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Sybil W. Zehetmayer

Wasilla resident Sybil Welch Zehetmayer, 73, died March 19, 2000, at her home, from cancer.

A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wasilla, with Father Stanley Allie officiating. Pallbearers will be her son Dale Dailey, son-in-law Maurice Rounds, Angella Long, John Weis, Daniel Weis and Marty Matlin. Private interment will be at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.

Mrs. Zehetmayer was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Milton, Fla. She came to Alaska in January of 1980, and resided in Wasilla. She retired in 1979 as geriatric activities director for Majestic Towers in Pasadena Beach, Fla.

Her hobby and special interest was bingo.

Her family said: Mother was especially happy in her work as activities director and always tried to bring smiles to the faces of the elderly people she worked with. She was outspoken and direct so all who knew her also knew her feelings. After the death of her beloved husband, Karl, in 1994, her happiest times were found with her much loved Bingo friends and playing games with her daughter, son-in-law and friends. As per her wishes, she was cared for in her home by her daughter, Kathy, who along with her granddaughter and son-in-law were at her side when the angels came to take her home.

She was preceded in death by her mother Billie Welch, father George Welch and husband, Karl.

Survivors are her son, Dale W. Dailey, daughter, Kathy Rounds, both of Wasilla; grandchildren, Cheryle Dailey, of Wasilla, Christina Lease, of Wasilla, Gail Sharp, of Virginia, and Christopher Lease, of Anchorage; and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jessica, Joshua, David and Kaleb.

Arrangements by Valley Funeral Home & Crematory of Wasilla.

Source: Frontiersman, 23 March 2000



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