In Reply to: Zerby Bought Her Parents a House? posted by Melissa on February 10, 2005 at 12:28:24:
Here is what is known:
In 1983 Rev. & Mrs. Zerby laid down $650,000 in CASH for a Tuscon hotel located on Oracle Rd.
A record of sale for that property has not yet been located. However, the property has since changed hands and is currently worth about $1 million. At the time they purchased the hotel (1983), they listed their home address as a property that is currently a school but was functioning as a 140-bed home for wayward youth (as of 1998).
In 1986 Rev. & Mrs. paid $295,000 in CASH for the Elderhaven property on Soldier Trail.
William Deyo and The Family have denied that Karen Zerby gave her parents money for the Elderhaven property. That may be correct.
There have been no public denials as to whether Berg gave the Zerbys "ministry" money in 1983. If you recall, the early 80s was the time when FFing and ESing were in full swing. Interpol reportedly was looking for Berg & his paramour at that time.
Jeanne Zerby Deyo has stated she didn't see her sister for 30 years. That may be correct. That doesn't mean Karen Zerby had no communication with her parents or her extended family members over the past 30 years.