Lois Thomas Zumek Estby died Sept. 10, 2014, at the age of 97.
She was born June 23, 1917, to Evan and Florence Thomas. She was raised in Black Diamond and that is where she met her first husband, Frank Zumek. She worked at the Zumek family grocery store and later with son Butch at Frank’s Meat and Sausages. She continued to work until retiring at 84. She married Ralph Estby and they enjoyed five years together.
She is survived by daughter-in-law Anetta Zumek; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; stepson Tim Estby and wife Trudi; three stepgrandchildren; five great-stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands Frank Zumek and Ralph Estby and sons David and Frank Jr. (Butch).
A celebration of her life is planned for 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Black Diamond Eagles, 32618 Railroad Ave. in Black Diamond.
Donations in her name are suggested to the Black Diamond Historical Historical Society.
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