Julia C. "Judy" (Waggett) Bloom, 92, of S. 7th St., DuBois, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center. She was the loving wife of the late Neil G. "Tucker" Bloom, whom she married at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, DuBois, PA on September 7, 1942. He preceded her on March 14, 2000.
Born on October 13, 1918 in DuBois, she was a daughter of the late Homer B. and Effie (Salada) Waggett. She was a graduate of Sandy High School and DuBois Business College where she earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration. She was employed by Penn-Traffic and handled the payroll until she retired in 1983. Julia was a faithful member of the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church in Grampian, PA.
Julia was in the Eastern Star, DuBois Chapter and belonged to the Ta-Wa-Si, the Little "r", Young at Heart and Good Samaritan with Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, and taught Sunday School at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church. She belonged to the Penn Grange #534 in Grampian and volunteered for Retired Senior Volunteer Program and DuBois Regional Medical Center. Julia enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, working on crossword puzzles and plants. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons, Gordon Bloom and his wife Barbara of Richmond, VA and Homer Bloom and his wife, Lori of Conneaut Lake, PA; three daughters, Lois Wriglesworth and her husband, Joe of Grampian, PA, Kaye Thomas and her husband, Alvin of Falls Creek, PA and Linda Spencer and her husband, Brian of Falls Creek, PA; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Also Surviving is a sister, Anna Sugden and her husband, Robert of Tacoma Park, MD.
In addition to her husband, Neil and her parents, Julia is preceded in death by a grandson, Jamie Miles; a brother, Earl Waggett; and four sisters, Ethel Postlethwait, Helen Petley, Hazel Hernholm and Althea Smith.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church in Grampian, PA at 11:00am with her pastor, Rev. Emmit Anderson officiating.
Friends will be received at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, DuBois, PA on Monday, March 7, 2011 from 2 to 4:00pm and 6 to 8:00pm. An additional viewing will be held at the church on Tuesday morning at 10:00am. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Grampian, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to DuBois-Jefferson Special Olympics, P.O. Box 37, Brookville, PA 15825 or Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box G, Grampian, PA. 16838 .
On-line condolences may be made at www.mohney-yargarfuneralchapel.com or www.mem.com.