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Marcia Jo Shields Zinn Smith

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Marcia Jo Shields

SURPRISE, AZ: Marcia Jo Shields Zinn Smith passed away February 10, 2012 in Surprise, AZ. She was 91.

She was born February 2, 1921 in Dennison, OH to Wendell H. and Bessie L. (Armstrong) Shields.

Marcia grew up in Ohio and graduated from Newark High School in 1938. She married James K. Zinn Sr. on June 5, 1940 in Newark, OH, they later divorced. She married Curtis C. Smith on March 9, 1957 in Wichita, KS. They began residence in Longmont, CO in 1974. He preceded her in death in 1986.

While living in Oroville, CA she married Allen Jones in November 1995.

Marcia worked as an electronics assembler until her retirement in 1974. She attended Radiant Church in Surprise, AZ, and was especially proud of raising her ten children, and enjoyed spending time with them and all of her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, watching the Arizona Diamondbacks and Denver Broncos ball games, and reading her bible.

Marcia was preceded in death by her husband Allen Jones; daughter Ellen L. Roquefort; both parents; sister Wilma Dale Pratt; brother Robert Shields; grandson James K. Zinn III; and great-grandchild McQuade Zinn.

Marcia is survived by her special lifelong friend Robert Evans; her sons James K. Zinn, Jr. (Monika), Keith Edwin Zinn (Laura), Elmer Clayton Smith, Mac Morris Smith (Anita), and Jack Lee Smith (Debra); her daughters Konnie Jo Rood, Catherine Ann Smith (Ralph), Mary Theresa Mansell (Michael), Rinda Luella Torres (David); her stepmother Rebecca Shields; her brothers John and George Shields; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; nieces Bobbi Jo Holmes, Sharon Wiggs, Carol Worsdell, and Jo-Anne Shields; and nephew Eric Shields.

Visitation will be 10-11 AM Monday February 27, 2012 with a Funeral Service following at 11 AM at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Burial service will take place at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Radiant Church - Children's Building Fund, 15522 W. Paradise Ln., Surprise, AZ 85374.

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Published in the The Advocate on Feb. 26, 2012