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Debbie Kauffman

My K-12 years were in the same school district, with the same peer group in a very small town north of Wichita, Kansas, the land of Ahs! I went to three colleges, obtaining a BA from Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana. I also spent 2 1/2 years at Mile 95 on the Glennallen Highway in Alaska, and in the village of Tanana on the Yukon River. My varied background includes post office experience, managing of flower shops, greenhouse work, and a print shop bindery (before the age of computers and photocopiers). After my marriage to my first and only husband, Dan, I moved to Montana. We moved into the family homestead where we live still! Grandpa Paul Kauffman also attended Cayuse Prairie School. Our three children, JoyLynn, Josh, and Caleb all attended Cayuse Prairie School K-8, and I joined the Cayuse Crew as bus driver 19 years ago when Caleb was a first grader. The school became my daytime home 14 years ago where I have been part of the Learning Center Staff ever since. Today JoyLynn is a high school Ag Ed teacher in eastern Montana, Josh works for BNSF, and Caleb is a boat rigger. Dan and I continue with the bus service to Cayuse, and my Memories in Blossom flower shop on our place is a dream come true. It is a special blessing to live, work and worship in such a warm and caring community!