Barbara Kay Zimmerman Tolomei

Barbara Kay Zimmerman Tolomei, 67, a lifetime Grays Harbor resident and 1963 graduate of Hoquiam High School, died on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.

Barb was born on August 1, 1945, in Hoquiam, Washington, to Donald and Margaret (Finch) Zimmerman. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Aberdeen and then graduated from Hoquiam High School. On June 14, 1969, Barb married Ron L. Tolomei in Hoquiam, Wash. He resides at the family home.

She loved cats and her dog ‘Emma’, listening to music, poetry and her children and grandchildren. She liked to shop, going antiquing and trips to Port Townsend.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ron Tolomei; three daughters, Lisa Christine Rightmire, Angela Marie Tolomei, and Kristin Leigh Dizol, all of Hoquiam, Wash.; four grandchildren, Zack, Isaiah, Marissa and Cameron; her father, Donald Zimmerman of Hoquiam; a brother, William and his wife, Maureen Zimmerman of Seattle.

A celebration of life will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church in the Lounge.

The family asks that donations be made to PAWS, P.O. Box 451, Aberdeen, WA 98520.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.