Myrtle Blodgett, 86, of Missoula left this world February 7th, 2019 to go to her heavenly home to forever be with her Lord and Savior Jesus, a time she prepared for and looked forward to.
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She leaves behind two sons, Bob Vietenheimer of Milton Freewater, Oregon, and Jim Blodgett of Tacoma, Washington, three grandchildren, Kimberly, Danielle, and Roby and six great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Gene Blodgett, her only daughter Cindy Blodgett, parents Carl and Bertha Engebretson, four brothers, Chuck, Al, Bud, and Duane.
She attended First Christian Church for several years and was in their garden club. She also served in other areas during the time she saw what the miracles Jesus did in her son Jim’s life, and how giving his heart to the lord and the peace and love that came with that. She knew she did not have that love and peace in her life for the lord that Jim now had. As she learned more about Jesus, she knew she wanted Jesus to take over her life and in October of 1971 Myrtle gave her complete heart to the lord. From that moment to her going to heaven her life was changed and her love for Jesus only grew stronger and deeper throughout the years.
When saved she became a member of First Assembly Church and served in the choir, women’s groups, ministries to homes to help with meals, cleaning, and home visits. As First Assembly became CLC, she continued serving in choir, serving church dinners, making quilts, bible studies, held home groups in her home, was in pageants, and held praise services at a rest home on Catlin St. with her family. She continued serving her Lord where ever she could.
As a young girl she played on her school teams in track and baseball. As an adult she loved to fish and would many times take her kids, brother, and mother to the Blackfoot for evening fishing. She loved roller skating, after Gene taught her to dance skate; she loved it and would spend many hours with her family and her mother all skating. She loved to do many things but one of her highlights was whenever her sister Alta came home to visit from California. Alta lived there for many years, their time together was fun and special and of course included skating.
From the time Myrtle and Alta were little throughout their growing up years, and into their adult lives to date, they had a very close and bonded relationship. Alta was her one and only sister, as mom often said. Myrtle was there when Alta came into this world and Alta was with Myrtle to hold her hand as she left the world. They are sisters who really loved each other.
Mom loved the times she spent with my kids, as well as her grandkids Kim, Danielle, and Roby at our home in Milton Freewater each summer in Oregon, from playing with them to a lot of other things they would do, sometimes just talking.
Myrtle is a very special person to all who really knew and loved her; she will forever be missed and we’ll all think about her with happy thoughts that will only warm our hearts and bring a smile to our hearts.
We love you mom and sis.