Marion L. Zimmerman

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Marion L. Zimmerman was born October 23, 1916 in Melbourne, Australia. There she met and married Sanford J. Zimmerman, who preceded her in death in January 2006. They came to the United States in 1943, and raised four daughters. Marion's greatest joy was having children around her and caring for others. Marion was a loving mother and housewife and is survived by daughters Sandra Barnes, Michelle Bryan (James W. Bryan, M.D.), Julie Bains, Denise Jelaco (John Jelaco). She will also be missed by her two loving grandchildren, Zachery Barnes of Michigan and Leah Jelaco of Rancho Santa Margarita. Marion was also a second mother to and is much loved by Krisann Peterson of Seattle, Washington. She was also loved much by two step-granddaughters, Lisa Bollinger and Holly Powell, and five step-grandchildren, Bryan, Olivia, Bradley, Audrey, and Grace. She will be greatly missed by all. A private celebration of her life will take place the second week of May.

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  1. I was so sad to hear of the passing of your mother. What a sweet, kind,nurturing lady. She was always there for Zachary. Her big heart will definitely be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. My mother and I first met Marion in about 1962 when she worked in the children’s section of the old May Co at the now South Bay galleria. We lost touch and then saw her at the Hughes Market in Torrance about 25 years ago. Through the years we would bump into each other and she would always update us on the latest news about her girls. she was so proud of you all. In later years when your father worked for the city of Rolling Hills, my dad also worked there at the time. I think the last time we spoke Leah had just come into your lives. My heart goes out to you all.

  3. Marion was our dear friend and neighbor for going on 30 years. She was always gregarious, funny, feisty, big hearted and generous. In recent years she dealt with the problems of aging with characteristic humor and courage, and was her own boss right up to the end. She was a member of “The Greatest Generation” and led an exemplary life. Our condolences to her family members.

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