Eva Marie Blomberg
January 23, 2015 - September 07, 2015
Eva Blomberg, at the age of 100 years and 7 months, went Home to be with her Lord in the early hours of September 7, 2015.
She was born Eva Marie Dillemuth on January 23, 1915 in Bellville Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa. Eva was the third of seven children born to Carl and Esther Dillemuth. She was healthy at birth but very tiny. Growing up she experienced some serious health issues including rheumatic fever, infantile paralysis and a ruptured appendix. These may have slowed her down as a child, but they did not keep her from having a long and very active life. Eva played volleyball and did drama in school, graduating from Pocahontas High School in 1934.
After graduation she worked at the Pocahontas City Hall in the town where she lived. She always liked to travel and did quite a bit with friends and family. She went to Colorado, Washington D.C., California to visit her brothers and then to Washington State. It was in Washington that she became reacquainted with Blomberg whom she had met years before in Iowa. After a short courtship they were married on December 5, 1948 in Seattle.
After their son David was born in 1950 military service took them to France for a year. Following Paulâ€™s military service they settled in Seattle, Washington where daughter, Marcia, was born. They made their home in the Tukwila area until moving to Issaquah in 1962. Over the years they also provided a home for four foster children: Liz, Stephen, Linda and Terry.
In addition to being a homemaker, Eva worked as a bookkeeper for C. Connie Aronson Best Lock Co. from which she retired in the early 1970â€™s. She was a charter member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Issaquah, where they attended for many years. She also served as a Sunday School teacher, and worked with the youth group. She enjoyed knitting and made booties for many new babies.
Eva and Paul enjoyed traveling and together they saw most of the USA, parts of Canada, and visited Europe and Africa. They had a passion for missions and were involved in supporting and volunteering for Mission Aviation Fellowship. They constantly hosted guests and opened their home to many visitors. Eva was also an avid sports fan. She followed basketball, football and baseball â€“ the Huskies, Sonics, Mariners and Seahawks into her 100th year of life!
In 2009 Eva moved to Mountlake Terrace, Washington into a wonderful assisted living complex and made many new friends. After celebrating her 100th birthday this past January, she moved to Warm Beach Senior Community in Stanwood, Washington.
We know she was welcomed Home by husband Paul, her parents, daughter in-law, siblings and many friends and family. She leaves behind her sister Elsie, brother Roy, son David and his wife Joy, daughter Marcia, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us as we celebrate her life and faith on Saturday, September 26th at 12 noon. You are invited to join the family for a light lunch following the service.
The Creekside Church 7011 226th Place SW Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043
Eva will be laid to rest with Paul at Evergreen Washelli, Seattle, WA
Memorials can be made to:
Mission Aviation Fellowship PO Box 47 Nampa, ID 83653
Covenant Presbyterian Church 2216 SE 51st Place Issaquah, WA 98029
Miss Me, But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me-but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It is all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me-but let me go.
God saw that you were getting tired and a cure was not to be so He put his arm around you and whispered, "Come to Me" With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay A golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us that He only takes the best