OBITUARY

Caroline Cannon

December 26, 1937June 23, 2011

Caroline (Blomberg) Cannon, age 73, passed away June 23, 2011 at her home in Vancouver, WA. Caroline was born December 26, 1937 to Arthur and Beda (Holmen) Blomberg in Albert City, Iowa. At a young age the family moved to Minnesota. Caroline attended grade school at Priam school and graduated from Willmar high school in 1955. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She was an excellent singer and was a member of the St. Olaf College Choir which toured the United States and Scandavian countries. On June 7, 1959 Caroline received her Bachelor's degree in Home Economics from St. Olaf. After graduation her first job took her to the Pacific Northwest. As a county extension agent for the states of Oregon and Washington, Caroliine was recognized for her dedication and excellent job performance. In 1993, she received an award from the National Association of Extension Home Economists for her work in helping people of all income levels. Through her grant writing skills, she helped many migrant workers better their living conditions and economic status. Caroline constantly worked to help others achieve their goals and improve their lives. *** On March 23, 1967 Caroline was united in marriage to Wayne Cannon. They were blessed with a daughter Jael. Wayne passed away September 1, 1974. Caroline continued her work with the Oregon State University Extension Service until her retirement. Her three grandchildren were her great pride and joy. Surviving her are her daughter, Jael Thompson, granddaughters Kayla and Katherine, grandson Jack, step-mother Phyllis Blomberg, aunts Ingeborg Blomberg and Vivian Wilbur, uncle Richard Blomberg and many cousins, friends and former colleagues. Caroline was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, her parents Arthur and Beda Blomberg and infant brother Lyle. Caroline will be remembered for her generosity, caring spirit and will be greatly missed by all her family and a host of friends.

Arrangements under the direction of Vancouver Funeral Chapel, Vancouver, WA.

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, July 5, 2011
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 5, 2011
REMEMBERING

Caroline Cannon

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Paul Sunderland

July 7, 2011

Jael and family,My thoughts and prayer go out to you and your family. I look forward to participating in the Memorial to celebrate your Mom's life. She was all about life and helping others.

Lyla Houglum

June 30, 2011

Jael, My condolences to you and your family as you remember and celebrate your Mother's life. Her passion for helping families was evident throughout her life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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