Edward Zamarripa

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Edward J. Zamarripa, 75, passed away after a valiant battle against a sudden illness that ravaged his body, on July 3, 2017 in Lakewood, Colorado, Ed answered the Lord's summons and surrendered his soul to him. He was surrounded by family that assisted him in that passage. Ed was born in Colorado on September 19, 1941 to Leo and Helen Zamarripa. He graduated from Florence High School in 1959. He went on to higher education at the University of Southern Colorado receiving his BA in History and Geography in 1966, his MS in Management from Florida State University in 1969 and finally his doctorate in Special Education, Law and Policy from the University of Kansas in 1991. Ed spent 30 years of his career as the Director of Finance and Administration at the Life Span Institute, Bureau of Child Research and Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center, and retired from the BCR LSI department at the University of Kansas as the Associate Director Emeritus, Bureau of Child Research in 2010. In total he spent 41 years with LSI. He also chaired the National Research Center Administrators Group for 25 years, among participation in many other national committees and groups. While being so involved with national organizations and his career, Ed thought about his community too. He was a cub scout leader, coached little league football and served as the treasurer for the Lawrence Track Club, and President of the Lawrence Wrestling Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (nee Moguez) Zamarripa of Lawrence, KS; sons, Greg of Oklahoma City, OK, and Kevin of Henderson, NV; grandsons, Keegan and Kaden. He is also survived by family members, Adolph, John, Ben, Tom, Bob and their spouses, Marjorie Herrera, Helen Vigil and spouse, and many nieces and nephews. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Helen; brothers, Ernie, Alfred, Leo and Arthur. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 9:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, both at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church in Pueblo. Inurnment will follow later at Imperial Gardens Cemetery, also in Pueblo. A memorial service will be held in Lawrence, Kansas at a later date. On line condolences can be offered at www.imperialfunerals.com.
Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 9, 2017
Edward J. Zamarripa
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