Verna Louise Zimmerman
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Verna Louise Zimmerman
  • May 26, 1922 - May 1, 2017
  • Sugar Land, Texas

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Verna Louise West was born May 26, 1922 in Toledo Ohio and went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2017.

As a child she spent several years in the Panama Canal Zone during the time her father was assigned there by the US Government. Upon returning to the US they moved to St Louis Missouri. While living in St Louis she met Bill Zimmerman while he was stationed there severing in the United States Coast Guard. Verna and Bill married on April 2, 1942.

After Bill was discharged from the Coast Guard in 1946 they moved to Le Mars Iowa which was Bill's home town.

They moved to Lake Jackson, Texas in 1952 and lived there until Bill retired from Houston Lighting and Power in 1982. While in Lake Jackson all those years Verna was a crossing guard at O.M. Roberts Elementary school. Because of her love for children she enjoyed interacting with the students. After Bill's retirement they moved to Somerville, Texas where they enjoyed the retirement life traveling all over country in their RV. They thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors along with watching wild life. They moved back to Lake Jackson in 2001 to be close to family and enjoyed reuniting with friends.

A love of Verna's was Boston Terriers. Tinker (the latest) was a loving companion in her latter years. She was the life of the party at her last place of residence, Colonial Oaks in Sugar Land where she enjoyed trips, parties, and playing board games especially bingo.

Verna was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother or affectionately known as Granny to her five children and grandchildren, always there in times of joy and sorrow.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 1/2 years, Bill Zimmerman; parents, John and Mary West; and brothers Roy and George.

She is survived by her two daughters - Gloria Walters and Cheryl Bowman and their husbands; three sons Terry, Lanny and Keith and their wives; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.