
Dear Tracy, Although I never met your wife, she sounds like an incredible woman. I'm so sorry for your loss. Jenn

- Jenn McKague
Tracy I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you and yours all the best. She will be missed. Love you.

- Tonia Hampton
Tracy, I am so sorry! Although I've never met you and our business is conducted via phone and email, I feel terrible for your family's loss and the battle that proceeded.

- Shellie Lott
My sincerest condolences. It has been so powerful to watch the strength of this family as they walked through this journey. My heart is with you. Lee

- Lee olsen
Tracy, I'm so sorry for your loss and am sending loads of love to you and yours.

- Susan Spicer
Dear Tracy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Melinda

- Melinda Tooley
Tracy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Even though I never met your wife, love just shines through this obituary. What a lovely tribute. May you and your family find peace and comfort.

- Laura Renshaw
I am so sorry for your loss. Deana was an amazingly beautiful person both inside and out. She was loved by all who came in contact with her infectious smile and incredibly generous heart. The world has lost a shining star. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time .

- Jill Murrell
We are so sorry for your loss. Deana, you will be truly missed by many. Your bigger than life personality was a joy to know and behold. You will fondly be remembered by all.

- John & Terri Dunn
Tracy, I'm sad for you yet joyful for the wonderful life and memories you've had with your beloved wife Deana. May those memories carry you through.

- Annie Eastmond
My heartfelt condolences Tracy to you and your family during this most difficult time. Even though I never met your wife, I knew from our conversations how very much she was loved. And I can see from all these photos what a truly beautiful person she was inside and out. Sending peace to you and yours.

- Jacqueline Holland
Tracy I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family be blessed with comforted. You are in my prayers.

- Brent Roberts
Tracy, although we never met in person, we have a wonderful friendship through our game and FB. I know you love you family and animals more than anything in this world. You have been my friend through the hardest time of my life, losing my boy, I appreciated that more than words can express. I know this loss is gonna be tough for you and know that I am here if you need an ear. Your in my prayers, my dear friend. May God bring you peace some way during this very difficult time. God bless you and your children.

- Rhonda Leslie
Tracy, what a wonderful remembrance for a beautiful life. My thoughts are with you during this time, you have my condolences and sympathy. - Nyssa

- Nyssa Fleig
Tracy we are sending you are deepest condolences. So sorry for the loss of your loving sweetheart. She was one amazing lady. I loved her and I wished that we would of gone to lunch like we said we would do after Kurtis passed. I did get to spend some time with her in your home about 4+ years ago. She was so kind to me and so loving towards my family that she had never met that I know of and it wouldn't of mattered because she would of loved them anyway. I could tell that Deana loved everyone and especially all of her furrry pets. Deana you will be so greatly missed by all of us. Sending hugs to you & the kids.

- Paula Humphrey
Tracy, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you & your family. Deana sounds like an amazing person with an amazing family! Sending prayers.

- Carrie Rossetti
Tracy I’m so sorry to hear of your lovely wife’s passing. ♥️ May your life together and the memories you created comfort you at this difficult time. Sending Peace, Love and Light to you & your family. ☮️♥️☀️

- Mia-Jane Detton
Dear Tracy, My love and condolences to you and your family during this time of change. I know how much you loved your dear wife; you spoke very highly of her. Comforts your way friend. Jeanette Webb

- Jeanette Webb