Jerri Deene Tribe Zolber
January 5th, 1952 – November 17th, 2021
Jerri Deene Tribe Zolber passed away at the age of 69, on November 17, 2021, with her children at her side.
Jerri was born January 5th, 1952, in Ogden, Utah to Merrill Henry and Lue Deene Tribe. The family moved to Boise when Jerri was a young child. Jerri attended Fairmont Jr. High and Capitol High school, where she danced with the Golden Girls drill team, graduating in 1970. After graduating high school, Jerri attended Weber State University and Boise State University before she began her career working for the State of Idaho, Department of Health and Welfare. Jerri’s early career focused on helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and later, working with the Infant & Toddler Program. Jerri’s true calling was early childhood development. She loved working with children, especially those from birth to three years of age.
She retired in 2017, with over 44 years of work dedicated to helping individuals with developmental needs.
In 1980, Jerri decided to start a family with James A. Zolber having two children, whom she cherished, James Murphy and Anne Marie. Jerri loved to read, garden, paint, and spend time with friends and family. Jerri especially enjoyed spending every moment she could with her two grandchildren Fisher and Adeline.
Jerri is preceded in death by Merrill H. Tribe (Father) and Lue Deene Vause Tribe (Mother). She is survived by her siblings Charles Tribe and Marilyn Dinger, children James M. Zolber (Brhe) and Anne Marie Hall (Aidan), and grandchildren Fisher W. Zolber and Adeline V. Hall. A special thanks to Jean for being a true friend to mom for over 38 years. Additionally, the family would like to thank the ICU staff at St. Alphonsus for their grace and professionalism in her final days.
A celebration of life will be held at Bowman Funeral Home November 30th, at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice in mom’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.
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