Link to view services Thursday 2/17 at 10 AM: Anna Jacqueline Zufelt Celebration of Life Live Stream
Anna Jacqueline Zufelt (Jacque) (92) passed away peacefully on February 3, 2022. She was born to James Lawson Waddell and Hannah Jane Waddell in Timmonsville, Florence County, South Carolina on August 23rd 1929, and was the second of 3 children.
Jacque met Charles Lawrence Zufelt (Larry) while he was serving a Church mission. After returning home from his mission, Jacque sent Larry a picture of her in a swimsuit, and in short order Larry wrote to her saying, “If you want to get married, come on out!”
That enticing invitation was all it took. Jacque made her way to Durango, Colorado, where Larry was living and the two of them traveled to Mesa, Arizona to be sealed for time and eternity in the Arizona Temple on April 2, 1948. The couple lived in Gallup, New Mexico for a short time, then moved to Mesa.
Jacque worked for a time as a secretary at Motorola, a waitress at Lulu Belle and Valley Ho Restaurants in Scottsdale, and helped her husband with his masonry business. Together, Larry and Jacque faithfully served as ordinance workers in the Arizona Temple for more than 30 years, and served a church mission to Ft Lauderdale, Florida in 1985.
One of the most kind, gentle, and loving people, Jacque will be remembered by all as an exemplar of class and grace and her beautiful singing voice. She had an infectious personality and a keen sense of humor. She loved her Savior and lived and served as He surely would have approved.
Jacque enjoyed traveling with her husband, serving in the Church, celebrating her family and their accomplishments, and always looked forward to the family get-togethers.
Jacque was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by her 4 children, Larry W. Zufelt, Pamela (Mark) Rowley, Cheryl (Martin) Howey, and Debbie Clark-Zufelt, 28 grandchildren, 88 great grandchildren, and 9 great, great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 17th at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297 with a viewing that same morning at 9:00. There will also be a viewing on Wednesday, February 16th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the same location.
Interment will take place at the Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 7900 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207.