OBITUARY

Helena "Sandie" Prado Zimmerman

June 12, 1958March 12, 2019
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Helena “Sandie” Prado Zimmerman, age 60, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on March 12, 2019, after an extremely well-fought battle with cervical cancer. Helena was a beloved wife, mother, and friend that brought joy to those who knew her. She will be deeply missed.

Born in San Antonio, Texas on June 12, 1958, Helena spent much of her childhood overseas, at various military bases, before returning to San Antonio. She was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School, where she enjoyed her time playing clarinet in the marching band. Helena spent a number of years working and raising a family in the Austin area before again returning to San Antonio with her husband.

Helena loved some of the better things in life: UT and Dallas Cowboy football, traveling, and spending time with her extended family and “grandpuppies.” She loved her job, at Southwest Airlines, and traveled as frequently as possible. She was funny, fun, and a blast to be around – even as her condition continued to deteriorate.

Helena was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Prado. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Zimmerman; her children, Joshua Zimmerman (and fiancée Maria Scognamiglio), Jakob Zimmerman (and girlfriend Amanda Matocha), and Jessica Zimmerman-Zikeli (and wife Mallory Zikeli); her father, Lee Prado; 6 siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Shumway and the many amazing nurses and staff at Texas Oncology, Nurse Liz and the fine folks at River City Hospice, and the Happy Living Care Home for all of their assistance during the final year of Helena’s life. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17th at the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel from 5:30-9:00 pm with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18th at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4411 Moana Dr; San Antonio, Texas 78218.

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  • Helena was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Prado. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Zimmerman; her children, Joshua Zimmerman (and fiancée Maria Scognamiglio), Jakob Zimmerman (and girlfriend Amanda Matocha), and Jessica Zimmerman-Zikeli (and wife Mallory Zikeli); her father, Lee Prado; 6 siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Monday, March 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Helena "Sandie" Prado Zimmerman

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Rae Jean Jansen

March 16, 2019

I met Sandie through an online Cervical Cancer support group. Though we never met in person, I was so inspired by her bravery and strength, as she fought her battle. Know that she has helped and inspired many women that are fighting Cervical Cancer by just sharing her story. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Bernadette Zimmerman

March 15, 2019

Sandie was my daughter in law. She had a zest for life and a great sense of humor and was extremely talented.. She was a beloved wife and mother. She treated her illness like she lived her life not allowing it to dampen her spirit or removing her sense of humor.
May God grant her peace and eternal rest.
To my son and grandchildren follow your Mother's lead live life to the fullest as she would want you to do. My love and prayers are with you.
Mom Z

Maggie Griffin

March 14, 2019

I never met Sandie. But knowing her amazing daughter, Jessica, I know she must have done many things right. Your children are a testament to what you value—and your kids have turned out great.

Norma Jean Rose

March 14, 2019

Gonna miss you, Sandie!!!
I’ll miss your laugh, that big smile and your crazy sarcasim and humor!!!
You were generous to a fault and when you did something for someone, you did it from your heart. Gonna miss our times in Orlando.....but we’ll always have Disney World!!!
My condolences to the family and Mr. Man
Zuzu is missing you too, I’m sure.....
Till we meet again

Tammy Prado

March 14, 2019

Gosh, what to say. You shared Marcus'birthday and I always thought he looked like he could have been your son. You were your mother's daughter -you didn't have a favorite child or other family member. You treated everyone the same. Always had a smile on your face. God bless them -your family and friends.
Love, Tammy, Marcus, Kevin, Kaitlin, and Hazel

Leigh Henderson

March 13, 2019

May you Rest In Peace, Aunt Sandie. Thank you for the memories and dirty jokes. Adore and love you always.

All our love and support to Uncle Ken, Joshua, Jakob, and Gaga. We’re for you.

Love,
Leigh Elena, Dean, Jackson, & Atchison

Nancy Henderson

March 13, 2019

Missing my big sister...

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