Blomquist, Anna Christina (Johannson) (September 26, 1874 - June 16, 1951)

MRS. BLOMQUIST FUNERAL HELD

HERE TUESDAY

Unknown - June 19, 1951

Funeral services were held at the Episcopal church Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Anna Blomquist, 76, much beloved resident of this community for more than 40 years, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles J. Huntzinger. Rev. Roy Morrell officiated and burial was in Douglas Park cemetery beside the grave of her husband.

Mrs. Blomquist, who was known affectionately to all as "Mom" or "Grandma," was born Anna Christina Johannson Sept. 26, 1874, at Heda Smoland, Sweden. At the age of 17 she came to the United States to make her home with her grandparents at Salina, Kan. She resided there a few years then moved to Omaha, Neb., where on July 10, 1897, she was united in marriage with Charles E. Blomquist who came from Sweden to claim his bride.

In 1910 they moved to Converse county, purchasing a ranch on Lower LaPrele which they operated until Mr. Blomquist's death in 1936. In 1939 Grandma Blomquist made her only trip back to the land of her birth. While she was away, a small house was built for her on the Huntzinger place west of town and it was there she resided until her death, which resulted from complications arising from a broken hip she sustained just a year previous to the day of her funeral. During the past year, she never gave up hope that some day she would again be able to be up and around.

Grandma Blomquist was a member of the Episcopal church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mesdames Charles Huntzinger, Mildred Reed and James C. Willox of Douglas and Mrs. E.H. Potter of North Hollywood, Calif.; one son, Rudolph of North Hollywood; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. To (two)children, Esther and Arthur, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Carl and John Huntzinger, Walter and Sammy Reed, James Willox and Edwin Potter, all grandsons of Mrs. Blomquist.

LONG TIME RESIDENT BURIED TODAY

Unknown - June, 1951

Funeral services are being conducted from the Episcopal church at 2:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) for Mrs. Anna Blomquist 76, who died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles J. Huntzinger.

Mrs. Blomquist had been a resident of Converse county since 1910.

Anna Christine Johannson was born at Heda Smaland, Sweden, Sept. 26, 1874. When 17 years of age she came to the United States to make her home with her grandparents at Salina, Kans. She resided there and in Omaha, Neb., where she was married to Charles E. Blomquist July 10, 1897.

They moved to Wyoming and purchased a ranch on upper LaPrele, where they resided until Mr. Blomquist's death in 1936.

In 1939 Mrs. Blomquist made her only trip back to her native land of Sweden. On her return she built a small home on the C.J. Huntzinger place just west of Douglas and resided there until a year ago when she suffered a fractured hip.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. James Willox, Mrs. Charles Huntzinger and Mrs. Mildred Reed of Douglas and Mrs. Violet Potter of North Hollywood, Calif.; a son, Rudolph, of North Hollywood; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Six grandsons, Walter and Sammy Reed, Edwin Potter, James Willox and John and Carl Huntzinger, are serving as pallbearers. The services are being conducted by Rev. Roy Morrell with burial in Douglas Park cemetery.

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