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Zada Jo Perkins

03/02/1958 - 06/14/2024
Service Date: 06/28/2024
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5620 E Adobe, Mesa, AZ 85205
Visitation Date: 06/28/2024
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5620 E Adobe, Mesa, AZ 85205
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

On June 14th, Zada Jo Perkins graduated from her Earthly life. She was gently encircled by a room full of loved ones, without pain, & holding the hands of her children.

Zada was born on March 2nd, 1958, in Santa Monica, California to Larry and Alice Matthews. Zada was amazingly talented and enjoyed creating things. She took pride in everything she did and it showed in her beautiful quilts, her handmade greeting cards, her toll painting, and the beautiful blessing dress she made for her granddaughter. Everyone enjoyed receiving her delicious toffee, thumbprint cookies and other little crafts. She loved FaceTiming her grandkids and with them being so far away, she would buy two sets of storybooks and send one to the grandkids so they could have their own book as she read it to them. She was looking forward to being able to do this with her newest grandkids as they got a little older. She looked forward to her weekly lunches with her sisters and nieces. Zada was surrounded by many friends that loved her. It showed by the service that was rendered to her these last few years. She was active in her church and loved the peace she found serving at the temple.

Zada had a fun sense of humor, a sparkly personality, & was stalwart in her Faith, to the end.

Zada is survived by her five of her siblings, three children: Sean, Rachel, & Andrew, her husband David, & five grandchildren whom she adored. We love & miss her dearly already.





Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.




  • Julie Garner Quist

    I’m glad to have known Zada! She always seemed to have her hair “just so” with a ready smile on her face. She was sweet, generous and loving. Sending comfort and hugs to her family from afar during this difficult time.

  • Lindsey Johnson

    Zada was one of my first friends when we moved to Arizona. She always had a smile and would say hello. We sat by each other at church and she would joke that we held up the back wall together. We served together in callings and she always loved talking about her kids and grandkids. I already miss seeing her beautiful face and gorgeous smile. Love you Zada!

  • Zada will be missed , we had so much fun in high school …. I admired all the things she could make . Rachel obit was perfect ….

  • Joanne Bowman

    the last time I saw your mom was when Cliff and I stopped by to you our dad and mom your mom was a nice lady. She will rest in peace. She is not in pain anymore. Sending love.

  • I remember Zada with her beautiful hair and beautiful smile. I hung out with her sisters, Shawna and Jeanie, but at church, we would see each other with Tim and Brent and Troy and Jeff and Denise and Mary and Maxine at mutual and we would have so much fun. She was such a joy to everyone with her beautiful smile and her giggle. I never ever saw a mean bone in her body she never said anything bad about anybody. She was truly an angel and she will be missed so much but I know she’s enjoying her time with her family up in heaven, and I hope that we will see each other again. Left her up there smiling with her and having the laugh as they did down here. Zada , thank you for embracing your love to everyone And I hope that I get to see you again someday God bless your family and friends with the loss of you. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Brian Perkins and Paulette Durrenberger

    Please accept our condolences for your wife and mother. We were so sad to hear of her passing. She certainly was a wonderful person and we wish we would have gotten to know her better. Sending love and prayers for your family.

  • I love Zada. I have been doing her hair for a while. She ell be missed. She had such a strong testimony and loved the temple. She loved her family so much. She loved inklings with Emily Freeman. She will be missed

  • Carlin McCormick

    I was a classmate and school acquaintance of Zada’s. Her beauty and joy captivated me. When I visited her after she was a married mother, her pride and joy was her family. She loved you greatly. You must be very, very special.

  • Zada was a unique and special lady…beautiful, spiritual, talented and generous of heart! I love her and miss her!

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