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Mary Lou Bloom


1935 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
On Nov. 30, 2011, surrounded by the love of her family, Mary Lou Bloom gained her heavenly reward after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at her home in Albuquerque.
She was raised in Albuquerque and was a graduate of Albuquerque High School. Alamogordo had been her home for the past 54 years. She worked for the federal government as a civil service employee at Holloman Air Force Base until her retirement in 1999. Mary Lou enjoyed participating in various civic activities throughout her life in Alamogordo. She served as a board member of Otero Federal Credit Union for 20 years.
She was one of two children born to the late Leonard and Josephine Schofield, and was the beloved wife of Kenneth Bloom for 56 years.
Mary Lou will be forever remembered by her family.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth; brother Harry Schofield (Carol); six loving children, Leonard Bloom (Frances), Judette Armstrong (Ralph), Sandra Wynn (Mike), Donna Ahlers (Herman), Harry Bloom (Martha) and Jackie Bloom; 12 beloved grandchildren, Michelle Bloom, Caley Morales (Louie), Sonny Knight, David Knight (Jennifer), Terry Redmon (Sally), Melissa Redmon, Michael Redmon, Lauren Redmon, Joshua Bloom, Casey Cecava (Ben), Andrea Pierce (Matt) and Bobby Gaffney; 12 treasured great-grandchildren; and a large extended family and friends whom were blessed to know her.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and traveling. Mary Lou was a devout Catholic and gave willingly and graciously to those in need.
A rosary was recited at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. A funeral service took place Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Risen Savior Catholic Community in Albuquerque. Interment followed at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to thank everyone for their countless prayers and well wishes during her illness. They would also like to extend their gratitude to those who had provided loving care to her.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 7, 2011 to Jan. 7, 2012
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