Jill was born in Michigan, the daughter of John Claud Zemke and Madeline Mary Zemke.
She is survived by sisters, Ann Graham Ehringer of Santa Monica, CA, Kate Flowers of North Palm Beach, FL, Marge Enberg of Durham, NC, and Penny Zemke of Jupiter, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews and many cousins. Jill was predeceased by her husband, Bill Thompson.
Jill was an active real estate broker in Sonoma County for over 35 years. She was a generous volunteer for many organizations including The Treasure House, Council on Aging, and Pace. She was involved in the Santa Rosa Players Community Theatre Group. In addition, Jill was an accomplished artist and participated in many local art exhibitions.
Jill earned her BA from Michigan State University and her MA from San Francisco State University in Art Therapy and Creative Arts.
She enjoyed traveling and playing golf and mah-jongg with her friends.
Jill was dearly loved and will be sincerely missed by her family and everyone who knew her. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday October 14, 2016 at Daniels Chapel of Roses.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the American Heart Association or charity of choice.
"Un-enduring instabilities, the rock's stacked beauty always falls Who'd have thought the one who always picked me up would be the first to go? I promise your spirit is gripped tight, & I will NOT stop holding on, NO one is alone, the next life's just loading. . . "
May 28, 1993-October 2, 2016. Born in Santa Rosa, died in Kona, Hawaii. Jack was on his way to India Dec 6 for 6 months, spiritual journey, to work with orphans and anyone in need.
We would like to announce the date for Rebecca's Celebration of Life. It will be held in Calistoga at The Petrified Forest guest house on Saturday March 26th beginning at 1pm. All who would like to be there are welcomed, so please share this announcement with those you know would like to join us. It will be a beautiful and sweet remembrance our dearest sweet and beautiful Rebecca.