Obituaries » Barbara Joy Blood
May 7, 1920 - September 22, 2018
Barbara Joy Blood, 98, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Sandpoint United Methodist Church with Pastor Pearl Whistler officiating.
Barbara was born on May 7, 1920 in Elgin, Nebraska to Ralph and Mary Whitmore. She grew up and attended schools in Nebraska, graduating from Sunol High School in 1939. Her family moved to Sandpoint where she met and later married Irvin Blood on November 27, 2941.
Barbara’s philosophy was that “Everyone makes their own happiness.” She attended night school at Spokane Community College and earned a degree in Hospital Food Service. Barbara worked for Bonner General Hospital for 28 years, retiring as kitchen supervisor in 1982.
She has been a member of the Sandpoint United Methodist Church for 77 years, in addition, the Red Hat Society, Ladies Auxiliary VFW, TOPS, and was a Woman of Wisdom in 2003. She enjoyed the county fair, volunteered at the soup kitchen for years and enjoyed quilting and decorating cakes.
She is survived by her three sons David (Freida) Blood of Medical Lake, WA, Dan (Cindy) Blood of Sandpoint, ID, and Jerry (Honda) Blood of Careywood, ID; five grandchildren Chris, Kami, Daneil, Joshua, and Leon; eight great grandchildren Halle, Sienna, Reagan, Lars, Leif, Karl, Tesla, and Jerry.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Irvin Blood, grandson Nathan Blood, three sisters Hope Jones, Esther Reed, and Jean Evans, and one brother Hugh Whitmore.