Douglas V. Blodgett, 76, passed away May 7, 2003. Survived by his wife, Norma J. Blodgett of the family home; children, Kevin Blodgett, David Blodgett, Linda Miller, and Lisa Myers; stepchildren, DeAnne Best, Gary Raaberg, and Steven Raaberg; siblings, Ruth Schooke, Warren Blodgett, and Jim Blodgett; 20 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Blodgett, in 1995. Douglas was born January 14, 1927, in Orchard, Colorado. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and received the American Area Campaign, WWII Victory, and Asiatic Pacific Campaign medals. Douglas worked for U.S. West in Denver as a manager for the Colorado-Wyoming facilities and a division manager of telephone operators and retired after 36 years of service. Member of Central Christian Church and Telephone Pioneers. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2003, at Central Christian Church, 1902 Hudson Ave., with Reverend Dr. David Chambers officiating. Concluding services and interment will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Greeley, Colorado. The family respectfully requests memorials be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

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  1. My dad was a self-made man whose parents homesteaded to Colorado. He always worked hard and provided for those he loved.

  2. Doug will be truly missed by our family. He was such a caring and loving man who became a husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. I thank God for Doug coming into our lives.

  3. We send you our deepest sympathy. Doug will surely be missed by all his friends and family. We will remember him by his friendly and helpful ways. If there is anything we can do let us know. Your friends, Don & JoAnn Miller

  4. Grandad will be forever missed. It brings me peace knowing that he will forever be with Grandma and Mark. My heart and prayers go out to all that are greiving.

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