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Obituary: Zylpha “Jackie” Maxine Lazarus

Zylpha "Jackie" Maxine Lazarus

Zylpha “Jackie” Maxine Lazarus: December 7, 1945 — January 1, 2023

Zylpha (Jackie) Lazarus, age 77, passed away on January 1, 2023, returning to her late husband Dwight and Lord Jesus Christ.

Jackie was born in Hailey, ID to Kenneth Jorgensen and Carol Allen.  She married Dwight Lazarus of Price, UT on December 26, 1964 Price, UT. She was preceded in death by Kenneth Jorgensen (Father), Carol Allen (Mother) Marvin Jorgensen (Brother) Cleo Moultrie (Sister) and two grandchildren, Teddy and Hayden Lazarus.

Jackie is survived by 2 sisters Sharon Lanier of Challis, ID and Nancy Westfall of Salmon, ID her 6 children, Debbie Lazarus of Williston, ND, Jeff and Hazel Lazarus of Gillette, WY, Ted and Jennifer Lazarus of Collinsville, OK, Kenny and Cherish Lazarus of Safford, AZ, Eva Lazarus and Jesse Simons of Gillette, WY and finally Tina Lazarus and Chad Slinkard of Gillette, WY.

She has numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren 32 and 37 great-grandchildren.

Although she called Wyoming her home, she enjoyed sharing stories of her childhood with her sisters and Papa growing up in Idaho, and missed the Sawtooth Mountains.

Jackie was a selfless woman who lived her life for everyone else.  She was always there to lend a hand, a shoulder, or a place to stay.  Jackie spent a lot of time shuffling her children from various activities including, Girl Scouts as a troop leader, Boy Scouts, sporting events, and school functions.

Her hobbies included, crocheting, needle point, sewing, gardening, fishing and hunting.

Jackie loved the holidays especially Thanksgiving and Christmas because they allowed her to cook and bake and for everyone.  She enjoyed reading westerns and Louis L’Amour was her favorite author, and she had his entire collection.

Jackie loved country music and was an obsessed Elvis Presley fan.  I will never forget the day Elvis passed; I was sure the world had ended because mom said it did.  She welcomed many into her home over the years whether it was a child, grandchild or a family friend.

She was quick to make everyone feel welcome and at peace.  She never shied away from a full house and seemed to relish in the chaos.  Jackie loved spending time with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She enjoyed sharing her stories of her youth with anyone who cared to listen.  She was a master seamstress and would make many of the grandchildren’s Halloween costumes over the years.

Dwight and Jackie created a lasting legacy with their children and will be missed every day.  May they rest in peace.

A viewing will be held January 19, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1500 Ohara Dr Gillette, WY. Services for Zylpha (Jackie) Lazarus will be held on January 19, 2023   2:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Nathan Tracy officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery at 3:30 in Gillette, Wyoming.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com