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Obituary for Zorka Daich Divich

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Zorka Daich Divich

November 22, 1912 - December 24, 2011

Zorka Daich Divich passed peacefully early in the morning of Christmas Eve. She was born November 22, 1912 in Wisconsin to Milka and Stojan Daich. Shortly after, her family moved to Miami, Arizona. At an early age, after her parents passed away, she moved with her brothers to Salt Lake City where they lived until World War II separated them. After her graduation from the University of Utah, she became the librarian at the Uintah Elementary school and worked there until her marriage to Nicholas R. Divich. She then moved to a new home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Carnegie Mellon University earning her Masters Degree in Library Science. After her husband passed away, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio and worked in the public school libraries until her retirement in 1979. Her love for the mountains and Zion was ever constant and in 1990 she moved back to Ogden to be close to her beloved “clan”. Zorka led an active life as a volunteer docent and teaching Spanish to senior friends and in her church, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Reading, world travel, hand crafts, and the arts were her main interests in life.She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Steve and Mitchell Daich. She is survived by her sister-in-law Trudy Daich, and nieces and nephews: Judith George of California, Utahns Gregory (Tami) Daich, Paulette (Lyle) Smith, Mickey (Sonya) Daich, Mike Daich, Jon (Almarie) Daich, David Daich, as well as Steven Daich and Barbara Daich of Illinois. Various great nieces and nephews also cherish memories of her. She wanted to express her sincere appreciation to the staff of Crestwood Care Center and Applegate Hospice for their loving care and friendship.A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Ave, Ogden, at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 31st. The family will meet friends in the adjacent Tuttle Hall after the services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital on Fairfax Road at Virginia St., SLC, UT 84103 or to the Altar Guild of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401.


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Date: Saturday, December 31, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

Th Church of the Good Shepherd


2374 Gran Ave, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: November 22, 1912
Died: December 24, 2011

Condolences for Zorka Daich Divich

Judy George posted on 12/29/11

I will miss Aunt Zorka more than words can say! She was so good to all who knew her. Rest in peace! I am so happy you are reunited with my Dad and Uncle Mitch.


Caralee Kotter posted on 12/28/11

Sonya has been so very close and loyal to her Aunt Zorka !! I admire her for all the time she has spent with her at Crestwood. My sweet Grandma is also at Crestwood and I don't go there nearly enough. I have gone in to meet Zorka a few times over the last year and she was so sweet and friendly. My thoughts are with you Sonya and the family.


Sunny Roest posted on 12/28/11

We will miss you 'Great Zorka'. Love, Gus, Kailey, Tony and Sunny


Peter Kepros posted on 12/28/11

Zorka, Steve and Mitch were friends of my parents. I recall the three of them visiting my parents during the WWII years. I last saw Zorka when she was paying a visit to my mother in June, 1965. My brothers and I have long treasured our memories of Zorka and her brothers. May her memory be eternal and may she rest in peace.Peter Kepros