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Genevieve Bloys

November 30, 1916 — January 1, 2013

Genevieve Birch Bloys, 95, of Louisville, CO, died Tues., Jan. 1, 2013 at her residence. Family Memorials will be held in Fort Davis TX and Griggsville, IL in the future. Genevieve was born Sept. 26, 1917 to Arland and Ada (Newman) Birch in Griggsville, IL. She attended the local schools in Griggsville, and later attained her Bachelor of Science from Colorado A&M (now CSU), Ft. Collins, CO and her teaching certificate from Sacrament State University, Sacramento, CA. She married Warren D. Bloys, Jr. of Fort Davis TX in 1938 in Ft. Collins, CO. He preceded her in death in 2001. Genevieve and her family moved to Billings, MT in 1946 after Warren returned from World War II. In 1957 they moved to Sacramento, CA and then on to Albuquerque, NM in 1959. Genevieve taught Home Economics and science at the Junior High/Middle School level for 10 years. She was very active in the PTA and scouting when her children were young. In 1970 they moved to Alamogordo, NM where she was active in the White Sands chapter of DAR and served as Secretary. She worked as a "friend" of the Alamogordo library and donated many books on genealogy. Genevieve was a charter member of the Alamogordo Genealogical Society where she served as President and held other offices. She was active in the Alamogordo Women's club and held various offices. She was a member of the Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority and was active in the Fish and Wild Life Services Wives. She and her husband were very active in the Frist Presbyterian Church of Alamogordo. They enjoyed playing bridge and square dancing for many years. Genevieve enjoyed cooking and sewing. They moved to Las Cruces, NM in 1993 to be near her daughter Jere and then moved to Boulder, CO in 2001 to be near son Warren. She was a very family oriented person; she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors: Son, Warren D. Bloys, III (Colleen Vandendriessche), Louisville, CO; Daughter, Jerelyn B. (Norbert P.) Eich, Las Cruces, NM; Grandchildren, Jason E. Fink and wife Tracy Clark, Albuquerque, NM, Lara Ferroni and husband, Cameron, Portland, OR, Rebecca C. Baum and husband Bruce, Las Cruces, NM and Craig J. Eich and wife Kathleen, Newton, NJ; Great Grandchildren, Cole Dillingham, Idledale, CO, Zoey R. and Bailey G. Fink, Albuquerque, NM and Jacquelyn A. and Alexander J. Eich, Newton, NJ. Preceded in death by her husband, Warren D'Or Bloys, Jr.; Daughter, Sandra Kay Fink Roberts; Sister, Jeanette Thimming and Brother, P. Maynard Birch. Contributions: HospiceCare of Boulder & Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026, or First Presbyterian Church, 1318 14th Street, Alamogordo, NM 88310 or Griggsville Cemetery Association, 503 W Quincy St, Griggsville IL, 62340
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