March 7, 1933 ~ November 20, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Geraldine F. (Yoxey) Blazich, 87, passed away on November 20, 2020. She was born to Ludwig and Mary (Germ) Yoxey on March 7, 1933. Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert F. Blazich; parents; special aunt, Sylvia Kochevar; brother, Richard Yoxey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie (Morgan) Zupancic, Lorraine (Benny) Glach, Mary (Bobby) Pechek; sister-in-law, Judy Yoxey; grandson, Gary, Jr.; and great-grandson, Mikey. Survived by her children, Scott Blazich, Gary Blazich (Liza Ferns), and Janet Blazich Bryant (David); grandchildren, Robert (Sheri), Jennifer, Michael, Christopher, Rachel (Ness) and Heather; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan, Kenzie, Holly, Tucker and Nolan; brother, Ronald W. Yoxey; devoted sister, Evelyn Matkins; and numerous special nieces, nephews and godchildren. Born and raised in Pueblo, she graduated from Central High School in 1950 and then worked for the Colorado State Hospital. After the birth of her children, she was a full-time mother and the heart and center of her family. She later worked in the office of Elks Lodge No. 90 and for many years in the ticket office at the Colorado State Fair. Gerry was a devoted Catholic and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church. She was extremely proud of her Slovenian heritage, a member of the Western Slavonic Association and Preseren Glee Club. Gerry was a loyal and devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and godmother. She continually instilled the importance of family through her selflessness and generosity. Her and Bob’s home was the nucleus of family gatherings where many cherished memories were made. She loved, accepted and worried about her entire family. Although our hearts are heavy, we are comforted that she is no longer suffering. Special thanks to the staff of Lifecare Center of Pueblo, especially her nurse, Charlene, the many other nurses and CNAs who assisted her, and her caregivers, Sonia and Obelia. And a heartfelt thanks to Margaret Trujillo who continued to make her look beautiful every week over these past five years. Donations may be made to charity of choice. Due to COVID, private family services. Online condolences, www.Montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. To Janet Blazich Bryant:

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your lovely Mom! I know these are trying times that will continue for a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Stay safe and healthy.
    With fond memories,
    Dr. MaryAnn Roldan, former teacher

  2. Ron, Evelyn, Eric, Ronny and all the Blazich and Yoxey Families,
    We are so sorry for your loss and wish to bring comforting words to all of you. Even though we didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Gerry our friendship with the Yoxey family assures us that you all shared a mutual love for each other. Sending prayers for a special time of gathering to share your happiest memories.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Dr. Gordon and Helen Murley, Jeff, Mark and Kevin

  3. Dear Evelyn – So sorry for your loss – even though I don’t get to Pueblo often I think of you and your family often.
    Please extend my sympathy to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Most sincerely with love, Eileen (Perko) LuKanic

  4. We have so many fond memories of Aunt Gerry and Uncle Bob. Visiting at Christmas was a special tradition. One year, Aunt Gerry shared a heartwarming letter that Gary wrote expressing his thanks for their wonderful upbringing, his happy memories, and his gratitude for all they had done for the children. Aunt Gerry was moved to tears. What a great Christmas present he gave her and his dad. Sharing their company, their hospitality, yummy food, and family history and genealogy are lasting memories that we will always cherish. Much love from Louise and Davey

  5. We so enjoyed Geri and Bob. Great couple and parents to my very best friend Janet. Geri was always so sweet. kind and welcoming in her home. She leaves us with happy memories. Our sympathies go to all her family. Stu and Glenda Irving

  6. Bob & I spent many happy times with Bob & Geri.
    May the family take.comfort in knowing that we share their grief

  7. So sorry for the passing of Gerri. This is such a difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God bless all of you and hold you in his arms.

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