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Saturday, May 20, 2023
11:00 - 11:00am (Mountain time)
Wilma Fern (Hamilton) Zufelt, 100, passed away on May 11, 2023 in Rexburg Idaho. Wilma was born in Naturita, CO and grew up in Nucla, CO. She was a long time resident of Durango, CO but had lived with her son in Rexburg, ID for the last 10+ years.
Wilma is survived by her 13 children.
Ken (Maereen) Zufelt of Bayfield, CO, Fern (Lynn) Hodges of Salmon, ID, Larry (Sheila) Zufelt of Ignacio, CO, Anita (Charles) Temple of Austin, TX,
Bruce (Debbie) Zufelt of Durango, CO, Lee (Connie) Zufelt of Rexburg, ID,
Coral (Lennie) Roland of Lincoln, AL, Wade (Margie) Zufelt of Vallecito, CO,
Iris Lucero of Leander, TX, Jill (David) LaMunyon of Sidney, NE, Lora (Leslie) King of Red Mesa, CO, Elaine Tucker of San Saba, TX, and Penny Zufelt of Rexburg, ID.
She is also survived by all but one of her 49 Grandchildren, all but one of her 127 Great Grandchildren and all but one of her 22 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband John W. Zufelt, a son-in-law Rubel Lucero and a granddaughter Tracy Rose.
Wilma was a woman of faith. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She didn’t just believe in Jesus Christ, she lived a Christ-like life. She loved God and her family and her neighbors. She especially watched over and cared for her elderly neighbors.
In her early years she participated in 4-H, Glee Club, Drama, and Pep Club.
She loved going to dances and was disappointed if not asked to dance every dance. She loved horses. At 93 she had family help her get on a horse. At 100 she still was watching horses outside her window and wishing she could go for a ride. She loved baseball and was a big Colorado Rockies fan.
Wilma loved to be up early in the morning working in her garden or flower beds. She loved sharing the fruits of her labors whether it was a single blossom given to a passing child or a brimming basket of vegetables given to a neighbor. She loved to embroider pillowcases, dish towels and quilt blocks.
She learned to can vegetables, fruits and meats in 4-H club. This proved to be a great blessing to her family and others.
Her spirit has now returned to her heavenly home. Her body will lay at rest next to her eternal companion, John Wilford Zufelt, to await resurrection day.
We will miss her.