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Lily Rasmussen - July 14, 2009


Lily Mae (Jones) Rasmussen, 87, died July 14, 2009. Funeral service was held July 18 at Harvest Baptist Church in Ovid, with Pastor Mark Baker officiating. Interment followed in Hillside Cemetery in Julesburg.

Lily was born in Stratton July 5, 1922. She married Julian (Jay) Rasmussen Sept. 3, 1938. She worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant for over 40 years, with most of those years served at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke.

When she wasn’t working, one could find Lily with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent many hours with them at the pool or on picnics. On hot summer days, she enjoyed sharing fresh chilled watermelon under a shade tree with her loved ones gathered around her. Lily loved to spend time with her family, and she will be greatly missed.

Lily is preceded in death by her husband Jay and her parents Alfred and Louise Jones.

Survivors include two brothers, Ron and Ken; two sisters, Verla and Lila; son, Larry and his wife Dollie Rasmussen of San Diego, Calif.; daughters, Kay and her husband Lyle Blochowitz of Julesburg and Dona and her husband Clyde Steffens of Montrose; six grandchildren, Bob and Connie Brown of Boise, Idaho, Kyle and Jennifer Blochowitz of Chappell, Neb., Kody and Heidi Blochowitz of Ovid, Alicia Steffens of Montrose, Tiffany Steffens of Los Angeles, Calif. and Megan Steffens of Montrose; and eight great-grandchildren, Athena, Ashley and Autumn Brown, Noah, Gavin and Aleah Blochowitz and Karsen and Emeri Blochowitz.

Memorials sent will be used by the family in honor of Lily for Regent Park Care Center in Holyoke, where she resided the last few months. Cards and gifts can be sent to Kay Blochowitz, 20821 C.R. 28, Julesburg, CO 80737. Austin-Tennant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.