Dorothy Ray Zuber Sanderfer
Dorothy Ray Zuber Sanderfer, age 92 of Covington, LA died on Monday, December 09, 2019, at home with her family at her side. Dorothy was born to Joshua Neal Zuber and Lela May Reynolds Zuber September 29, 1927 in Rockwall, TX.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Miller (Becky) and her husband Tom, their four children Jimmy Miller of Dallas, TX; Laura Miller of Houston, TX; Mary Margaret Miller Bost and husband Andy of Houston, TX and their two children, Caroline and Andrew; and Rod Miller and wife Katie Henry Miller of Midland, TX and their two children, Hannah and Henry, daughter Susan Sanderfer Thibodeaux of Lafayette, her two daughters Erica Thibodeaux Kohn and husband Liberty, their two children Oliver and Everett; and Emily Thibodeaux Wallace and her children Holden and Austyn Wallace and Bennett Lemaire.
Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, James Willet Sanderfer from Port Lavaca, Texas.
Dorothy graduated from Clovis High School, Clovis, New Mexico, in 1945. Her journey began in Freeport, Texas where she met and married Jim in 1946. Jim’s employment with Freeport Sulphur Co. relocated them to Houma, LA where they resided for 53 years. During that time, Dorothy was employed by the Houma Courier as Society Editor from 1969 -1971 and then worked at Terrebonne General Hospital’s blood bank from 1971-1978.
Dorothy was an inspiration to all. She overcame many medical obstacles, always with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her beautiful green eyes. She had many hobbies including sewing, gardening and painting. She spent 25 years traveling and camping with Jim. Most recently she enjoyed playing bridge several days a week and made many dear friends. She attended First Baptist Church in Covington, LA.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington, LA 70433.
Visitation will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 12:00 PM to service time.
She will be laid to rest in Port Lavaca Cemetery, Port Lavaca, TX.
Many thanks to Lakeview Hospital (ICU and 2nd floor nurses), her loving sitters from Home Instead, and Heritage Hospice for care and attention.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Tammany Humane Society in Covington, LA or St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.