|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1925|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 2012|
Velma L. Zook, 87, of Sweet Home died Wednesday in a Columbia Falls, Mont., care home.
She was the oldest of nine children born in Holley to John and Myrtle Crocker. She was raised in and around the Sweet Home area.
Velma married her childhood sweetheart, Rex Earl "Scott" Dimick, on April 3, 1944. He gave his life for his country in the battle of Okinawa. From this union, her son, John Earl Dimick, was born. Velma raised her son with the help of the Crocker and Dimick families until she met Samuel E. Zook. She married Samuel on Dec. 22, 1949, in Sweet Home. From this union came daughters Rebecca Krabill, Naomi Byler, Eunice Gerig and Rachel Good.
Velma was a stay at home mother until her children were grown. Her husband, Sam, died July 11, 1983, in Sweet Home. She then took care of her nieces, grandchildren and great-nephews. Velma worked for a short time as a sub at the Foster Elementary School cafeteria. She really enjoyed serving in the lunch line.
She taught her children to cook, sew and have a hobby to go to in troubled times and how to be a good example for their children, grandchildren and others. Her passion was her family, planting flowers and gardening. She canned the harvest to make ends meet in daily life and to be self reliant.
Velma is survived by son John and wife Janiece Dimick; daughters Rebecca and husband Dennis Krabill, Naomi and husband Lester Byler, Eunice and husband Myron Gerig, and Rachel and husband Ken Good; sister LaValle and husband Norm Updegrave; brothers Dale and wife Shirley Crocker, Joe and wife Bev Crocker, Perry and wife Kay Crocker, and Steve Crocker; grandchildren Marie Stokes, Viki Dimick, Rex Dimick, Carolyn Kronberger, Sarah Freund, Gwen Byler, John Byler, Jay Byler, Zane Byler, Ryan Gerig, Victoria Gerig and Kami Good; 18 great-grandchildren; and numberless nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; sister Vi Ferebee; brothers Alvin Crocker and Ray Crocker; nephews Stevie Crocker, Jack Ferebee and Danny Ferebee; and grandson Gentry Good.
John F Crocker (1898 - 1979)
Myrtle Crocker (1908 - 1979)
Rex Earl Dimick (1926 - 1945)*
Samuel Ezra Zook (1910 - 1983)*
Maintained by: Finn Kin Gal
Originally Created by: J
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
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