Zona M. Stafford, a long-time resident of Denair and Turlock, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 6.
Born in 1919 in Turlock to the late Benjamin and Jessie Rude, Zona married Robert K. Stafford in 1937. She belonged to the Church of Christ in Turlock and made the Lord the first on her list. She loved her family and cared for her friends. Her interest included crocheting, playing cards, camping, and most of all she enjoyed fishing.
She is survived by her daughters, GayNell “Gail” Hedges of Modesto, Becky (John) Benere of Turlock and Roberta (Russ) Green of Modesto; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Zona was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Stafford; grandchild, Michael Hedges; three sisters; and six brothers.
A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Church of Christ in Turlock.
Memorial gifts may be made to “In SEARCH of the Lord’s way,” P.O. Box 371 Edmond, OK 73083, Church of Christ Building Fund, 801 N. Tully Rd., Turlock, CA 95380, or Hospice of Emanuel, 825 Delbon Ave., Turlock, CA 95382.
Allen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, please share your memories www.allenmortuary.com.