Lifelong Ketchikan resident D. Lillian Zamora died Oct. 12, 2008, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., with her family present. She was 73.
She was born D. Lillian Rodriguez on April 21, 1935, in Ketchikan. She was valedictorian of Ketchikan High School's class of 1952, when she graduated at age 16. She attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
She married Felix Zamora, another lifelong Ketchikan resident, on Aug. 31, 1953, in Ketchikan.
Her 44 years of employment were with the Ketchikan Police Department and the Alaska Department of Corrections in Ketchikan. She retired from the latter in 1994.
She was of Catholic and Pentecostal faiths.
She was a past president of the Alaska Peace Officers Association and the Ketchikan Filipino Club. She was an avid reader, enjoyed all types of puzzles and bowled for many years.
The most joy she shared was with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Zamora; and brothers, William Young and Edward Rodriguez.
She is survived by her children, Melisa Herington and husband, Doug, William Zamora and wife, Teresa, Crispulo Zamora, Cindy Warstler and husband, Rick, Andrea Zamora and Sharon McIntyre, Nancy Christian and husband, Gene, Georgiana Caston and husband, Paxton, and Barbara Laman and husband, DeeWayne; step-son, Phil Zamora; brother, Primo Rodriguez Sr. and wife, Marion; sister, June Swink and husband, Thomas; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Ketchikan, officiated by the Rev. Edmund Penisten and the Rev. Bill White. Burial services at Bayview Cemetery and reception at Holy Name Catholic Church will follow.
Cards and condolences may be sent to the Zamora family at 846 Jackson St., Ketchikan, AK 99901.