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Maryla Zimmerman

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In Loving Memory of Maryla Zimmerman

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Maryla Zimmerman, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Peacefully surrounded by her family, Maryla went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2023. She was born on June 17, 1950, in Stamford, Texas, to Billy and Mary Wise of Avoca, Texas. She graduated high school in 1968 from Irving High in Texas. She attended Baylor College of Dentistry and earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1972. Throughout her life, she embodied kindness, creativity, and a spirit of service.

Her Mother, Mary Wise, Father, Billy Wise, and many other relatives and friends received her in heaven. Left to cherish her memories are her loving husband, Ron Zimmerman, daughter Traci (Charles) Hawkins of Dallas, TX, son Todd Zimmerman of California, brother Ross (Sharon) Wise of Gilmer, Texas, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Maryla's love for her family and dedication to her community were at the core of her being. She was a devoted wife to her loving husband, Ron Zimmerman, who shared in her joys and supported her every step of the way. Maryla's passion for contributing to her community led her to meet Ron while working together as Co-Chairs of the Downtown Irving Beautification project in 1993. For 30 years, they created a beautiful life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.

Maryla's dedication extended beyond her family. She found fulfillment in serving at her church, First Methodist Irving, for over 15 years, where her warm smile and compassionate nature brightened the lives of those around her. Whether tending to her beloved garden or creating beautiful decorations, Maryla's creativity and passion were evident in all she did.

Maryla was a true Texan with an unwavering love for football, notably the Dallas Cowboys. She would cheer with all her might, proudly donning the team's colors and celebrating their victories. Her enthusiasm for the game was contagious, and she created lasting memories with family and friends during those spirited games.

Maryla’s spirit will continue to shine brightly in the lives of those she touched. Her kindness, creativity, intelligence, and friendly nature will be missed dearly, but her legacy of love and service will live on forever.

May her soul rest in eternal peace.