7114231 - Elinor Eugenia Zolman


Obituary: Kerrville (TX) Daily Times of Tue. 05-Feb-2002
Elinor Eugenia Zolman
Services today
INGRAM - Ms. Elinor "Butterfingers" Eugenia Zolman, 58, of Ingram, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at her residence. Ms. Zolman, a resident of Ingram for three months and a prior resident of Greeley, Colo., was born Jan. 14, 1944, in Macon, Ga. to Gene Zolman and Elinor Speir.
Ms. Zolman was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for Monfort Transportation as a truck driver. She was a member of the OOIDA.
Elinor, better and lovingly known as "Butterfingers", as she was forever dropping things, was a person of many traits and traveled and lived in many cities. She was well known for her cooking talents, using many ingredients from her garden and herb garden. She could taste a fancy or exotic dish and go home and prepare it to perfection.
She worked many jobs in her lifetime including real estate, shrimp boating, cooking, truck driving, Wal-Mart/Sams Club employee, with each endeavor as an adventure. She found "Ericka Von Hammer" (her dog) in a Dumpster at a truck stop in Knoxville, Tenn. Trouble (her cat) and Hammer always traveled with her from coast to coast. Butterfingers was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan and collected his racing memorabilia.
Survivers include her husband, Ted "Moose" Laptka, of Ingram; her father and stepmother, Gene and Mickey Zolman of Warner Robins, Ga.; one daughter, Jennifer Hughes and husband Jerremy; two grandchildren, Kyle Elijah Gray and Heather Elise Gray. Grandmother to Kyle and Heather, she was the master of all in their eyes. Kyle, at age 11, has shown traits of inheriting her cooking skills and Heather, 10, has inherited "the look" from her grandmother.
Elly says "That's right. You may think you know, but you don't know do ya? F.E.M.V.B."
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Grimes Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Jack Cook officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather after the services at 416 Ingram Hills Road, Ingram, for a reception.
Memorial remembrances may be made to the VistaCare Family Hospice, 420 Water, Kerrville, TX 78028.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.



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