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Zola Dailey thru her daughter & Zola’s Obituary

Dear John,
     Thank you so much for your correspondence and your wonderful website.  I, too, was regaled with wonderful memories of that car & the summer trips that these ladies embarked upon.  My mother remembered so fondly that 1941 trip & getting to meet Mr. Ford & seeing his home outside of Detroit. (I believe). She saved many articles written & photos and, until we recently moved to Florida, I could have put my hands on them in no time. I will make an effort to come across these & certainly share any & all I find. What a wonderful tribute to your mother & mine would be tickled pink to know you have that car & she would have loved to have been able to share her memories with you.  How very nice you were willing to even go to Texas for that.  My mother never lost her “wanderlust”. She met my father in Venezuela while teaching in the American school with other “farm girls” she’d met from Wisconsin & Indiana and that remained her friends throughout the years as they all married the gentlemen they’d met that worked for Gulf Oil & ended up in Houston together.  My dad & mom loved to travel.  I was an only child & saw most of the USA during summer vacations as they traveled from Mexico to Canada, Illinois& back & when I was looking at colleges, took me all over the South, Southeast . After I left the nest, back to Europe they went almost yearly & then Australia before my Dad passed away in 1996.
Again, I thank you for attempting to seek my mother out and for such a wonderful tribute via website to such a group of adventurous young women.
Lindsay Reiss

Zola Frances Shepherd Dailey: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Houston Chronicle (TX) – Thursday, August 24, 2006

Deceased Name: Zola Frances Shepherd Dailey

TX United States

ZOLA FRANCES (DAILEY) SHEPHERD, passed away peacefully at home on August 23, 2006 following a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 6, 1917 in Creston, IL, oldest child of James E and Hannah Q. Dailey. She was predeceased by J. B. Shepherd, her husband of 45 years and her brother J. Franklin Dailey. She is survived by her daughter Lindsay Shepherd Reiss and her husband Robert of Cromwell, CT; granddaughters Allison L. Dodge of CT, Elissa M. Dodge of VA and grandson Aaron M. Reiss with wife Mariah and his family, of SC. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law J. Quentin and Shirlee Dailey of Sycamore, IL and sister Reta D. Denson of Bellaire, nephews Mark D. Denson of Houston, Jeff and Jim Dailey, both of Austin, TX, Paul and Scott Dailey, both of New Braunfels, TX, Victor Reed and wife Marsha of Manvel, TX; nieces Sue D. Appleby of Kingston IL and Martha D. Collins of DeKalb, IL. Zoe graduated from Northern Illinois State Teachers College in 1939 with a BA in Education and Music. She taught in the American School in Venezuela where she met her husband. Zoe taught at St. Johns School from 1954 1968. She then explored her creative side with stints at Neimans/Shamrock, real estate, Houston Convention Center and was active in the Leisure Club at Bank of Texas, Bellaire, serving on the board for many years. Friends are cordially invited to visitation with the family from six until eight o’clock in the evening on Friday, August the 25th, 2006 at The Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors, 3320 Kirby Dr., Houston. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 26th, 2006 at ten o’clock in the morning in the chapel of The Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors. Her daughter wishes to thank Linda Bolerjack, Desiree Ostron and Mamie Keller of Compassionate Care Hospice as well the in home aides Vashti Gore and Angele Lee for their superb care. In lieu of usual floral tributes please make a contribution, in Zoe’s memory, to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 2020 North Loop West, Suite 140, Houston, TX 77018.

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