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Kathleen Joanne Zavala Obituary


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“I miss you so much my Bestie:-( My life will never be the same with out you in it! Will never forget you and I cant wait to see you when its my time...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Barb Visser - Wyoming, MI

“I am blessed to have gotten to know you, Someone very special has been taken from this earth, to a much brighter place. God bless you and your...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Kurlenda - Grand Rapids, MI

“Momma, I got to share a special bond with you..and you've always been my hero.. and now you're my angel! I miss you already..I'll miss you forever,...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Ayla - Wyoming, MI - Daughter

“Kathy you will always be remembered for your warm and friendly smile and the special love you had for your children. I thank God that you are no...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Jennifer Canchola - Buda, TX

“Although I have not seen Kathy in years I will always remember her beautiful smile and her laugh. My thoughts are with her children, grandchildren,...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Bonnie Kelly - MI - family friend

KATHY AND I IN FEBUARY OF THIS YEAR.  OUR LAST PICTURE TOGETHER! “I WILL SO MISS YOU MY BEST FRIEND OF 21 YEARS! THE TIMES WE SHARED, THE TIMES WE LAUGHED AND THE TIMES WE CRYED TOGETHER! WOULD NEVER CHANGE ANY OF...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Barb Visser - WYOMING, MI

“You were one of my best friends..you always will be..I'm so glad we were able to laugh together...I will love you till we meet again..Smooches! ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Tina Petersen - Woming, MI

“Kathy was one of the nicest, sweetest women I have ever had the honor to know. She loved her children with all her heart and soul. Despite all her...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Troy - Grand Rapids, MI

“We lived across from the Swanson's and we had 7 children. Kathy used to babysit for us. She was a sweet person.. We had a lot of good times with...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Carole Fassett - Wyoming, MI

“Sincere condolences for your loss. The Swanson Family is a strong and great one. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Zalaoras - Las Vegas, NV

“We have the privilege and honor of sharing the grandparent title with Kathy. We know how much her children and grandchildren meant to her and will...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Rob and Jill - Hudsonville, MI

“To the Swanson Family, We are so sorry for your loss...just keep those memories alive and remember she is finally out of pain! God Bless! Bill...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Bill & Kathi Rettler - Greenville, MI

“Have so much love for the family ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: kayleah

“You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: David Beeler - Grand Rapids, MI

“Kathy and I spent many young years together. We reconnected a couple of years ago and I am very grateful for the many phone conversations we had...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Robinson - Bemidji, MN

“"There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for all order of things has passed away...I am making ervrything new." Rev.21:4-5 ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Trovato - Grand Rapids, MI

“I am so thankful for the friendship I shared with Kathy and the memories we made. She was an adventurous, lively girl - we sure had some fun! My...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Sherry Betz Ross (Aernouts) - Ada, MI

“Praying for the entire Swanson family. May you find peace in knowing that Kathy is rejoicing with our Lord and no longer in pain. Patty ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Patty (Walters) Mileski - MI

“Holding the entire Swanson family in my deepest sympathy & thoughts. Kathy, Rest In Paradise. Fondly, Kim ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Kim (Shepard) Brown - Prescott, AZ


Kathleen J. (nee Swanson) Zavala, age 49 of Wyoming, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Swanson and nephew, Jason Swanson. Surviving are her children, Mariano Zavala, Ayla Zavala (Aaron Merchant) and Hannah Zavala (Donatus Walls); grandchildren, Kason, Kamdon, Domiana, Ayana, Donatus and Mariano; her mother, Regina Swanson; sisters, Janet (Greg) Ryskamp, Sherrie (Frank) Tamburello, Kelly Swanson; brothers, Robert (Denise) Swanson, Dennis (Karen) Swanson, Randy (Sue) Swanson and Jody Swanson; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Kathleen will be held 11:00AM Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave.

Her family will greet relatives and friends Monday from 6 to 8PM and one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Faith Hospice.

To share a memory, photo and condolences to Kathleen's family please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com

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