Blomquist, Edith Elizabeth (Middleton) (January 1, 1908 - February 7, 1999)

Edith Blomquist

Douglas Budget - February 10, 1999

Former Douglas resident Edith Elizabeth Blomquist, 91. died Sunday, Feb. 7, at Life Care Center in Longmont, Colo.

Mrs. Blomquist was born Jan. 1, 1908, in Northport, Mich., to Edwin Middleton and Katrina Bell Woolsey. She graduated from Northport High School in 1927 and from Leeianau County Normal in Northport in 1929. She taught school for a brief time. In the early 1930s, she moved to Illinois where she trained and worked in massage therapy.

She married Rudolph Carl Blomquist on April 27, 1935, in Waukeegan, Ill. They lived in a variety of states before settling in North Hollywood, Calif., in early 1940s. She was a homemaker and a talented seamstress and was involved in the management of the apartments her husband built.

After retirement in August 1962, they moved to Longmont and continued to own and manage apartments. She became a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Feb. 21, 1971, and was actively involved with the Rebecca Guild, senior bell choir and altar guild. She loved sewing and playing cards and was always there to help her relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph, on April 23, 1970; her parents; brothers Ralph, Byron and Edwin Middleton; and sisters Viola Nelson and Sally Steffins.

Survivors include daughter Linda Hipsher and her husband Michael of Lyons, Colo.; grandchildren Lisa Wood and husband Justin of Aloha, Ore., Paul Hipsher of Albuquerque, N.M., and Amy Hipsher of Lyons, Colo.; great-grandson Jason; sisters-in-law Louise Middleton of Simi Valley, Calif., and Violet Potter of Laguna Hills, Calif.; brother-in-law Fred Steffens of Northport, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont with Rev. Bruce Welander officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Douglas Park Cemetery with Rev. Marian Cantebury officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Boulder County or First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, 80501.

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