Charlotte Blom, age 87, of Selby, formerly of Philip, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center in Selby.
Charlotte Mae Gerdon was born January 31, 1931 on the family homestead south of Belvidere to Robert and Pearl E. (Voss) Gerdon. She grew up in Belvidere attending school through 11th grade and later receiving her GED from Philip High School of which she was very proud of.
She was united in marriage to Willis Blom on June 3, 1948 in Murdo, South Dakota, and to this union three children were born: Lloyd James in 1949, Colleen Mae in 1952, and Myrna Lee in 1956. The family moved to Philip in 1956, where Charlotte babysat and was a homemaker. Charlotte took a job as a cook at the Philip High School for several years as she loved to cook. In 1970 she began a housekeeping position at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. She finished her working career as a caregiver at the Silver Leaf Assisted Living Center in Philip.
Charlotte enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, gardening, helping Willis with the Haakon County Prairie Transportation Bus, time with her grandkids and family at the cabin on Sheridan Lake and their dancing trips at Canyon Lake Senior Center.
Survivors include one son Lloyd Blom (Diane) of Mobridge; two daughters, Colleen Taylor (Russ Brown) of Fairfax, and Myrna Kary (Jim) of Bullhead City, Arizona; nine grandchildren Misty Davis, Melanie Mertz, Brady Blom, Monica Jons, Donnie Taylor, Charles Taylor, Molly Sybesma, Ben Kary, and Matt Kary; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one brother Roscoe Gerdon of San Manuel, Arizona; one brother-in-law Bob Ufen of Colton; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband Willis in 2015; her parents; a grandson Jeremiah Kary; a son-in-law Donald Taylor; and three sisters Myrna Gerdon in infancy, Mardell Ufen, and LaVonne (Milton) Foreman.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Graveside services will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere, South Dakota.
A luncheon and reception will follow the graveside services at the Belvidere Community Hall.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.