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Chapel of the Pines

2855 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA

OBITUARY

Patricia Delia Zumwalt

December 28, 1932September 25, 2016

Edwin Francis Zumwalt May 6, 1929 - August 22, 2016 and Patricia Delia (Gallagher) Zumwalt December 28, 1932 - September 25, 2016

This is a true love story. Ed and Pat have been together in life for the last 67 years and will now be together in the life after. They were married in Grant County New Mexico on November 14, 1948 after meeting each other in Duncan Arizona. Ed was born in Duncan Arizona and Pat was born in Santa Rita New Mexico 15 miles east of Silver City. They have 5 Children, 10 Grand Children, and 8 Great Grand Children with 3 of the 4 generations living here in Placerville, Ca. The Children and their spouses are Larry Edwin and Gail (Gaske) Zumwalt, Gary Lee Zumwalt (deceased), Pamela Jo and Mike (Cobb) Zumwalt, Dennis Kevin Zumwalt and Stephanie Darlene (Zumwalt) Vargas. Ed worked on horseback for 3 years with the US Forest Service and drove a logging truck for 6 years with the Phelps Dodge Mining Co in Duncan and Morenci, Az. He worked 30 years driving a cement mixer and retired from Concrete Service and Conmat Construction Companies in San Jose Ca. Pat worked for the Lucky 13 Television Store in San Jose and retired from Fairchild Semi-Conductor in Sunnyvale, Ca. They left Duncan, Az and moved to San Jose in 1953. They bought their 1st home in Campbell Ca. in 1959. Their children grew up and went to school in Campbell, Ca. until moving to Placerville in 1983. Upon their retirement, they bought a home off of Newtown Rd. here in El Dorado County. Ed loved his CB radios, deer hunting, fishing and bottle digging but loved his wife more than anything else. Pat loved raising a family and an extended family. She loved attending her church at St. Patrick here in Placerville and would work serving food samples at Safeway and Costco for a way to keep busy. She also helped out as a teacher's aide in the local elementary schools. While they were in living in Greenlee County Arizona as a very young couple, they loved going to the Apache Grove and dancing to the greats like Bob Wells and the Texas Playboys and became friends with of some very famous country and western stars. They loved going Honky Tonking and dancing at the Grange Halls to local bands here in El Dorado County. They really liked watching the Dancing With The Stars TV show and are now dancing with the stars in heaven. Ed and Pat will truly be missed and their spirits will be kept alive by all of their friends and family. Services will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3109 Sacramento St. Placerville, Ca. on October 7th at 10:30am (530) 622-0373. There will be a cemetery service and reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bristol Hospice, 2140 Professional Dr. Suite 210, Roseville, Ca. (916) 782-5511 or at bristolhospice.com. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines, Placerville, CA.

Services

  • Rosary and Funeral Mass Friday, October 7, 2016

Memories

Patricia Delia Zumwalt

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October 6, 2016

Our Hearts go out to you and your family with the loss of your Parents. They were very special people and meant the world to my Mom and Dad! We are so sorry for your loss!!

Barbara & Jake Oliver/Mac McFeron

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY