Deborah Welt Kredich, M.D. died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Duke Hospital following eight years of living with breast cancer. She was born October 1, 1936 in Iowa City Iowa, the daughter of Dale and Eleanor Welt. She is survived by her devoted husband of 48 years, Nicholas Kredich, M.D.; daughter Kathryn Rohlf and husband, John, of Campbell, CA, their children Laney, Jackson, and Lucas; son Matthew and wife, Kim, of Knoxville TN, their children Miles, Ben and Coleman; son, Nathan, and wife Sherri of San Diego CA, their children Hannah and Sam; sister, Phoebe Kent and husband, Jim, of Williamsburg VA.
Debby was graduated valedictorian from public high school in Iowa City and attended Duke University as an undergraduate. With her husband she obtained her M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1962. Primarily a member of the Duke Pediatric Department, she also served as Consultant in Rheumatology at Children