DEBORAH L. AYER BANGOR – Deborah Lea (Gruber) Ayer, 57, of 6 Norwood Farms Road, York, died March 6, 2008, after a 20-year battle with brain cancer. Debbie was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Washington, D.C., daughter of Ruth and John Gruber. She graduated from Surattsville High School, Clinton, Md. She moved to Bangor and attended the University of Maine. She met and married Donald “Skip” Walter Ayer Jr. Debbie had three children and was a devoted mother/home-maker. Some of her hobbies were sewing, reading and she loved spending time with her friends. She was a member of Saint Mary’s Parish Church, an active member of Bangor Junior League and loved going to Lucerne Lake Beach Club. She later divorced and moved to Gulf Breeze, Fla., where she thoroughly enjoyed the sun and warm weather year-round. In 2004 she moved back to Maine to be closer to family. She will be remembered by her quick wit, dry humor and her ability to always get the Jeopardy questions right. Debbie is survived and sadly missed by her three children, Donald Walter Ayer III and his wife, Allison, of Glenburn, Emily Connors and her husband, Christopher, of York Har-bor and Mary Margaret Ayer and her fianc?, Sam Brown, of Pensacola, Fla.; two grandchildren, Christopher and Teagan; her best friend, Gayle Kinney of Bangor; her parents, Ruth and John Gruber of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Missy Paskoski and her husband, Russell, and their two children, David and Jessie, of Park City, Utah; bro-ther, Karl Gruber and his wife, Susan, and their two children, Henry and Leah, of Saint John, Minn. She was predeceased by her sister, Cynthia Dooley of Binghamton, N.Y. Family and friends may visit noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lequin, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bangor, presiding. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice Lighthouse Foundation, 42 Brickyard Court, York, ME 03909. Condolences may be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.