Gayl “Abey” Jeannette Blom, 84, of Union, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at her residence. A Funeral Service will be held at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00pm.
Gayl was born on January 23, 1935 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota to Hollis and Ida (Curtiss) Thygeson. She attended Upper Columbia Academy near Spokane, WA. Upon returning home to Minnesota, she married Clayton Blom and had three children, Goldie, LaRhonda, and Billy Joe. They lived in Minnesota until 1966, when the family moved to the Northwest living in Washington and Oregon. Her later years have been spent in Union, OR on her farm on High Valley Road.
Gayl is survived by her children, Golda Miller, of Union, OR, LaRhonda Clayville (Dean Robins) of Bonney Lake, WA, and Billy Joe Blom of Sandy, OR; brothers, Dwayne Thygeson of Thief River Falls, MN, and Vernon Thygeson of Middle River, MN; sister, Sharon Deogny of Raleigh, NC; 5 grandchildren, Beau Miller, Lance Miller, Chelsea Miller, Nathaniel (Erin) Clayville and Nicholas (Amanda) Clayville, and 7 great grandchildren, Ryder and Joslyn Miller, Payton and Kyndle Bowers, Presley Miller, Rowan and Haven Clayville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hollis and Ida and husband, Clayton Blom.