Camille Clayton Debevetz
1934 - 2022
Camille Clayton Debevetz
Born: January 5, 1934 in Oakland, CA
Died: January 4, 2022 in Duxbury, MA
Camille Clayton Debevetz, 87, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, died peacefully at her home in Duxbury, MA, on January 4, 2022. Camille was born on January 5, 1934, in Oakland, CA, to Rose Marie Hart Clayton and Cecil Clayton. Camille's formative years were spent in Salt Lake City, UT, where she enjoyed growing up with many cousins and extended family members.
Camille attended the University of Utah, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and met her husband of 60 years, Anton ("Tony") Debevetz. Having lived in Utah, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, and Massachusetts, Camille and Tony made many longstanding friendships over the years and enjoyed travelling to visit these special friends.
Camille had many passions that she shared through her gift of teaching. These included oil painting, knitting, crocheting, and her greatest passion: American Sign Language. Taught ASL for many years at the College of DuPage, in Glen Ellyn, IL. In 2009, Camille received a cochlear implant, which she called a "miracle" and kept a journal to record her day-to-day discoveries with sound. Camille was an active member of the Chicago chapter of the Association for Late Deafened Adults (ALDA).
Above all, Camille will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who lived her life with grace, strength, contemplation, and peace. She was an incredibly patient, good-humored person who exuded a calmness and tranquility that was truly unmatched. Camille was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Tony. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Anderson (Michael), and Tanya Trevisan (Jonathan); one son, Ravid Lurie (FKA Douglas Debevetz); three grandchildren, Tyler and Will Trevisan and April Hanson (Seth); and three great-grandsons, Carter, Bennett, and Andrew Hanson. Private services and a celebration of Camille's life will be held in WI in the springtime.
Private services and a celebration of Camille's life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Homes, Plymouth, MA. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA Inc., 8038 Macintosh Lane, Suite 2, Rockford, IL 61107-5336 or online at: For more information or to sign the online guestbook please visit
Published by Suburban Life Publications from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, 2022.
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