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Emilia Lozano Zukowski

Emilia Lozano Zukowski, formerly of Thatcher and currently of Garden Grove, California, entered into eternal rest Sunday evening, May 17, 2020, at her residence, following a brief illness. Emilia was 90. Emily was born in Morenci on December 7, 1929. She was a miner’s daughter, to Tomas Lozano and Felicitas Lozano. She lived with her five brothers and sisters, Petra, Andrew, Natalia, Ignacio, and Thomas. Emily was the youngest of the six. Emily was 8 years old when they moved to Thatcher. Her three brothers went off to fight in World War II and she wrote them weekly. She would receive letters back from her brothers and treasured them dearly. All three brothers returned and have since passed. Andrew was laid to rest in Thatcher Cemetery, Nacho in the Safford Cemetery with his wife Helen, and Thomas in the Clifton Cemetery with his wife Marie. Emily graduated from Thatcher High School and met our father, Charles Zukowski, while attending Eastern Arizona Junior College. They later married and relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the early 1950's, they moved back to Thatcher and bought a house in Safford, with three daughters Linda, Debbie and Dianne. They later had three more children, all boys, Chuck Jr., Andrew and Ron. Emily was a hard-working mother of six, worked at JCPenney’s on Main Street in Safford for years selling shoes and even found time to help make drapes for the Catholic church during Easter. Her husband Charles, a World War II wounded veteran who served under General Patton, was active in the church and worked at Longs Furniture. In 1967, they moved to California where she continued to work at JCPenney and raised her children. Her oldest daughter, Linda, married and moved to Oregon. In 1969, they moved briefly to Missouri where, Debbie, one of her daughter's, married and remained. They returned to California in 1973 and that is where she remained until her passing. Three more children married, Dianne, Chuck and Andy, where later Chuck moved to Colorado. Her husband later passed away in the early 1990’s. Emily’s visits were frequent to Thatcher to visit her mother and her brothers until her passing. She loved to climb the hills of Morenci and was an avid rock hound, always collecting more rocks and stones than she could carry. Emily is survived by: her six children, Linda, Debbie, Dianne, Chuck Jr., Andy and Ron; her grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Wayne Jr., Nikki, Chuck Jr., Daniel, Ashley, Sam, Vinnie, Chris and Rachael; and her great-grandchildren, Nicole, Cody, Summer, Peyton, Brock and Hannah. Funeral services for Emilia will be conducted Thursday morning, June 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at Vining Funeral Home's "Chapel of the Valley." Committal will follow in the Thatcher Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday morning, June 4, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m., also at the funeral home.


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dianne hall May 30 2020 12:00 AM

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dianne hall May 30 2020 12:00 AM

I was blessed to have Mom with me the last 4 years. We spent a lot of time together and I used to call her my sous chef in the kitchen when she was unable to cook, anymore. Our whole life together, my husband, Lynn and I were always thinking of places to take our Mom's. We have taken Mom to the Grand Canyon, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Devils tower, Tombstone for Wyatt Earp days, and countless other places. Always including her in what we did. She raised my children, while I was at work. She taught them to walk, eat, potty train, and everything else you do with babies from birth to kindergarten. I have no regrets taking care of her at the end. She would always listen to me when I was ranting, actually listen. I could not have had a better Mother and friend. Dianne Hall

Dianne Hall May 23 2020 12:00 AM

My Mother loved celebrating every holiday. She would decorate the house and cook wonderful large meals. She always wanted the whole family together. And now we return to Arizona to celebrate her life, all together again. She would be happy.

Linda Flechtner May 23 2020 12:00 AM

My Mother loved celebrating every holiday. She would decorate the house and cook wonderful large meals. She always wanted the whole family together. And now we return to Arizona to celebrate her life, all together again. She would be happy.

Linda Flechtner May 23 2020 12:00 AM

I was blessed to have Mom with me the last 4 years. We spent a lot of time together and I used to call her my sous chef in the kitchen when she was unable to cook, anymore. Our whole life together, my husband, Lynn and I were always thinking of places to take our Mom's. We have taken Mom to the Grand Canyon, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Devils tower, Tombstone for Wyatt Earp days, and countless other places. Always including her in what we did. She raised my children, while I was at work. She taught them to walk, eat, potty train, and everything else you do with babies from birth to kindergarten. I have no regrets taking care of her at the end. She would always listen to me when I was ranting, actually listen. I could not have had a better Mother and friend. Dianne Hall

Dianne Hall May 23 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family, it is so hard to lose your mother but have faith that you will reunite again. My Aunt Emmy was a beautiful person inside and out, being my dads youngest sister she and your family were always a big part of my childhood. I remember picnics at Indian Hot Springs, gatherings at grandmas House in Thatcher, and holiday get togethers. My grandma and Grandpa have all their children again. May God bless and comfort all of you, your cousin, Sandy, John & Family

Sandra Lozano Figueroa May 22 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family, it is so hard to lose your mother but have faith that you will reunite again. My Aunt Emmy was a beautiful person inside and out, being my dads youngest sister she and your family were always a big part of my childhood. I remember picnics at Indian Hot Springs, gatherings at grandmas House in Thatcher, and holiday get togethers. My grandma and Grandpa have all their children again. May God bless and comfort all of you, your cousin, Sandy, John & Family

Sandra Lozano Figueroa May 22 2020 12:00 AM