Heaven received another angel on April 18, 2022. She is presided in death by her husband Charles (Chuck) Evan Sappington of 66 years, parents, Frederick Cecil Zimmerman and Violet Drusilla (Knight) Zimmerman, her brother David Dudley (Eleanor M. Wetch Pugh) Zimmerman.
She is survived by her children, Brenda Sappington (John) Tackett, Jeff (Brenda Kay) Sappington, and Teresa Sappington (Danny) Gillit, her grandchildren, Eric (Lacey) Sappington, Marcus (Tiffany) Sappington, Anna Jo Sappington (Andrew) Holmes, Michael (Colleen Schaefer) Detmers, and Steven (Jessica) Detmers, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces, and nephews, and her sister Alice Zimmerman Anderson and brother-in-law Harold Peffer.
Verla Mae Zimmerman Sappington was born November 24, 1935. Verla graduated from Wy‘east High School, Odell, OR in May 1954. Verla married her high school sweetheart Charles (Chuck) Evan Sappington on November 10, 1955. You never saw Verla without Chuck nearby. Verla worked for Atkinson Motor Company as a bookkeeper in The Dalles, OR when they were married. The Army moved Verla and Chuck to California in November of 1957. They purchased their house in Manteca October 1961 where they raised their family. In the early days of their marriage Verla was a stay-at-home mom. In 1969 Verla become self-employed selling Home Interiors & Gifts, which she sold until 1983. She retired when it started interfering with spending time and traveling with Chuck. After retirement, Verla and Chuck got into genealogy and started looking for their ancestors, because of this they were always on the road going to this family reunion or that family reunion anywhere in the country.
Verla will be missed dearly by her entire family.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Sappington family. A celebration of life will be held in her honor May 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca, CA. She will be laid to rest at East Union Cemetery, 1035 N. Union Road, Manteca, CA.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, May 18, 2022