Lynda (Claypool) Blomgren |

Lynda (Claypool) Blomgren

Lynda Joyce (Claypool) went home to fly with the angels on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, after a lengthy battle with cancer (lymphoma). Her husband, Len, was at her side. Lynda was 72 years young.

Lynda was born in Silt, CO, on Feb. 08, 1941 to Burt and Lucy (Cozza) Claypool. She was born at home in the old “Raley house”. Lynda was the only child of the union. She has two older siblings, Peter Linker and Barbara (Linker) Myers.

Lynda went to Silt-area schools and was never fond of it! She always wanted to be a grown up. Lynda always looked up to her older brother. She called him her protector because of an incident in her early school days and she loved to watch him comb his perfect crew cut when they got older. Lynda loved and admired her older sister, Barbara. She taught Lynda how to walk in heels and do her hair! They were very close growing up. Lynda had a wicked sense of humor and loved to kid and joke.

Lynda married at a young age and had three sons. In 1976, she met Len Blomgren and they married in a private home ceremony on Dec. 20, 1980 in Las Vegas, NV., where they would spend most of the next 38 years together. Len was the ‘love of her life’ through good times and bad.

Lynda had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She and her oldest son sang in local churches from Rifle to Glenwood. She also worked as a waitress in local restaurants. Lynda was on the planning committee for the first Silt Hey Days. The boys tell stories about decorating the floats, and there must have been a million napkins …. Lynda loved her pets and had them her entire life. She also loved collecting bears. Len and Lynda were members of the VFW.

Lynda is survived by her husband Len Blomgren of Las Vegas, NV.; her sons: Greg (Glenda) Wesley of Rifle, CO., Roger Wesley of Silt, CO, Peter Wesley of Las Vegas, NV.; and stepdaughter Tamara Blomgren of MN; grandson Kenny Wesley of Boulder, CO, and great-granddaughter Niah Wesley of Silt, CO; brother Peter Linker of Sacramento, CA; sister Barbara (Linker) Myers of Northglenn, CO; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended families, and pets.

Lynda was preceded in death by her father Burt Claypool (1998) and mother Lucy (Cozza) Claypool (2003).

Cremation has taken place and the family will bring Lynda home this summer when a memorial will be held in her honor. A notice will be published at that time.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the local Friends For Life nonprofit organization.

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