Edna May Zoet, 91, passed away Dec. 1, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her children, Marjory (Peter) Bankson of Alexandria, Va., Miriam (Kim) Cummings of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Barbara (Bill) Vidmar of Pueblo; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, August Zoet. Edna was born to Paul and Blanche McLaurin on July 28, 1914, in Albuquerque, NM. She graduated from Stanford University in 1934. In 1964, she received her Master's degree from Western Washington University where she taught for ten years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at the Pavilion at Villa Pueblo Chapel, 855 Hunter Dr., with her daughter, the Reverend Marjory Bankson officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Villa Pueblo Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerystreward.com

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  1. Hello from the family of Elsie McMillan. Our thoughts are with you. We so much enjoyed knowing Edna while she lived at the Willows and was a friend of our mom. Elda was a great lady. She had a long and wonderful life and we hope that your happy memories of your times with her will bring you peace and comfort. With love, Ann & Arvin Chaikin

  2. Dear family,
    We send our sympathy to the family of Edna Zoet, our long-time family friend in Bellingham. She was a true lady, and will be greatly missed by her “exercise group” of friends, some of whom still exercise three mornings a week. We remember when she worried that none of her relatives had lived past 65 and now we are all in our 80’s. Caroline Eddy recently died, but Lowell remains active; Doreen Lewis moved to Utah with Betsy and family. Eva Hunter, Joan McLeod, and Harriet Napiecinscki join me in sympathy.
    Love, Pat and Jim O’Brien 360.733.9318

  3. Barb, Mimi, Marjory,

    Our thoughts are with you in this trying time. I have many fond memories of the Zoet Family as we grew up together, lo those many years ago. Doctor, Edna, Barbara, and those two mysterious “older” sisters dance in my memory along with holly boughs, mead and Cherry Point. May the nearness of family help ease your grief.

    A warm hug and much love to all of you,

  4. To the Zoet family,

    My sincerest condolensces for the loss of your mom, Edna May. I never met her, but always figured she must have been a wonderful person to have raised up such terrific daughters as Marjory and Mimi. (I don’t think I ever met Barbara.)

    Marjory and Mimi may not recall me, since I was a few years behind them in school at Fairhaven Junior High and Bellingham High. As a refresher, though, Marjory and Mimi may remember that I was the scrawny, blond-haired kid who rode with them on the strawberry bus for two or three summers in the 1950s. I suspect that I was a real pest — especially to Marjory, with whom I always tried to sit on the bus while she played word games with Bud Howard, the driver. Marjory was very tolerant of my relentless presence.

    Anyhow, as I said, I’m very sorry for everyone’s loss, and hope that your grief is leavened with happy memories.

    Sincerely,

    Bill Buckley

    P.S.: In case you’re wondeirng, I saw the report of Mrs. Zoet’s passing in the online edition of the Bellingham Herald.

    b.b.

  5. Dear Marjory,
    We were sorry to hear that your mother had passed away. I remember the times that I visited your home while we were in high school that your mother made me feel very welcome. She was a very special lady.

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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