Louise J. Bloom, 57, an Amarillo, Texas resident, formerly of Valentine, went home to be with the Lord, September 23, 1984. She passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born Feb. 26, 1927 at Merna to Bert E. and Grace M. [Simms] Cozad. Her entire childhood was spent in the Wood Lake Community. She attended grade school there and then went to Ainsworth High School graduating with a teacher’s certificate. Louise then taught school for two years in rural schools around Wood Lake. On Nov. 29, 1947, at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine, Louise was united in marriage to George Allen Bloom of Wood Lake.

Born to this union were two children: Rosita Louise Seagraves, Bridgeport, Tex.; George Allen Bloom, Jr., Amarillo, Tex. Louise worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. 10 years and at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo for 15 years. She was a dedicated, faithful, loyal employee.

The Westminster Presbyterian Church of Amarillo was her church home where worshipping her Savior was very important to her. Her pastors found her to be a special witness of her faith. She was totally dedicated to her family and friends. She gave her all to their needs and asked nothing in return. She was the epitome of being wife and mother. She was precious and the very best the Lord could have given us.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bert Ernest Cozad; mother, Grace Mary Cozad; two brothers, John Cozad and Ronald Cozad from the Wood Lake community.

Surviving Louise are her husband, George A. Bloom of Amarillo; two children, Rosita Louise Seagraves, Bridgeport, TX and George Allen Bloom, Jr. of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Paul Meredith II and Rasena Louise Seagraves; Rosita’s husband, Paul M. Seagraves, all of Bridgeport; one sister, Helen O’Kief, two brothers, Kenneth Cozad and Eldon Cozad; George’s mother, Esther Bloom, all of the Wood Lake and Valentine area.

She leaves many more relatives and so many, many wonderful friends. She will always be missed, but her life’s example will remain with us always.

Services for Louise Bloom were held September 27, 1984 at Wood Lake Union Church with Rena Ouding officiating. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Wood Lake. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was in charge of the arrangements.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman