Sunday, July 1, 2012


Yesterday a very large group of people gathered together to celebrate Regina's life.  She was so special to so many people and I am glad that we were all able to be together during this emotional time. Fred has mentioned before that Mother didn't want a sad, traditional funeral and I am glad a  sad traditional funeral is not what she was given. She would have had fun yesterday with all of her friends, the memories, and the stories. She would have giggled her silly giggle at some of the pictures and I think she would have rolled her eyes (in the loving Regina way) at a few of them too. She was a very special lady and she truly did make an impact on every single person she encountered. I miss her every day but I know that life has to go on and that she would not want anyone to miss a moment of their life because it was spent being sad about her passing. She knew where she was going, and that was to be with Jesus. She went home and one day we will see each other again. Until then, I will remember all the good times we had together. 
I love you Mother

Regina K. Zumwalt 

The Free Lance Star Date published: 6/28/2012

Regina Kay Zumwalt, 56, of Stafford County, a lifelong heart patient, passed away due to heart transplant complications on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Regina was born Feb. 26, 1956, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Edward and Ellen Eason.

Regina had been a kindergarten teacher for Stafford County schools for the past 28 years, from 1988 until her passing.

She is survived by her loving husband, Fred Zumwalt, and two sons, Zachary Zumwalt, wife Kathy and children Koa, Caspian and Arwen of Portland Ore., and Nicholas Zumwalt and wife Laurie and their daughter, Lillian, of Fredericksburg. She is also survived by brother Benny Eason and wife Patsy of Sikeston, Mo.

A service to celebrate Regina's life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3o, at North Stafford Church of Christ, 500 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, with Elder Clayton Smith presiding.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Washington Hospital Center Foundation, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, 110 Irving St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20010.

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  1. She would have really enjoyed yesterday. Everytime I look at Lilly I miss her so much because she adored her.