Obituary of Ann Zavala
Ann Simmons Zavala, 78, of West Columbia, SC passed away on April 14th, 2022. Ann was from Wallasey Cheshire, England and was the Daughter of Andrew Simmons and Blanche Clare Simmons. Ann is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Bob, Andrew, John, and David, as well as her sister Frances. Ann is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Nathan Zavala, her sisters Blanche Simmons Knight, Irene Simmons Yates, and Marjorie Simmons Ashburner, her daughters Natalie Zavala (David Leslie) Hamlett and Leah Zavala (Kenneth Scot) Taylor, her grandsons Jonathan Spencer David Hoover and Kyle David Hoover, and their father Johnathan David Hoover, her granddaughters Jamie Grae Taylor and Gabrielle Scot Taylor, and her great-grandson Finn Spencer Hoover.
Ann Zavala served in the British Royal Air Force as a Communications Specialist and married Nathan Zavala in 1961 while they were both stationed at High Wycombe, England. Ann came to the United States in 1966 and became a U.S. citizen in 1967. Upon her husband’s military retirement in 1984, Ann was employed by a construction company, GMK, where she worked as Chief Secretary to the CEO until her retirement in 2017.
A memorial service will be held for Ann S. Zavala at Saluda River Baptist Church, 3459 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC, 29169 on May 7th, 2022 at 12 pm. The family will receive guests starting at 11 am.
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