[Marin County Obit Board]

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Marin Independent Journal
Wednesday, December 5, 1990

MoZelle M. Zimmer
Chief puppy tester

MoZelle M. Zimmer, chief puppy tester at Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael and Marin County Volunteer of the Year in 1988, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 1990, at the Hillhaven Convalescent Center in Mill Valley after a lengthy illness. She was 84.

Mrs. Zimmer was born in Anaconda, Mont. She had resided in Mill Valley for the past 40 years.

Mrs. Zimmer served as a volunteer at Guide Dogs for the Blind for 37 years, commuting to her volunteer work in a 1954 Thunderbird, and was active in the Hospice of Marin.

Mrs. Zimmer nurtured thousands of puppies for the guide dog program and led a group of 30 volunteers in weekly puppy testing. She also represented the guide dog organization in a public service announcement shown on local television. She was honored this past spring with the organization’s Top Dog award.

During World War II, she drove a Red Cross ambulance in San Francisco.

“Known for her gentleness and kindness, MoZelle was well loved by all those she worked with,” said a longtime friend, Jennifer Conroy of San Rafael, director of development for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Mrs. Zimmer is survived by a brother, Jack P. Schwartz of San Jose. Her husband, Gordon E. Zimmer, died earlier.

At her request, no service will be held.

Her family asked that memorial contributions go to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P. O. Box 151200, San Rafael, 94915, or Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, 94925.

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