Edna Blomquist

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Edna, our beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, went to be with the Lord Nov. 17, 2018.

She was predeceased by her parents, Abe Cutler, Wilbur and Lucille Button; brother Dr. Robert E. Cutler; and granddaughter Carrie (Hildreth) Kinda.

She married James A. Osborne May 31, 1953 in Bozeman, Montana. They divorced in 1964. She then married Ralph J. Keepers Jan. 31, 1967, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. This marriage merged two families with a total of five daughters. They divorced in 2011.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Don) Blomquist of Dillon, Montana; Sandra Osborne of St. Anthony, Idaho; and Trudy Staudahar of Missoula, Montana. Edna has seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Grandchildren include Yvotte Blomquist; Melanie (Blomquist) Hawk [Ryan Hawk-divorced]; Garrett (Christina) Blomquist; Amanda Blomquist; Quinton (Miranda); Loder; Lee (Jessica) Loder; Brandon (Anita Rebel) Hildreth; and Carrie Hildreth Kinda (deceased).

Edna was born to Aberham and Ethel Lucille Cutler of Bozeman, Montana, Dec. 4, 1931. Growing up on a buffalo ranch south of Ennis, she took great pride and developed a love for the outdoors, wildlife, camping, hunting and fishing. She became quite a horsewoman for her time. She worked for Bozeman Bakery on Wilson Street while in high school, a bank in Bozeman, State Highway department office in Bozeman, Beaverhead Forest Service Office accounting department in Dillon and Whalen Tire Supply in Dillon.

Family was her greatest joy! Edna could be found quilting for family and many others, making pillowcases for her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, and clothing as she was a gifted seamstress. Edna was a fabulous baker and enjoyed cooking, especially when she knew that family or other company would be gathering for a birthdays or celebrations. Participating annually on camping trips and fishing with her grandchildren was a family tradition which they all really enjoyed. Playing with grandkids was a delight and joy as she participated in their lives. She also enjoyed sharing her love for Jesus Christ and her church.

Edna was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, while developing true friendships to many. Her memory will be honored and cherished by all who knew her.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks for all the love, support and prayers for Edna throughout her life and at this time.

Please join us in the celebration of Mother’s life, March 16, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dillon. Donations may be made to Beaverhead Ambulance or the church of your choice.

Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 93 Hwy 91 South, across from the Barrett Medical Doctors Offices. A brunch will follow at approximately at 11:45 a.m. at the church. Assisting the family will be Brundage Funeral Home.