Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winona Zabriskie Passes Away

Winona Zabriskie

October 11, 1924 ~ December 19, 2012
Winona Zabriskie, 88, of Mount Pleasant, passed away on 19th day of December 2012 in Provo after a full and happy life.
Winona was born 11 October 1924 in Fairview; daughter of Henry Erastus and Alta Jane Pritchett Larsen. Winona married Don LeGrand Taylor (deceased) in 1941 and had three beloved children: Don Gordon Taylor (Sharon) Alpine, Winona Kathleen Harris (Joseph) American Fork, and Carol Jean Taylor (deceased). She divorced Don and married Gail Jay Zabriskie (deceased) in 1946. Winona and Gail have two children Jay Wynn Zabriskie (Natalie) Mt. Pleasant and Cindy Lee Hall (Marvin) Mt. Pleasant. 
Service and survival are the hallmarks of Winona’s life – she lost her husband Gail in 1991 after caring for him through his illness; became a breast cancer survivor in her late 70’s. Upon receiving a clean bill of health served an LDS Mission to Chicago Illinois where she also served in Jefferson City Missouri at the National Achieves. Returning home she spent more than a decade working in the Manti Temple. A life-long maker of quilts Winona’s quilt are loved all over the world she also devoted countless joyful hours working at the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Humanitarian effort..
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Winona has joined her family members who have gone before her; husband Gail after twenty-one years apart a joyful reunion is certain Precious daughter Carol Jean Taylor who left hours after she arrived; Grand-daughter Jenny dearest angel. Brother John Darryl Larsen and his sweet-heart Beth, sister Estella Tippitts her husbands Delbert and Heber, sister Thresa Brewer and her husband John. Brothers-in-law Morris Darwin Zabriskie (Darr), William Marlin Zabriskie (Bill), Duane Zabriskie , James Christensen, and Robert Bushell, Richard Nash; sister-in-law Lena Johnson Larsen. This family reunion will be full of joy, Yahtzee and Pinochle. Those not yet attending this heavenly family reunion are her children Gordon his wife Sharon, Kathleen her husband Joseph (Jay), Jay his wife Natalie, Cindy her husband Marvin, along with 16 Grandchildren ages 9-and up; 39.5 Great-Grandchildren, her brother Boyd Larsen and sister Alura Nash, brother in law Kay Zabriskie and his wife Erma, Sisters-in-law Carolyn Christensen Bushell and Marcella Zabriskie and many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. After Winona’s initial reunion she continues her Lord’s work: bring warmth and joy to God’s children where he needs her.
Funeral services will be held Friday December 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center. Viewings will be at the Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant on Thurs. December 27 from 6-8pm and 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment at Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made at the Humanitarian Effort in your local area – take time and tie or quilt a blanket for others in honor of Winona and continue the warm gifts of kindness she so lovingly gave. Families are like old quilts – although they tend to unravel at times they can be stitched back together with love. We’ll miss our Grandma Nona!

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