Joan Claire Zimmerman, 76, passed away March 16, 2013. Survived by children, Chris, Amy, Nancy, David, Brian, Dawn, Michelle, Erych, Kimberly and Andrea; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adrian; and one sister. Born April 23, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., to Louis and Josephine Downes. She was a homemaker. Member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Rosary, 12:00 p.m. followed by the funeral Mass, Thursday, March 21, St. Pius X, 3130 Morris, with the Rev. Father John Ozella as celebrant. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences,

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  1. My name is Debbie and I live in Rocky Ford, Co. I couldn’t keep in contact with Joan as I had a stroke in Jan. 2013-I was in the hospital and nursing home & didn’t recover for over 7 months. I’m deeply hurt that no one in her family told me of her illness or death. I loved Joan like a sister and we became very close as friends. I used to enjoy cutting her curly beautiful hair, visit her, take her out for lunches, take her to BINGO(Bingo buddies) and I really miss & Love her! Rest in Peace with Adrian and our good Lord Joan, I will truly miss you. I cherish our good times and all the Angel’s you made for me, my Mom & daughters. Your children & grandchildren were so lucky to have you, as I was!

  2. Our heart felt sympathy and prayers to Joan’s family, to all of her children and grandchildren. May God grant you peace and strength through this time. May memory serve you with the blessing of joyful times rembered. Sincerely, Louie and Renie Tagliatela

  3. My heartfelt sympathy to you all. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Karon (Christenson) Banta

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