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F. Blaine Jolley M.D. Obituary
Jolley, F. Blaine M.D.
June 9, 1929 - September 12, 2015. Blaine Jolley grew up in Meridian, Idaho, and was the son of long-time Meridian residents, Frank and Anna Jolley. After graduating from Meridian High School, he earned his Bachelor's Degree at College of Idaho. He worked for a number of years for Atlantic Richfield Oil in Seattle, Washington, until deciding he wanted to become a medical doctor. In 1959 he moved to Basel, Switzerland to pursue and earn his Medical Doctor degree at the University of Basel, Faculty of Medicine. After returning to the United States in 1968, he completed his internship and residency at Providence Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital, respectively, in Portland, Oregon. In 1973 he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan working at the University of Michigan Hospital with his area of interest in Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Two years later he was employed by Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. It was here that he met and married Sally E. Patterson. Blaine and Sally eventually moved (1978) to Phoenix, Arizona, where he lived until his death. In Phoenix, Blaine continued practicing medicine in his field of interest in partnership with other doctors and with Good Samaritan Region Medical Center until retiring in 2006. Over the years he also served on a number of medical boards and volunteereo his time with many charitable organizations. As his family and friends know, he loved to tell stories, jokes, and in general have a good time with everyone. Travel was one of his loves, and travel the world he did making friends wherever he went. Blaine is preceded in death by his wife in June 1986 and his brother, E. Darrell Jolley, in January 2015. He is survived by his nephew, Darrell L. Jolley (Margery), his niece, Kathy Schneider (Bob), both of California, six great nieces and nephews, and five great great nieces and nephews. At Blaine's request, a short Masonic ceremony officiated by the Meridian Lodge will be held at the Meridian Cemetery on December 14th at 10:30am. No flowers please.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 11, 2015
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