Zona May (Jones) Metzger slipped into heavenly arms peacefully in her sleep on May 25, 2020.
Zona was born on Oct. 15, 1941 to Margaret and Don Jones and raised in Stickney, SD. She often told stories of her wonderful childhood and parents. She was an only child but made friends easily and enjoyed getting together with friends and family very much.
On April 12, 1976 she married Thomas L. Metzger and they eventually made their home in Fargo, ND as well as a home on Turtle Lake, near Cormorant Village in Minnesota.
Zona was an active member of the Moose Lodge since 1978 and the American Legion Auxiliary. She achieved a Star Recorder Degree with the Moose and was President of the Woman’s Auxiliary as well as Senior Regent.
Zona worked at Fargo Laundry, Libby’s, and then Fargo North High for several years until retiring full time to Turtle Lake. She had many great years there and greatly enjoyed the friends, neighbors and family that visited her there.
Zona was a strong spirit and was comfortable being so. You always knew where you stood with her as she said honestly what she felt. She had a great sense of fun and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her brother-in-law Ray Metzger and his wife Deliska in Vallejo, CA; Cousin Jim Harrison and his wife Faye who reside in Moorhead, MN ; Sister-in law Bev Grebner in Bismarck, ND and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy who passed away on November 27, 2003 and her parents.
She will be buried next to Tommy in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell, SD.
A celebration of life service will be held June 5, 2020 at 3:00 at Boulger Funeral Home. Visitation will be one-hour prior.
Zona would appreciate any memorials to go to the Roger Maris Cancer Center.