Zetta April 5, 1927 ~ March 7, 2021

Updated: Mar 19


When I think of Zetta, I think of kindness, compassion, generosity, humor, adventure, accomplishment and inspiration. Zetta befriended me in 2007 after I lost my first husband in an accident. I was 51 years old and she was 80. She lived at the Academy, an amazing retirement community, and invited me to hang with her and her widowed girlfriends at big round tables for dinner. We became great buddies.


I had stopped skiing by then because I was afraid of breaking a bone -- but not Zetta! She continued to be an avid skier late into her 80's. When she was younger she lived in Minnesota and in the 1960's she was instrumental in forming the State of Minnesota’s policy for out-of-home care for adults and children and co-wrote Minnesota's first Fair Housing Bill. Zetta was also a champion for civil rights and politically progressive. She was an amazing human being. May her memory always be a blessing and may she rest in peace.

~Laurie Simons


Read about Zetta's life outside of bridge at Legacy.



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