Carolyn Blum

April 11, 1940May 29, 2019

Carolyn M. Blum passed away in the early morning of May 29, 2019. Carolyn was born April 11, 1940, to Raymond J. Blum and Emma M. Meichtry, in Monroe, WI., the second of seven children. First attending rural school, she completed elementary at St. Joseph's in Freeport and graduated from Aquin Catholic High School. Upon graduation, she did a tour in the US Navy in the Medical Corps.

After moving to Amarillo in the 1960's, she worked in the key punch and eventually computer operations for Bell Helicopter. When Bell moved out of Amarillo, Carolyn went to BSA and worked in their computer department until her retirement.

For years she was active in the Adult Literacy Program and as a Communion Minister to the homebound for her parish. Gradually, she involved herself in the local bridge circles and was an avid player for many years until her health problems limited her participation.

Carolyn is survived by her siblings Msgr. Orville Blum of Hereford, Alice Duray of Aurora, CO., Bernice Gee and Mary Beard of Amarillo, Larry Blum of Kimball, MN, and Toni Blum of Grand Rapids, MN, as well as two nephews and six nieces.

The family thanks Hillsides Heights Rehabilitation staff and BSA Hospice of the Southwest for their care and caring during these past months. May she rest in the peace of God's Kingdom.


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Entombment Friday, May 31, 2019


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Delores Hare

May 31, 2019

Please accept my deepest sorrow for your loss. I can happily say I had the advantage to work with Carolyn at BSA and so enjoyed her personality and work ethics. I know how much she meant to her family and will be greatly missed.

Ann Spell

May 31, 2019

I was one of the CNA that took care of her.I worked at night and I would pass her ice and her snacks .She was so happy when I would bring her the square ice and not the crushed ice .Then I would ask her if she would a snack she would say no but then I would bring her a popsicle and she had a big smile on her. I'LL miss her smiling face.

Leslie Chism

May 31, 2019

It was truly my pleasure to have known Carolyn the last months of her life. She was a classy and brilliant woman! We loved chatting about books because we were both avid readers. My life is better for having known her. I will miss her very much.

Barbara Hall

May 30, 2019

I always enjoyed seeing Carolyn at the hospital. I’ve always had a problem with names and for whatever reason I always wanted to call her Donna. It became a joke between us and many times we would both just pick a different name to say hi to each other. I’ll look forward to greeting her again in Heaven. Gods’ peace to you all.