Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Zona Garrigus

September 03, 1956 - September 29, 2008

Zona Garrigus

Zona Rae Garrigus, 52, of Terre Haute, passed away September 29, 2008 following a car accident.

She was born September 3, 1956 in Brazil the daughter of Lowell and Carolyn Cooper Garrigus.

Zona graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1975 and then Indiana State University in 1979 with a degree in Graphic Arts. During high school she participated on the volleyball, basketball and softball teams. She also participated on the softball team at ISU until retiring due to a knee injury. She worked for Machine Tool Service as a draftswoman and most recently in the Engineering Department for Duke Energy for more than 20 years. She will forever be remembered as a kind and loving person with a great since of humor who loved animals and was a wonderful aunt. She enjoyed watching movies, listening to music and playing sports.

She was preceded in death by her father in law William Ritter; grandparents Frank and Irene Cooper and Mildred and Eugene Garrigus.

Survivors include her partner Sara Ritter; parents Lowell and Carolyn Cooper; mother-in-law Mary Lou Ritter; sisters Marla Norris and husband Gary of Terre Haute and Felicia Face and husband Ronnie of Clarksville, TN; brothers and sister-in-law John and Jeanine Ritter of Wichita, Kansas, Stefan and Muffy Ritter of Decatur, Georgia and Mary Beth Walter and husband Ken of East Hartford, Connecticut; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members including Megan, Preston and Logan Face and Griffin Norris.