Deb was born in Carson City, a daughter of Merle and Jean (Baker) Troub. She grew up in Perrinton, Michigan, and has three sisters and two brothers. Deb attended Fulton Schools, graduating in 1971. She later attended Davenport University in Alma and Lansing, graduating in 1995 with an Associate Degree in Business. She has a daughter, Nanisa Jo. Deb enjoys quilting, camping, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She joined the Estes-Leadley family in September, 2008, and is enjoying her new career path.