Joseph Hoffer Blatchford

June 7, 1934October 7, 2020

Joseph Hoffer Blatchford was born on June 7, 1934 and passed away on October 7, 2020 and is under the care of Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC.

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Jerry Brady

October 14, 2020

Oh, Winnie, I just sobbed for the longest time when I heard the news. I've only seen Joe two years ago June for lunch when you were elsewhere but he was supposed to always be there. I've sent word to my three kids explaining that, as I thought of it, Joe was the most influential person in determining the course of my life. Not Father Hesburgh, not Frank Church, but starting Accion from that first meeting in 1961 rescued me from law practice in California or Idaho and everything followed thereafter. There have been no better times in my life than those early days and the Peace Corps. I am still ready to bawl. My daughter Kristin lives not far away on 29th and the park. She who lived in Brazil for five years, worked in Latin America for most of her career, ran the subcommittee on Latin America for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, etc. I get back too seldom; typically they come to Idaho. We will relieve memories next time I am there, if you are willing. You and Joe have been constantly on my mind and in my heart these last days and that will continue to be so. Love to you and the family, Jerry B

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