Oct 022013

Zula Mae Graybeal went home to God on Thursday morning, Sept. 26, 2013. She passed at home with her husband and loved ones by her side. Holy Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. today (Oct. 2) at St. Joseph’s Church in Winslow by Father Jeff King, followed by the celebration of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. A graveside service will immediately follow at Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.
Zula was born on Oct. 28, 1932, in Leroy, La., to Eddie and Felicie Rost. She was the seventh of 13 children.
She married Theodore (T.K.) Graybeal on March 7, 1958, in Bay City, Texas. T.K. and Zula moved back to Winslow in March 1968 with their five children in tow. Zula’s greatest joy in life was caring for her husband and children. In her words, she “loved big, loud, family gatherings.” She also loved cooking, especially her Cajun specialties. She enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, holidays, snow and her beloved domino games.
Zula worked in the lumber industry and also served as a City of Winslow Clerk before starting a successful building supply business with her husband. She enjoyed being part of the Merry Wives of Winslow, and her time spent as a volunteer with Hospice and the Senior Center.
Zula was loved by everyone who knew her for her kindness, generosity and wonderful humor. She will be dearly missed by all. Love you, Mom!
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, T.K. Graybeal; her children Becky Graybeal of Winslow, Carrie Jacobsen of Prescott, Theresa Warren of Winslow, Donna Sanchez of Charlotte, N.C., and Roger (Tiffany) Graybeal of Anthem; her grandchildren, Amanda, Raymond, Matthew, Jennifer, Courtney, Paul, Olivia, Reagan and Trent; her great-grandchildren, Alex, Dallon, Sophia, Nathan, Krystina, Kaitlyn, Elyzabeth, Channing and Mia; and her siblings, Willa, Herbert, Paul (Aldan), Earlene, Larry, Helen and Deanna.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Felicie Rost; and siblings Vernice (Meon), Dennis, Claude, Inez and Jean.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.Zula Graybeal