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Zofia “Z” Prather, successful Realtor, Broker, Entrepreneur, traveler, and most of all mother of three, passed away on September 24, 2019, while on vacation in the Cayman Islands.

She is survived by her sons, Brian Prather and Andrew Prather and her daughter, Eva Timin.

As a grandmother, she loved her babies most of all, and cherished every moment with them. Z lived a full life of love, culture, travel and fun. She immigrated from Lodz, Poland to the United States where she pursued her dreams. She taught as a language instructor at the University of California, San Diego, then Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, California and the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C. Z loved to travel the world extensively and loved the adventure. Whether it was traveling through Europe, Asia, or the Americas, Z’s passion for culture and new experiences was always met. She lived on a sail boat, hiked in the Tetons, practiced as a NAUI certified scuba diver, and ballooned over Masai Mara in Africa.

Thirty-three years ago she began her journey as a real estate agent and broker in the Lowcountry of Beaufort, South Carolina where she impacted thousands of lives. She was a loving mother who cared for her family above all, and was always the life of the party with her dancing and laughter. She loved animals, gardening, and her dogs and can now rest in peace with all her loved ones that she lost. Her light will shine down on us always. We love you Momma Z!

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  1. Mr&Mrs Gary Zywicki says:

    Heartfelt condolences to the family of Zofia.

  2. Shanon McKay says:

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to Z’s family. She has been wonderful to our family for over a decade and will be sincerely missed.

  3. Sam & Skip Fink says:

    Skip & Sam first met Z in 1980 . So we were lucky to have known this incredible Lady for many years. Z was a character that one did not forget. I thank her for the many fun & loving times we shared. She will not be forgotten!! Blessings to Z’s family.

  4. Grazyna Gonet says:

    Our hearts go to her family. We didn’t know that she passed away. She used to be our friend and co-worker at the Defense Language Institute.Rest in peace dear Zosia! Kaz and Grażyna.

  5. Teresa Gryminska says:

    Dear Ewa & Family,

    I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I was fortunate to work with your mom a long time ago. What I will remember most about Zosia is her warmth, radiance, outgoing personality, empathy and boundless optimism. May the memories you shared and the love of those around you provide peace and comfort to you at this difficult time.

    Teresa Gryminska

  6. Kathleen L Smith says:

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I rented from Z but considered her a friend. May God bless her family and comfort you through this time of loss.

  7. Mary McClaskey says:

    I was in shock like so many others to hear of Z’s passing and so very saddened. She had so much love for Andrew, Brian and Eva, her grandbabies and her dogs. I considered her a dear friend. We worked together at REMAX many years ago, that’s how we met. She was so much fun and had so many life experiences. Her laugh was infectious and she’d literally light up the room. I will remember her always. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Know that she will never be forgotten.

  8. Mary (Osecky) White says:

    For some reason, I woke up today thinking of Pani Timin and decided to find her. How the years disappear–but I can remember so clearly Carmel Valley in 1978 and staying with the wonderful, inimitable Zofia. She really was one of a kind and I could not help but smile seeing that she died as she lived–doing exactly what she wanted. Do Widzenia, Pani Timin. You lived a full life.

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