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Anna Zapp-Roehr of Mesa, AZ peacefully left this world on November 3, 2012. She was born in 1914 in Hudson NY and married Morris Zapp. In 1947 they moved to Tempe, AZ for her health. The family then moved to Phoenix where Anna was active in St. Gregory's Catholic Church and worked for A.L. Moore & Sons Mortuary as a bookkeeper. In 1976 they moved to Vista, CA for their retirement years. . As a widow she moved to Mesa in 2001. At 88, she met and married her current husband of 10 years, Howard Roehr Jr., at the Springs of East Mesa. She leaves her son Stephen Zapp and wife Jennifer of Sunland, CA and daughter Carol Hodges and husband Dean of Mesa. Her grandchildren are Sonja Asbury, Doria VanderHaar, Julie Zapp and great grandson, Glenn Zapp-Jendrucko. She was a strong, wonderful woman who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Viewing will be at Mariposa Gardens Mesa at 5-7 pm Nov. 11 and funeral Mass 10 AM Nov. 12 at All Saints Catholic Church Mesa. Please share memories of Anna by visiting the family's website at www.MariposaGardens.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 8, 2012