BLUNTZER, Josephine Nicklin
Josephine Nicklin Bluntzer 'Jo', age 74, passed away on August 12, 2014. She was born on April 14, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas to Francis Oliver Nicklin, Sr. and Josephine Mellers Nicklin. After she graduated from Bishop Byrne Catholic High School in Port Arthur, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 and master's degree in education in 1965 at the University of Texas
. Jo taught sixth grade in Port Arthur, Texas and at Joslin Elementary School in Austin through 1968.
Jo was a very dedicated, loving and an outstanding wife to her husband of 48 years, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved living in Austin and taking advantage of the cultural activities it offered. Jo was an avid reader and never stopped loving to learn and being a teacher at heart. Jo was very active in her children's and grandchildren's lives and liked to visit and chat with her neighbors and friends. She was a member of the Austin Junior Forum, Women's Art Guild, and the UT Quest Continuing Education Group.
Jo is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bluntzer and son, Peter Bluntzer, both of Austin, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Joshua Ley, and grandchildren Andrew and Kate, all of Englewood, Colorado; and brother, Oliver Nicklin of Chicago, Illinois.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The
, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 www.lls.org
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