Obituary for Dec. 3, 2012

By Baker City Herald December 03, 2012 09:44 am

Wanda Zemmer

Baker City, 1934-2012

Wanda Lee Zemmer, 78, of Baker City, died Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City.

Her graveside funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Wanda was born on Aug. 4, 1934, at Carson, Ore., to Arthur and Luella Thompson Bloom. On Sept. 8, 1951, Wanda married Jerry Zemmer in Weiser, Idaho. 

 She loved spending time with her family, crocheting, playing cards and games, working on crafts, ceramics, watching TV, and talking on the phone. Wanda loved and appreciated the staff and her friends at Settler’s Park where she lived for numerous years. She loved making crocheted dolls and visiting with her many friends.

 Survivors include her son, Jerry Allen Zemmer of Sherwood; her son, Leslie Zemmer of Baker City; her daughter, Joyce Lowe of California; her daughter, Teri Cromwell of Sunbright, Tenn.; her son, Brian Zemmer of Baker City; her daughter, Luetta Berg of Portland; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by both her parents; her husband, Jerry Zemmer; her sisters, Berdene Tidwell, Ava Russell, Iva Hottell and Marion Sloane; her brother, Bert Hunsaker; her granddaughter, Richella Colson; and her great-grandson, Trace Bunch.

Contributions may be made in Wanda’s memory to Community Connection or the  Northeast Oregon Compassion Center Food Bank through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.