Elise Blumberg died Dec. 20, 2013, at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, Kan. She was 79.
She was born Dec. 2, 1934, at Daisyfield, Zimbabwe, to Andrew and Francina Korb.
She married Thomas Murphy in 1954 at Harare, Zimbabwe. He preceded her in death in 1969.
She married Richard Blumberg on June 1, 1974, at Harare, Zimbabwe. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2008.
Mrs. Blumberg was a graduate of Chaplin High School in Gwelo, Zimbabwe. She immigrated to the United States in 1975. She was a lab technician for Meadow Gold Dairy for 25 years before retiring in 2006.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Delta. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and theatre.
She is survived by two sons, Lionel (Kathleen) Murphy of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Wayne Blumberg of Delta; a daughter, Stella (Rick) Taylor of Liberal, Kan.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ena Alberts of South Africa.
She was preceded in death by a son, Aubrey Murphy; and a brother, Frank Korb.
Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held.blog comments powered by Disqus