Mary W. Thomas Zundel, 25 January 1911
Mary W. Zundel, devoted mother and respected teacher, passed away November 15, 2002 in Soda Springs, ID.
She was born in Samaria, ID on January 25, 1911 on the family farm during a raging storm. She was the fourth child of Ann Jenkins Thomas and James Benjamin Thomas. Mary attended Samaria grade school and graduated from Malad High School.
She always wanted to be a teacher like her aunts who taught her in Samaria, and eventually graduated from Albion Normal School in Albion, ID.
She began her teaching career in Juniper, ID, where she taught in a one room school house. She then taught at Franklin, Pocatello, finally in the Oneida school system. Mrs. Z, as she was known, was an educator in Malad for over 40 years before retiring in 1974.
She married Verlin Zundel on February 1, 1935, but subsequently was divorced. She is survived by three sons, Dick T. Zundel (Isabel) of Soda Springs, ID; Thomas Verlin Zundel (Beryl) of Las Vegas, NV; and David Dee Zundel of St. George, UT.
These three doys were the love and the pride of her life. Mary was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She went on a welfare mission for her church in Houston, TX from 1981-82.
Mary is survived by her three sons and their wives; 14 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Hoyas of Boca Raton, FA; sister in law, Ardell of Malad; her great grandchildren and many former students and friends throughout the world. She will be missed and fondly remembered.
Horsley Funeral Home – November 19, 2002
Bishop Larry Thomas, officiating
Prelude & Postlude Music – Myra Jean John
Invocation – Odell Rice
Life Sketch – David Dee Zundel
Remarks – Jackie Cutberth
Speaker – Darl Gleed
Vocal Solo “In The Garden” by Jill Blaisdell, acc. by Myra Jean John
Remarks – Bishop Larry Thomas
Benediction – Pres. Michael Hess
Concluding Service – Samaria Cemetery
Dedicatory Prayer – Bishop Larry Thomas
Compassionate service by the mMlad 6th Ward Relief Society sisters