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Native Utahn Dies in California Quake

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(Vernal-AP) -- A Utah native is one of the victims who died in the earthquake that shook California earlier this week.

Retired 55-year old teacher Marilyn Zafuto was from Vernal and had lived in the area for about 30-years.

She was a graduate of Uinta High School and Brigham Young University.

Zafuto lived in Paso Robles with her husband. She was trying to escape a building as its roof caved in during Monday's magnitude six-point-five earthquake. Her co-worker was was also killed.

Zafuto and her husband Dennis were married a little over a year ago after meeting each other through the personals.

Dennis recalls his wife as a caring, wonderful person who wrote poetry, had an interest in photography and loved to design personalized greeting cards for friends.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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