Carolyn Blair

Born in Robins, IA
Born on Dec 19, 1915
Departed on May 1, 2017

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Carolyn B Blair, 101, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Living Center East Nursing Home in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at Kenwood Park United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Carolyn was born December 19, 1915 in Robins, Iowa to G. Robert and Selma (Quaas) Hagerman.  She attended Marion High School (class of 1933) and Lenox Jr. College.  Carolyn was united in marriage to Merl Blair on June 10, 1941 at the Alburnett Methodist Church.   

She was employed at Younkers department store for 31 years.  Carolyn also taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade for the Viola school system.  She was a member of Kenwood United Methodist Church, Younkers Retirees Group, a 4-H Leader for 15 years, and the church organist/pianist for 42 years. Carolyn was a devoted and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Lois (Michael) Jones of Cedar Rapids; granddaughter, Michelle (John) Herbst of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Jeanette Maier of Marion; many nieces and nephews and her two beloved cats. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Merl Blair; a sister, Edith Lockwood and a brother, Robert Hagerman. 

A memorial in Carolyn’s name may be directed to Kenwood Park United Methodist Church: 175 34th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 or the C & W Rustic Hollow Shelter, Inc. P.O. Box 67, Nashua, Iowa 50658-0067.