Meet our Leaders
Leader: Debby Sutherland
Debby Sutherland is a former Co-Leader of the Seattle Chapter of Modern Widows Club. She recently moved to Tucson to be near her first grandchild. She came to Tucson dreaming of launching a MWC Chapter to serve, empower and mentor widows. Debby was widowed on the morning of April 4, 2011. Her husband, lover, and best friend, Jay, suffered a heart attack. Shattered and broken, her life as she knew it completely changed in that moment. Later that day she prayed asking God to give her the strength and wisdom to do this journey well, in a way that honored Jay, and would honor God, and bring purpose and meaning to Jay’s death. Cindy Toledo, the Seattle Chapter Leader invited Debby to come to a meeting. After attending three meetings, Cindy asked her if she’d consider being her Co-Leader, and “the rest is history!” Leading and launching a chapter is an answer to her prayer!
Co-Leader: Rebecca Pierce
Rebecca was vacationing with her family on their annual trip to the Florida Keys. She woke up Thanksgiving morning 2012 to find her husband Matt passed away from a sudden cardio myopathy at the age of 39. She was 41. They were happily married for almost 16 years.
Nearly six years later she has relocated to Tucson with her two sons and new husband who is widowed as well. She is looking forward to getting to know and helping other women who have experienced the struggles and challenges that young widows like her faced.
Chapter Sponsor: Dignity Memorial, Tucson