FAIRVIEW/PRICE-Edythe Chelestina Blackburn, 85, of Fairview died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010.
Edythe was born Oct. 2, 1924 in Helper to Mike and Lena Cognien Bergera. She spent her childhood in Gordon Creek, attended Notre Dame Catholic School and graduated from Carbon High School. Edythe graduated with a Registered Nursing Degree from Holy Cross School of Nursing in Salt Lake City. She moved back to Price and went to work in the Price Hospital.
While she was working there, she met her husband, Harold L. "Blackie" Blackburn. They were married on Dec. 7, 1942 in Clawson. Harold and Edythe moved to Hiawatha and then to Carbonville where they lived until 1960 when they moved to Fairview.
Edythe worked as a nurse for Dr. Hubbard and Dr. Ruggeri, DDS until she moved to Fairview.
Edythe was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, who always enjoyed spending time with her family. Edythe was very proud of her Italian heritage. She had a wonderful sense of humor
Survivors include her husband, Harold Blackburn, Fairview; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike (Nikki) Blackburn, Gary (Cindy) Blackburn all of Grand Junction, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Michelle, Chris, Jason, Nicole, Heather, Andrea and Gary Shane; 15 great grandchildren; one nephew and his wife, Gregg (Helen) Larsen; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clarence (Blanche) Blackburn, Que (Barbara) Blackburn, Merlin (Jerry) Blackburn and Blain (Merlina) Blackburn. She was preceded in death by her father, Mike, mother, Lena, sister and her husband, Mary and Kay Larsen.
A Rosary will be recited on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Price. The funeral will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. also at the mortuary with the Rev. Athanasios Emmert celebrating. Family will receive friends at Mitchell's Friday evening at 6 p.m. and Saturday two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Price City Cemetery. Online condolences can be shared at mitchellfuneralhome.net.