Ed Blum and his family are sad to announce the passing of their dear wife, mother, and grandmother Lydia ‘Lee’ Blum on Sunday, July 2nd, 2023.
The memorial service will be held at 10am on the 12th of July at Bethany Lutheran Church located at 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80113. Lead Pastor Gary Sandberg will be officiating. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow the service. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bethany Lutheran Church.
Lee was born in Bobingen, Germany on October 7th, 1948. She graduated from high school in Cleveland, Ohio and continued on to receive a Bachelor degree from Ohio University and her teaching qualification in the State of Ohio and Colorado.
Lee was married to Edward Thomas Blum on August 30, 1969; they were married 54 wonderful years.
Lee worked as an Early Childhood Education Director for Steele Co-op Preschool, Joy Lutheran Preschool, and managed multiple childcare centers for the Denver Rescue Mission. She retired from the Association of General Contractors of Colorado as their Education Director and during her time there founded Construction Career Days to introduce Colorado Highschoolers to careers in the construction industry. She was given a commendation from Governor Bill Ritter for the impact this initiative had on the young people of Colorado.
She was a talented seamstress, hostess, cook, baker, and swimmer. She was a head official for United States Swimming, owned her own sewing company, and was also actively involved at her church. She was a doting mother and grandmother to her grandchildren and travelled regularly to London, England.
Lee is survived by her husband, Ed, her two children, Jennifer and Tim, and her six grandchildren, Natalie, Olivia, Thomas, Eleanor, Penelope, and Antigone and other family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her and her infectious smile and warmth.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Bethany Lutheran Church.
The family of Lydia Rose Blum wishes to thank Bethany Lutheran Church and the Denver Hospice for all the care and peace they brought to Lee.