Violet Pearl Zimmerman Dobrovolny died of natural causes at the age of 95 in her home in Carmichael Jan 22nd. Vi's daughter, Kay Jackson, was at her bedside. Born 12/30/1917 in No. Dakota to Lydia and John Zimmerman (d. 1918). Lydia m. John Steinwandt and moved to a Kettleman Ln vineyard in 1924 with baby Lillian. Vi attended Alpine Elem. and Lodi Hi (Class of '36). Vi married her loving Herbert Dobrovolny, in June, 1942 at Lodi 1st Baptist Ch. They raised John and Kay in Modesto and lived there until 1992, and spent every Christmas Eve at the Dobrovolny-Horst home on E. Pine St. Vi was preceded into heaven by Herb on 1/20/94 in Sacramento and her sister on 12/27/12 in Carlsbad. Vi is survived by her loving children, 7 grands, 8 greats, and many nieces and nephews. Vi loved Church, travel, and meeting people. Vi continued to inspire love until the very end and will always be cherished in our hearts. Private graveside svc in Lodi Cemetery 2/9 followed by a celebration of her life open to friends and family given by her niece, Liz Evans, in Galt. Contact Kay for info at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Feb. 2 to Feb. 9, 2013