Doris Hillyard Zarr

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Doris Louise Zarr went peacefully into the arms of the Lord in Mesa, Arizona. She was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Jersey Shore to Harold and Charlotte Hillyard. She met and married Edwin Zarr and they have been happily married for 67 years. They relocated to Arizona in 1963.

Over the years, they welcomed five accomplished children to their family: Gary, Gail, Doug, Jeff and Mary, along with 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild arriving in August 2017. She is also survived by 4 brothers, Donald, Dale, Doyle and Danny; and 4 sisters, Della Mae Carothers, Donna Kay Haight, Dian Hillyard and Debbie Beck. She is preceded in death by 2 brothers, David and Dean Hillyard; and 1 sister, Dolores Baye.

Doris was a mother in the purest sense. Her family was everything to her. Some of her favorite pastimes were family gatherings, working crossword puzzles and reading. She had a voracious appetite for reading and studying the Bible from Genesis to Revelations. As a devoted Christian, Doris never missed a Sunday worship service. She was also a proud member of the DAR, Daughter of the American Revolution.

There will be a Celebration of Doris’s life at the family’s convenience.

Submitted by family.