Edith Alice BlackwellFebruary 24, 1922 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 95)
Edith Alice Blackwell completed her life’s journey on December 3, 2017. She was born on February 24, 1922 in Seneca, NM, where her family homesteaded in 1907. Edith was one of eight children born to Garrett and Lucy Blackwell. Her brother, Bert Blackwell and his wife, Barbara, along with a number of nieces and nephews, survive Edith. Her family and her friends at Manzano Del Sol and St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church community will miss her smile. In her quiet way, Edith enjoyed being with her friends and family. She was a loyal friend and loved her family. Edith attended schools in Seneca and Clayton, NM, and Baylor University. She took pride in her work as a secretary at the school administration offices in Clayton, Las Cruces, and Albuquerque. Edith enjoyed music, and when she was able, playing the piano. Her family is especially grateful for the care she had at Manzano Del Sol, and for her friend and caregiver, Tara Graham.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services celebrating Edith’s life will be held Monday, December 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m., in the chapel at Manzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma Ave. NE, with Pastor Rachael Powell officiating. A reception in the Courtyard Café will follow the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 211 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.