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Dietrich, Debra

Debra Dietrich, of Orange County, California, died peacefully on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles at the age of 54.

Debra is survived by her mother, Sharon Marshall; husband, David Dietrich; children, Chase, Clayton and Taryn Dietrich; and brother, Jeff Marshall. She is preceded in death by her father, Clouston Marshall.

Debra was born on August 27, 1960 in Pasadena, California to Clouston and Sharon Marshall. She graduated from UCLA in 1982 with a degree in Economics. She earned a joint MBA and JD from UC Berkeley in 1985. She married Dave, her college sweetheart in 1983. After moving to Orange County, California, Debra practiced law first with Latham & Watkins, then she and three associates started their own law firm, Corey, Croudace, Dietrich & Dragun (now named Croudace & Dietrich, LLP), a boutique real estate and general business practice. The couple welcomed three children born into their family. Her children remember her as a driven, successful and loving mother who always sought to provide the best for them.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10:30 am at the Orange County Church of Christ (10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA 92618), with a reception to follow upstairs at the church. Chi Song (pastor at Exodus 3) will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Debra's life. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to Irvine Public Schools Fund (, Craig Hospital Foundation ( in Englewood, CO (a top spinal rehabilitation hospital), or Keck Medical Center USC Nurses Scholarship Fund (check to KECK Medical Center of USC, ATTN: Michael Mayne, 1975 Zonal Ave., Kam 300, Los Angeles, CA 90033)