Emilie R. Blomberg

Emilie R. Blomberg, 80, of Pullman, passed away on Friday, Aug. 8th at the Avalon Care Center in Pullman, due to end-stage of pulmonary fibrosis.Emilie was born June 29, 1928 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Edward & Ethel (Walvoord) Raue. The daughter of a Presbyterian minister she grew up in Casper, Wyoming, North Platte, NE; and while in high school moved with her family to Everett, WA where she graduated from high school in 1946.Emilie attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and Home Economics. Following college Emilie taught school before marrying Carl Blomberg, her high school sweetheart, on Feb. 10, 1951 in Snohomish, WA. She and Carl made North Bend and the Snoqualmie Valley of Washington their home. There they raised their family and worked until retiring. Emilie was a homemaker, teacher and substitute teacher, employee of Joann Fabrics, and in later years joined Carl to form the real estate team of “Em and Me”. In 2001 they moved to Pullman to be near their daughter and grandchildren. Carl passed away in 2002. Emilie was devoted to family. Her unconditional love was always on display. She is survived by her daughter & her husband Elise & Carl Wells of Pullman; her son and his wife Charles & Kaoru Blomberg of New York; three grandchildren Isaac Wells, Ariana (Wells) Anderson & Amy Wells, and a sister MaryAnn Mellbye of Forest Grove, OR. Besides her husband Carl in 2002 Emilie was preceded in death by her parents. Her family will greatly miss her. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed many types of needlework. Over the years she sewed everything from children’s clothing to wedding dresses and potholders to quilts. She was also a wonderful cook making everyday meals as well as holidays special. She leaves behind many recipes and holiday traditions with her family.Emilie enjoyed family vacations and business travel with her husband, overseas trips to Finland and Japan to see their son, RV camping in their retirement years, and a 50th Anniversary cruise with her husband, children and grandchildren.Her Christian faith was of utmost importance to her always serving an active role in churches she attended. Her special love was playing piano & organ and singing in the choir. Since making Pullman her home she was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church. There she sang in the choir, participated in teaching and playing piano for a Bible study group at the Bishop Place Retirement Community in Pullman and used her sewing ability to make various banners for the church.A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 16th in Pullman, WA. A private graveside service took place at the Pullman Cemetery. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is caring for the family.Memorial donations are suggested to the Dallas Theological Seminary, 3909 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75204, www.dts.edu or to Simpson Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.kimballfh.com


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