Catherine "Kitty" Marie Bloom
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Went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 9 after a long fight with Alzheimers.
She was born on June 12, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio to John and Henrietta Higgins. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1948 and married her husband, Kenneth Bloom, two days after graduation.
In 1952, the family settled in Upland, where she lived until 2006, when she moved to Claremont and then San Jacinto.
She loved music and sang in the choir at Temple Baptist Church in Ontario, Foothill Baptist Church in Upland, and Foothill Bible Church in Upland. In the 1970's, she and her husband were Band Parents for the Upland High School Marching Band.
She worked 20 years at General Dynamics as an Executive Secretary before retiring in 1988.
She loved spending time with her 7 grandchildren and watching them grow into young adults with families of their own.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Kenneth Bloom of San Jacinto, sister Julie Worthington of Columbus, Ohio, daughter Marilyn King of San Jacinto, son John of Upland, daughter Ellen Parton of Santa Barbara, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 AM Tuesday, December 18 at Foothill Bible Church, 1330 W. 15th St., in Upland.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Dec. 15, 2012