In Memory

Zora Riddle (Furman)

Zora Riddle (Furman)

Zora Riddle Furman
(April 9, 1951 - February 7, 2012)

Zora Riddle FurmanZora Riddle Furman, age 60, passed away on the morning of Tuesday February 7, 2010 in Schertz, Texas, after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure.

Zora was born in Montgomery, Alabama to a military family. During her life, Zora lived in many places, but for the last 16 years, she and her husband, Leigh called Las Vegas home. But like any true Texan, when she heard the great state call to her, she had to come back to her hometown. Zora lived in Texas for only a brief time before her passing, but was lucky to have many exceptional friends near her in her final days.

Zora was a life long Spurs fan, spending many hours rooting for her favorite team from the stands and from home. She loved the blues, gospel, and true to her Texan heritage, great country music. Zora was an avid reader, loved to cross stitch and do needlepoint, and cared very deeply for the welfare of animals. She also loved the San Antonio Riverwalk, Gruene Hall, Wurstfest, and just about anything to do with the Texas Hill Country. She especially loved the spring in Texas, when bluebonnets are in full bloom. She loved her family very much, and was always the first to offer help when it was needed. In addition to her husband and son, Zora was blessed through the strength of her personality and charisma to have a huge extended family. Many friends saw her as a mother or grandmother figure.

Zora had a style all her own. She was definitely her own person, and like a true Texan, didn’t care whether or not anyone approved. She did what she loved with a passion and flair that was uniquely hers. Everyone that knew her could not help but to be touched by her, whether it was in her struggle against breast cancer and her involvement with the Komen Foundation, the American Heart Association, or through her vocal support for organ donation.

Zora was preceded in death by her sister, Neva Riddle, and her nephew, Steven Willis. She is survived by her husband, Leigh Furman, her mother, Idelle McElvy, her son, Christopher Zepeda and wife, Kristina Zepeda, her nephew, Keith Arenson, wife, Azure Arenson, and daughter, Sarah, as well as her sister, Jessica Bell and husband, John.

Zora was the best mother, wife, and friend any person could hope to have. She was a selfless soul, as any of the people she ever met could attest. She will be missed each and every day.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Schertz Funeral Home at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association.





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02/13/12 11:49 PM #1    

Frank Leos


As we look back over time we fine ourselves wondering ... Did we remember to thank you enough for all you have done for us ? For all the times you were by our sides to help and support us ... To celebrate our success , To understand our problems and to accept our defeats , Or for teaching us by your example , The value of hard work , good judgement , Courage and integrity .. We wonder if we ever thanked you for the sacrifice you made to let us have the very best , And for the simple things like laughter , smiles and times we shared ... If we have forgotten to show our gratitude enough for all the things you did  , We are thanking you now ... And we are hoping you knew all along , How munch you meant to us ....... Love you " Pinky "


" Young Guns " 

04/09/12 05:51 PM #2    

Joe Bruno

Sorry about being late, but Happy Birthday.  As Gary Lewis and the Playboys said, "Sure Gonna Miss Her"


"Bad To The Bone"

10/05/12 07:26 PM #3    

Doreen Culbertson (Vollbrecht)

I think of you every day and question the powers that be that took you too soon.  We had so many plans, but we will be together again one day and will take advantage of every minute.  I hope you and Steve are partying hardy, but don't forget about all the rest of us that will be there one day.

I love you... XOXO

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