Bladorn was born in Hardy, Nebraska on December 4, 1934 to
Dale and Hazel Patterson. She passed away on Tuesday, January
19, 2016 at home in the care of her family.
She was 81 years old.
Frieda moved with
her family to Salem in 1946.
It was in Salem that she met Richard “Dick” Bladorn,
who, on April 14, 1952 became her loving husband.
Together they raised five children.
Frieda worked at
American Trust Banking in San Francisco, First National Bank
in Portland, and the SAIF building coffee shop in Salem.
After retirement, she and Dick volunteered with the
Mobile Missionaries Assistance Program for 14 years.
She enjoyed traveling, baking and spending time with
her family and friends. She
was “Gramma” to not only her own grandchildren, but the
friends of her grandchildren too.
She welcomed them all as her own.
She was very active with Calvary Baptist Church in
Salem, where she was a longtime member. Her church family gave
her much joy and she was well known there for her cookie
contribution to any event that required cookies!
Frieda is survived
by her husband of 63 years, her five children, 15
grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, her brother Don, sister
Dee, and many extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her sister Linda.
A celebration of
life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 1230 Liberty St.
SE, Salem, on February 6, at 12:30 PM.
Contributions in her
memory may be made to: Rainbow Acres, 2120 Reservation Loop
Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-8408.
Arrangements entrusted to Weddle
Funeral Services, Stayton.