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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On June 25, 2015 @ 3:58 pm In Obituary | 11 Comments


Carole Zacher-400 72, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2015. She was born October 26, 1942 to Keith and Geraldine Orr of Akron, Ohio. She arrived in Arizona in 1956 where she attended St. Gregory Jr. High and Xavier High School. At Xavier she received the Regina Caeli Award and later went on to become a member of the Board of Trustees there, as well as receiving the Woman of Achievements Award for School Service in 2008. She went on to receive her RN at St. Joseph’s Hospital and continued her work there. She met her husband of 52 years, Dr. Richard Zacher, at St. Joseph’s. They started their family of 5 boys shortly thereafter. Carole was a very engaged, active mother. Her boys attended St. Francis Xavier and Brophy College Prep. She was president of the Mothers’ Guild at Brophy and helped start the Brophy Fashion Show. She attended hundreds of her sons’ and grandchildren’s sporting events. Her life was all about her boys, shopping with her granddaughters, and talking on the phone to her many friends. She is survived by her husband, Richard, sons, Richard, Michael (Julie), Kevin and Keith (Lori), 9 grandchildren, Catherine, Dan, John, Matthew, Cole, Megan, Mark, Shannon and Tommy, and brother, John Orr (Lois), nieces Jennifer, Natalie and Katie and dog Bear. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son John. A Visitation will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M., with a Rosary at 6:00 P.M., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Ave. Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Xavier College Prep, 4710 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85012 and Brophy College Prep, 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012.


Condolences for the family of “ZACHER, CAROLE”

Condolence from Jill Gruler on June 26th, 2015 8:39 am

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Love, Jim, Jill, Siena & Hunter

Condolence from Kate Samalik on June 26th, 2015 12:26 pm

So many great memories of a dear friend. She so loved her family.

Condolence from Erin on June 26th, 2015 1:35 pm

Heaven has a beautiful angel looking down on her family and friends. I am blessed to have known her. She will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Sharon Palmer on June 26th, 2015 7:39 pm

Sending thoughts of deep sympathy to your family during this most difficult time. Carol was an inspiration to all who meet her. Her courage during the last difficult years of her life was admirable.
She was a wonderful friend ! She made my three years at Nursing School fun despite all the hard work and studying. Rest well my friend.
Your smile and humor will be sorely missed.
Love You!

Condolence from Rita Alarie on June 27th, 2015 9:46 am

Saddened to hear about your loss. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. There are so many fond memories of Brophy related fun times with our boys.

Condolence from Sister Ann Marley and Sister Patricia Gehling on June 27th, 2015 11:01 am

We will miss being with Carole after 15 years of her friendship.
Our sympathy to Dick and all the family.

Sister Ann and Sister Patrica


Condolence from Suzanne Ell on June 29th, 2015 8:19 am

Our family is so sorry for your loss. Carole was such a lovely lady, full of kindness who shared a generous heart with those who knew her. We are all blessed for having known her.

Condolence from John and Dawn Mulligan on June 29th, 2015 10:54 am

Our prayers go out for the whole family. A very special lady who will undoubtedly be rewarded in the best place ever.

Condolence from Jayne Russell on June 29th, 2015 5:04 pm

My prayers go out to you Dick and your wonderful boy. Carol was a very special lady who will be with me always. she is no smiling down at all of us from above.

Condolence from Greg Goethals, S.J. on June 30th, 2015 1:00 pm

To Dick and the boys –
I am so grateful to have had Carole in my life, and I will miss her spirit, warmth and laughter. You are all in my prayers.

Condolence from karen Wells on July 6th, 2015 9:21 am

I am so sorry to hear about Carole. What a beautiful lady, a fabulous role model and great person. I feel so lucky to have known her and learned from her. The stories and advice she shared has gotten me through some tough times. I am confident she’s looking down and keeping us all on the right track!

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family!

The Wells’

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