On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Tracy Renee Zuern, loving wife and an extraordinary mom, passed away at the age of 51.
Tracy was born on September 26, 1970 in Astoria, Oregon to Norman and Nancy (Prest) Gisler. She graduated from Oregon State University and recieved a bachelor’s degree in forest recreation management, and worked for Washington State Parks for 20 years. On October 22, 1994 she married the love of her life, Don Zuern. Together they raised their daughter, Zoey.
Tracy had a passion for hiking and the outdoors, spending many of the early days in their marriage camping, hiking, backpacking, and plenty of other outdoor activities. Tracy and her daughter shared a love of Disney. Some of their best memories were made at Disneyland and Disneyworld together. She trained in karate, and after many years of perserverance and dedication, she earned the rank of black belt. Tracy fought a 41 year long battle against brain tumors, surviving 9 major surgeries, 3 rounds of major radiation, and 3 rounds of minor radiation. Her courage and strength was an inspiration to so many. Tracy was also blessed with a unique ability to see the good in everyone, and was someone who never failed to be kind. She never believed in the word in-laws, she believed that family is who you choose to love.
Tracy was survived by her husband Don, daughter Zoey, best dog Booger, mom Nancy, dad Jerry Jr, mom Rosie, sister Amanda, brother Jerry lll (JR), mom Linda, dad Gordon, sister Wendy, brother Paul, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and two nieces. Tracy was preceded in death by her dad Norman, and brother Michael. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
A celebration of life for Tracy will take place on Saturday, September 24th 2022 at the Zuern household. A time will be determined at a later date. Contact Zoey for the address of the celebration at (360)214-4095