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Carol Powers Blomquist


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Carol Powers Blomquist Obituary
Blomquist, Carol Powers, 90, of Lake Forest, IL, died peacefully on June 29, 2018 in Topsfield, MA. Wife of the late Edwin R. Blomquist (1919-2008), she was born January 1, 1928 in Chicago, the daughter of the late James and Kathryn Powers. Carol and Ed maintained a summer home in Bennington for many years, and attended Saint Peter's Church.

She held many volunteer responsibilities over the years, including serving as a trustee of Lake Forest Library; on the Women's Boards of the Field Museum, Lake Forest College and Northwestern University; as Conservation Chair of the Lake Forest Garden Club; and as Chair of the Program Committee of the Contemporary Club of Chicago. She helped to set up a new Library Research Center at Lake Forest Country Day School in the 1970s. Carol loved her family and friends, her church, gardening, decorating, entertaining, and travel.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Edwin R. Blomquist, Jr. and Belinda Recio, of South Hamilton, MA, and by her daughter Amy Buckley and her grandchildren Lydia, Caroline and Elliot, as well as great-grandson Phineas Dunleavy, of North Bennington. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth Powers, of Castle Rock, CO, and sister-in-law Mary Powers, of Sugar Grove, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the fall at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster Ave., Lake Forest, IL 60045 (for date, check the Church website after September 1, 2018: https://chslf.nm-secure.com/obituaries funerals). In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the Altar Flower Fund at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 11, 2018
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