Dorothy Zacarias, 80

Dorothy L. Zacarias, 80 of Grand Island, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Golden Living Center, Lakeview Nursing home.Services were. Oct. 10, at Apfel Funeral Home with the Rev. George Oxford officiating. Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island. Memorials are suggested to be given in care of the family.Dorothy L. Zacarias was born April 23, 1931, in Oconto, the daughter of Elsworth and Blanche (Martin) Payne. She received her education in the Oconto area. She was employed by Palmer Hotel for 10 years, was a daycare provider and later worked at Lutheran Memorial Hospital. She re-sided in Kearney later moving to Grand Island.She was a member of the Grand Generation Center and AARP. She volunteered for the Salvation Army and enjoying baking. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and spending time with her great-grandchildren. She found peace and strength in her faith in God.Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Nancy Journey of Chapman, Nick and Ebru Zacaraias of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean & Jeff England of Grand Island and Brenda and Kelly Mossman of Grand Island; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Eldon and Marge Payne of Lincoln, Bill and Edith Payne of Kearney, Bob Payne of Kearney, Art and Nancy Payne of Kearney, and Clayton "Cecil" and Jackie Payne of Kansas City, Mo.She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vernon Payne and sisters-in-law, Marie Payne, Charlotte Payne, and Joyce Payne; and great-grandchild, Aleea Lemburg.Online condolence may be directed to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.comPublished in Custer County Chief, Oct. 13, 2011