Dolores E. Zarasua

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Dolores E. Zarasua, 89, of Bay City, our strong-willed, independent, loving, and most wonderful mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Jill, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dolores was born in Bay City on November 25, 1928, the daughter of the late Stephen and Edna (Dubay) Jayo. Throughout life, Dolores was known for her love of gardening, music, sewing, and doll collecting. She also had a creative knack for crafts of all sorts. Above all, Dolores was devoted to her family and will forever be remembered as the matriarch of the family. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Jay (Jean) Good, Jill (Robert) Gomez, Kim (Timothy) Borysiak, Lyn (Jeffrey) Weekley, Blair Huiskens, and her honorary daughter-in-law, Beverly Richards. Dolores was the most devoted, loving, and fun grandma of Tiffany, Stephanie, Robert Jr., Stacey, Tamie, Theodore III, Amy, Brandon, Justin, Christopher, Ashley, Lauren, Jordan, Jalen, Jared, and Jaden, and will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered by her many great grandchildren; siblings, Stephen Jayo, Roger Jayo, Edna "Eddie" (Jack) Miner, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dolores was welcomed home to heaven by her son, Theodore Forgette, Jr.; loving companion and best friend, Joe Zarasua; siblings, Gloria Ballard and Leonard (Mary) Jayo; sisters-in-law, Betty and Phyllis "Jeanie" Jayo, along with her beloved cat, Teesha and dog, Shin-Yen. Dolores' family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 4:00 PM until Dolores' 7:00 PM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with the Rite of Committal to be held privately in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at 

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  1. Dear Lyn & Jeff and family,
    You are all in my prayers as you honor your sweet mom and the wonderful life she lived. Hold tight to your memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.

  2. Kim, Tim, and family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Sending our deepest sympathies and praying that your faith will give you strength in this sad time.
    Love Kathy and Ken

  3. Kim, I am so sorry about the passing of your mom. It’s so difficult to lose a parent and the pain never seems to go away. She’s at peace and I pray you and your sisters will find peace through this season of your lives.

  4. Jay, Jill, Kim, Lynn, and Blair, there are no words that can truely express the sorrow i feel for your family’s loss.I will forever remember Dolores for her hard work, awe inspiring strength and patience, a women true to her beliefs and values, and the love she held for her family. I’m sorry i couldn’t be there for her memorial. I was visiting Texas, a place that i had always wanted to go with my Dad when i got the call about your Mothers passing. But God works in mysterious ways because i was watching this older couple dancing that reminded me of Dad and Dolores and for a time all was right with their world again. God Bless you all during your time of loss. Get some rest Dolores before you start redecorating Heaven.

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