"The important things, of life, aren't things"|
Coalville, UT- Helen Elizabeth Woodbury Blonquist passed away July 25, 2013 at her home in Coalville, Utah.
She was born September 18, 1919 in Ogden, Utah to L. Leroy and Elida Martin Woodbury.
Helen attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ogden High School in 1937 later attending USU in Logan where she participated in the marching band.
She married Wm. C. Blonquist July 2, 1942 in Evanston, Wyoming. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Brigham City Temple. Helen and Bill owned and operated Dean's Coffee Shop, Blonquist Motel, Summit Coal Company, Coalville Shopping Center, and Valley View MHP in Coalville and the original Silver King Lodge in Park City.
Helen was a member of the LDS church where she enjoyed teaching primary. She also took part in the 4-H, Civil Defense, Cancer Society, BPW Club, American Legion, S.L. Council of Women, Poets Society, MRAU and Legislative Council of Women. She loved music, playing the trombone, reading, traveling, golf, bowling, Jazz games, her friends, family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Sheryl (Craig Palmer); Margaret (Craig) Vernon, Evanston, Wyoming; and Wm "Billy" Blonquist, Coalville. She is also survived by her sister Francis Luddington, Ogden; brother Harry (Marilyn) Woodbury, Ogden; sister-in-law Ginger (Warren) Wright, Coalville; seven grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, grandson Z. Kyle Clark, two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Coalville LDS Stake Center. Friends and family may call Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at the Coalville Stake Center and from 11:30 to 12:30 prior to the services. Interment will be in the Coalville City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Encompass Home Health Care and family and friends for their compassionate service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com
"Oh Mom, words can't say how much you'll be missed by all"
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from July 27 to July 28, 2013