Deborah Ann Martell - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Mullin (Unregistered Guest) on Friday, July 15, 2016 - 03:17 pm:  Edit

I met Deborah in Mannheim, Germany at the Mannheim Resident Agency CID office where I had a "short tour" in 1983. Deborah was the Criminal Intel coordinator and I got to work with her closely. She was extremely proficient, a maniac for attention to detail and had the wit, charm and humor to disarm anyone. We regained contact several years later and she continued to perform tirelessly, proficiently and with unmatched dedication until this past February. God bless Deborah. She will be missed, but not forgotten.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Diane M. Watkins (Unregistered Guest) on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:04 pm:  Edit

Deborah Becker Martell was my friend for 35 years. She served the law enforcement community her entire adult life beginning as a Military Police Woman, a CID Special Agent, and finally with Homeland Security. I had the honor of being with her in February in Virginia to assist in her completion of her civil service career and again at the wedding of her daughter in May. The Methodist Memorial Service was held in Waynesville, MO on Saturday 9 July 16 and was attended by a her closest friends and family. She will be missed.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Cox (Warrencid) on Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 04:18 pm:  Edit

Deborah Ann Martell



November 30, 1954 - July 5, 2016

Deborah Ann Martell, 61, of Waynesville, formerly of Fort. Knox, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, July 5. 2016 in the Life Care Center of Waynesville at 61 years of age. She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by all those that knew and loved her.

Deborah, who was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Nina Faye (Shaw) Rowlands, was born November 30, 1954 in Utica, New York where she grew up and graduated from high school.

Shortly after graduating from high school, Deborah entered the United States Army and served her country faithfully until her honorable discharge after 17 years. She attained the rank of CW2 and served with the Military Police and for over 10 years with the Criminal Investigations Command (CID).

Deborah's CID assignments included Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Camp Casey, Korea, Germany, and West Point, New York. During an assignment to the CID's Economic Crime Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, Deborah worked with others to investigate a multi-million dollar construction fraud, which resulted in the recovery of several million dollars.

After her honorable discharge, Deborah continued serving her country as a civil service employee. She lived in northern Virginia, working for the Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

In her spare time, Deborah was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She was active in the United Methodist Church and local animal rescue groups. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her daughter.

In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by her brother, William “Bill” Rowlands.

Deborah leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter and son-in-law: Leslie and Aaron Jones of Mt Vernon, Indiana.

Compiled from the website of the Memorial Chapel, Waynesville, Missouri and various CIDAA members

Photo added by the webservant on 7 March 2022 from the online memorial website here.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lawrence H. Drayton (Larry_drayton) on Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 07:29 am:  Edit

SA Becker was assigned to the Frankfurt RA when I was the District Opns 1984 - 1987 time frame. After retirement, we both worked for a contractor for a period of time. Lots of good memories. RIP Debbie.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Russ Youngblood (Rvyblood) on Friday, July 08, 2016 - 08:13 pm:  Edit

Violet and I wish to offer our condolences to Deborah's family. We knew her while at Ft Belvoir. She was a fine person, an excellent Agent. So sorry to hear of her loss. Tracy, thanks for letting us all know.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tracy E. Usry (Unregistered Guest) on Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 03:47 pm:  Edit

On July 5, 2016, former Special Agent Deborah Becker, was called home by God after a long and painful battle with cancer. SA Becker fought her battle with cancer long enough to walk her daughter, CPT. Leslie Martell down the isle to be married. CPT. Martell a graduate of West Point Academy now assigned to the Advanced course for Engineers at Ft. Leonard wood, MO.

SA Becker served as a Special Agent with CID for over ten years. Her assignments included Ft. Belvoir, VA, Camp Casey, Korea, Germany, and West Point to mention a few. SA Becker was part of the Economic Crime Unit at First Region, USACIDC, involved in the investigation of a multi-million dollar construction fraud. Her efforts along with others were instrumental in the recovery of several million dollars.

Those of us that knew her are grateful that her pain has ended; she will be missed and many funny stories told about her. She was a good friend and a great agent.


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