Idaho State Journal, 05/07/12
LOGAN, Utah — Marie Coburn Blauer, of Logan, Utah, returned to her Heavenly Father on May 4, 2012, at the end of her natural life. Born on February 25, 1935, in Smithfield , Utah, Marie was the ninth and youngest child of Celia Hill and Fred Leatham Coburn. She spent her childhood in Oxford, Idaho, where her father farmed, and she graduated from West Side High School in 1953. Later that year, she married Rex Price Waldron in the Logan Temple. Marie and Rex raised their family of four daughters and two sons in Samaria, Idaho. They were later divorced. In 1989, Marie married John Rodney Blauer in River Heights, Utah. On Valentine’s Day in 1991 they were sealed in the Logan Temple.
Marie excelled as a homemaker, and baking, crocheting and embroidering were among her talents. She will be remembered as an accomplished seamstress, a wonderful cook, and the creator of many beautiful things.
A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marie was dedicated to LDS Church history and genealogy. Through her countless hours of work, she helped her family know and appreciate their pioneer heritage.
Marie’s family wishes to thank Dr. Brian Carlson and the staff of Sunshine Terrace in Logan, Utah. We rejoice in the freedom she now enjoys.
Marie is survived by all six of her children: Celia (John) Warburton, of Iona, Idaho; Lana (Rob) Perisho, of Kokomo, Indiana; Trudy Waldron, of Orlando, Florida; Vicky (Charles) Campbell, of Alpine, Utah; Layne Waldron, of Kelso, Washington; and Jed (Pam) Waldron, of Millville, Utah. She’s also survived by brothers Melvin Coburn, of Deweyville, Idaho, and Seth (Delores) Coburn, of Downey, Idaho; and her sister Colleen (Bryce) Sorenson, of Rigby, Idaho; 15 grandchildren, and 3 greatgrandchildren.
Marie was reunited with her husband John, her parents, her brothers Lew, Leon, Carl and Jack Coburn, and her sister Lucille Gyllenskog.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 9, at Nelson Funeral Home in Logan, Utah. Friends may call one hour before the service, as well as on Tuesday evening, May 8th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Marie will be buried at River Heights Cemetery.