Lillian Rosalie Zufelt passed away March 10, 2015 in Blanding, UT surrounded by her daughters and their husbands.
Rosalie was born October 27, 1922 to Hazel Mahala Livesay and Leonard Emmet Smith in Center, CO.
She married Robert Floyd Zufelt on April 11, 1942. They had four children, Robert Ray, Gloria Jean, Jack, and Jeroldene.
To those who knew her, she was referred to as Grandma Patches, the Pink Lady, Grandma Z, Miss Pink Wonder, Mrs. Page Arizona, Mama Zia and Mom.
Before coming to live in Blanding, UT in 2011, she lived in Page, AZ for 30 years. There she dedicated her life to serving others, whether it was in church or in her community. She was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings throughout her life.
In her 50’s, she entered a beauty contest just for the fun of it representing Page, AZ hence Mrs. Page Arizona.
She won Mrs. Congeniality for the State of Arizona. She was also nominated and received an award for the “12 Who Care Hon Kachina Award” from TV channel 12 in Arizona, in recognition of those who do extraordinary service to those in need.
One of mom’s biggest joys in life was her family. She was very thankful to have her family sealed to her for time and all eternity. Mom always said, “If you put your best foot forward, the best will come back to you.” Mom definitely lived up to that philosophy. Mom will be dearly missed by all of us who knew her and loved her.
Mom is survived by her children, Robert Ray (Sandy) Zufelt, Gloria Jean (Glenn) Patterson, Jack (Marci) Zufelt and Jeroldene (John) Helquist, half brother Leonard (Pat) Smith, Judge Donald G. Roberts (self-adopted son), 17 grandchildren, numerous greats and great greats.
Funeral services were held in Page, AZ on March 17, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment at the Page, AZ Cemetery, under the direction of San Juan Mortuary.
Card of thanks
The family of Rosalie Zufelt would like to thank all those who helped mom in her final days at the hospital. The Doctors and nurses who tended her were fantastic. Couldn’t ask for a more caring and compassionate service you rendered to her.
A big thank you to Danny Palmer. He was so thoughtful, helpful and understanding. He did a wonderful job.
Robert Ray, Sandy Zufelt
Gloria Jean, Glenn Patterson
Jack, Marci Zufelt
Jeroldene, John Helquist