She was born (09/02/1948) and raised on the same land in Livingston, Montana. Her father gave her 72 acres of land where her children and her grandson were also born and raised. Livingston has always been a small town. When she was in elementary school there were only about 10 children in her class until the interstate was built to Yellowstone National Park in 1958. graduated from high school she could not bring herself to leave her beautiful home town. She eventually married Bill, became a farmers’ agent and opened a junk/antique shop. Though the town has expanded much since she grew up it still retains the small-town vibe. It is a place where everyone knows and will help each other; for these reasons, she will never leave.
Pederson, JoEllen, "Deborah Juhnke" (2016). The Stories of Greater Yellowstone. 11.
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