Raquel Blomquist

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1977 ~ 2013 Raquel Blomquist, 35 passed away on April 1, 2013 in Park City, UT. She was born May 10, 1977 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joel Nevin Richards, Jr and Shelly Diane Gill. She was a graduate of Central High School and studied at Salt Lake Community College and USC. She enjoyed a career in Real Estate and was lucky enough to travel the world as a flight attendant. Raquel married Peter Blomquist in Salt Lake City on Oct. 25, 2003. They made Park City their home where Raquel enjoyed being a homemaker and loving mother. She was involved in her kids school activities and as a Cub Scout leader. Always quick to reach out to anyone in need, she loved doing volunteer work with the disabled. Raquel was very organized and enjoyed arranging events and activities. Blessed with a keen intellect she found great satisfaction in debating ideas with anyone willing to challenge her. Raquel is preceded in death by her brother Riley Joel and grandfathers Doyle D. Gill and J. Nevin Richards, survived by her husband Peter, her children Soren and Tait, her father Joel, stepmother Beverly, mother Shelly, grandmothers Virginia Richards and Opal Butler, numerous family members. She will be missed by her extended family in Finland and Sweden. Farewell, Raquel, you will remain forever in our hearts. Viewing will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will be at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, Park City, Utah, Monday, April 8, 2013 at noon.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 8, 2013

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April 16, 2013

I met with Raquel in Park City and enjoyed her optimistic attitude, her hopeful spirit, and the love she shared with me that she has for her family, especially her children who she cherished with all her heart. She touched my soul and I am confident she has found her peace.

Brandy Rasmussen

April 10, 2013

Oh Peter, Joel, Tait and Soren, I am so sorry to hear this news. Raquel will be remembered in our hearts forever. We are here if you need anything at all. We love you all a ton. You are in our prayers.

Angela Steckler

April 10, 2013

Joel, I'm so sorry to hear about Raquel. She was such a sweet, caring person. She was so beautiful and had such a pretty smile! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. She will live in our hearts forever!! :) Love ya always...Angela Steckler

Echo Cunningham

April 9, 2013

For Soren and Tait in memory of their Mother:
Light a candle, see it glow,
watch it dance, when you feel low,
think of me, think of light,
I'll always be here, day or night,
a candle flickers, out of sight,
but in your hearts, I'll still burn bright,
think not of sadness, that I'm not near,
think of gladness, and joyous cheer,
I have not left, I am not gone,
I'm here to stay my little ones,
so when you light a candle and you see it glow
in your hearts I want you to know
that I would never leave you….
I'll always be with you my little ones,
I'll always be watching over you.

Stacey Adams

April 8, 2013

Peace and love to the family in this time of loss. Rip Raquel xoxo

Melissa DeAnda

April 8, 2013

So sad to hear about Raquel, my heart goes out to her family.

April 8, 2013

Joel and family:
You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this sad time.
Phil Sahm

Amanda Belshe

April 8, 2013

Joel, Peter, and Boys,

Been thinking about you... I am so sorry for your loss and am sending lots of love and prayers your way.

Renée Linford

April 8, 2013

Peter, Soren and Tait I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancy Bond

April 8, 2013

Peter, Raquel was an absolute light in Soren's classroom - she will be very much missed. My family and I are thinking of you and your boys during this time. Warmly, Nancy Bond