After a full life at age 100 years, 4 months and 11 days, Lottie closed her eyes after saying, “Thank you Lord” and was gone to Heaven. When she could no longer live alone, she came to her daughter Wilma’s home, with help of Hospice, when discharged from hospital on October 20. Lottie had been longing for Heaven since the loss of her only son, Bob Zumwalt in 2013 at age of 70 years. She was widowed in 2004 when her husband of 67 years died.
She is survived by: daughters, Wilma (Larry) Pound of Ripon, and Marilyn Holth (Rhonda Fehlhafer) of Albany, Oregon, daughter-in-law, Angela Zumwalt of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and cousins in Nebraska and Colorado; relatives and friends in U.S. and Canada. Lottie’s faith in our God and His Holy Word have guided her and have been the source of her strength since accepting Him as a young bride in 1937. She was a “prayer warrior” for her family and always had an encouraging word and unconditional love to give.
Lottie resided for the past 12 years in Ripon at Bethany Manor Apartments, and appreciated the love and care of the staff and recent caregivers there. She attended church services at Bethany Home on Sundays, was a member of the Ripon Free Methodist Church and “The Hopeful Bunch” senior ladies Bible study group.
In June, she celebrated her 100th Birthday with a big party and now she is celebrating for eternity in Heaven! Her family and friends look forward to being reunited with her again!
A Memorial service will be held to honor Lottie’s life at the Ripon Free Methodist Church, 218 W. Main St., Ripon, CA. 95366, on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ripon Free Methodist Church.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Monday, October 27, 2014