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Obituary for Mrs. Marjorie Estelle Blodgette

February 12, 1922 - July 22, 2017
Fairview Park, Ohio | Age 95

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend


BLODGETTE, Marjorie Estelle (nee Krause), slipped away peacefully to join her cherished husband, Weldon G. Blodgette, D.D.S., on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Her beloved daughters, Pamela Marjorie Blodgette Griffith (Richard), and Kristen Estelle Blodgette Allen (Lawrence), were by her side. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lt. Brittany Kristen Griffith Haden, USN (Capt. Frederick M. Haden, III, USMC), Tristan Blodgette Griffith (Whitney McPhie Griffith) and Emma Rose Blodgette Atherton. Mimi, as she was named by her grandchildren, was born on February 12, 1922, at home, on Cleveland's west side, the daughter of Chester W. and Emma Estelle Krause. Through her mother's side of her family she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She attended John Marshall High School, graduating in 1939. She met Weldon, also known as "Red", on a blind date in August, 1945, and accepted his proposal of marriage on that very same night. They were married five years later. Marjorie worked through their engagement, including a number of years at Alcoa, to put Weldon through dental school at Western Reserve University. They married immediately upon Weldon's graduation and spent the next two years happily living in San Francisco during his service in the Public Health Service, where he was primarily assigned to provide dental care to the inmates at Alcatraz. They returned home to Cleveland in 1952 and Marjorie continued her life's work as a cherished wife, mother and homemaker while Weldon set up his dental practice on the west side of Cleveland. They built a home in Fairview Park where they lived through their 57 years of marriage. After Weldon's death, she remained at the home they referred to as "Heaven on Earth" until she passed away. After being there for 65 years, was the last original homeowner on her block. Marjorie and Weldon were long time members of the Fairview Church in Fairview Park which became the center of many family activities over the years. Mimi and her family enjoyed over 20 years of annual family trips to the American Baptist Assembly at Greenlake, Wisconsin.
She and Weldon also enjoyed Broadway musicals and loved to follow Kristen to New York and each new city and country where Kristen opened a show. Marjorie most of all enjoyed quietly devoting her life to her husband, daughters and grandchildren. Feisty, funny, sweet, tough, loving and loved by many, Mimi saw a lot in her 95 years. She was always there for her family to provide loving guidance, support, wisdom and comforting helpful advice. Mimi's life was celebrated at a private graveside service at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery attended by her immediate family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to University Hospitals Hospice in loving memory of Marjorie Estelle Blodgette (and honoring Kathleen Cooper, R.N., who provided irreplaceable, divinely inspired, compassionate care and guidance to Mimi, Pamela and Kristen).

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