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Zetta April 5, 1927 ~ March 7, 2021

Updated: Mar 18, 2021


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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Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Aug 13, 2021

I really admired Zetta. She did NOT let aging slow her down. I saw her often at The Dairy. She was always happy, upbeat, and lively. I wish i'd gotten to know her years earlier. I think she'd have been fun to hang out with. Marie Groh

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Mike Stabler
Mike Stabler
Mar 24, 2021

I played with Zetta a few times. She was connected to Fischer Peanuts and I liked catching her with a can of Planters more than once. My wife and I were happy bumping into her in Aspen where she lived some of the time. She liked quoting "Marty" with whom she had been a student.

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