Mary Louise Zimmerman
ZIMMERMAN, Mary Louise, 72, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2019 at Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills. She was surrounded by her family and was showered with love when she joined the Lord. Mary Louise was an amazing wife, mother, Nina, sister, aunt, friend, and nurse. She had a profound impact on all those who knew her – given her incredible kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness and generous nature. Mary Louise was born in Philadelphia on June 29, 1946. She graduated from Marian High School in Tamaqua, Pa. in 1964, Reading Hospital School of Nursing in 1967, and Penn State University. Mary Louise had a long and distinguished career in nursing, serving as the Director of the Tamaqua Visiting Nurses Association and Miners Memorial Homecare Agency. She loved traveling, going to the beach, shopping, and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed entertaining, cooking and baking and was known for her elaborately-decorated gingerbread houses during the holidays. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and it was often joked that she had more energy than they did. Mary Louise is survived by her husband and best friend, Carl Zimmerman of 48 years; daughter, Christa (Mark) Anderson and their children, Emily, Brady, and Ryan; and her son, Phil Zimmerman (Kevin Wegener). She was predeceased by a son, Eric; brother, Jerry; and her parents, Jerome and Louise Fulmer. A celebration of life will be Feb. 2, 2 p.m. at the Colony Hills Clubhouse in Zephyrhills. Memorial services and a burial will be held in Tamaqua, Pa. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating in her memory to some of the causes that Mary Louise supported: the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), JDRF (a global organization funding type 1 diabetes), and Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills.