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Carolyn Rose Blaue

January 31, 1933 - September 18, 2018
From: Royal, IA
Carolyn Rose Blaue

Carolyn Rose Blaue

Born: January 31, 1933
Died: September 18, 2018
Age: 85

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Carolyn Rose Blaue, the daughter of Dale and Ruth Doer Toland, was born January 31, 1933 in Ruthven, IA.  She received her education and graduated from Peterson High School in 1950.  She married Sheridan Hollman Blaue in 1951.  Carolyn attended the Barbizon School of Modeling in New York City, she later worked as a fashion model and helped to organize a modeling school in Des Moines.  While in New York City, she continued her study of music with Mrs. Charles Liebling and Mr. Vernon Gould, a graduate of Julliard School of Music.

     Carolyn has been a member of the GFWC since 1958.  She has served her club, the Royal Woman’s Federated Club, in various appointed offices and as president.   She has served as county chairman, county vice-chairman, Eighth District Vice-Director, Eighth District Director, teller for the 1978 convention election, state music chairman and music chairman for the GFWC International Convention held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1982.

     Church and community activities have been a priority with her.  She joined 4-H Girls Club at age 12 and went on to be a leader for many years.  Also, she was the recipient of the Clay County Iowa Honorary member award.

     She has served with the Regent DAR chapter and active in Heart Fund Drives and she operated a private music studio, teaching piano, organ and accordion.  Her students have been the recipients of many trophies from festivals and contests.  She was a member of several music associations.

    She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, been a youth counselor, served as officers of the local and Zone Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and church organist.  She also served as Music Chairman for the International LWML Convention in Ames in 1985.  Also, she was a member of the Iowa Historical Society and concert series.

     Carolyn is survived by her children: Mark (Jan) Blaue of San Antonio, TX, and Susan (Richard) Brenden of Sloan, IA; five grandchildren and their families: Dr. Barrett (Heidi) Blaue of New Braunfels, TX, and sons: Max, Dean and Wyatt; Mitchell (Stephanie) Blaue  of Memphis, TN, and son, Hudson and daughter, Emily;  Luke Brenden of Sioux City, IA, and daughter, Kiandra of Sergeant Bluff, IA; Jillian Brenden of Ankeny, IA, and Cole Brenden of Johnston, IA; other relatives and friends.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sheridan in 2012; brother, Dean Toland in 2008.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, September 24, 2018 at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to General Federation Of Women's Club for Scholarships
Pastor Paul Kaldahl
Luke Brenden
Cole Brenden
Jillian Brenden
Mitchell Blaue
Dr. Barrett Blaue
Will be held on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with the family present at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"The Lord's Prayer"
by Gary Klett
Congregational Hymns
"All Hail The Power"
"A Mighty Fortress"
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"
Organist, Glenn Henricksen
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:11 PM
“I just wanted to let everyone know that has looked at Mom's site, that she would have been so impressed by the kind words and been humbled by them. Debbie, I found the M & M picture & it looked like fun was had as always. Mom enjoyed life, her family, music and the Federated women. She made many friends through the years of which we are grateful for at this time. Mark & I and our families appreciate knowing that others will miss Mom as much as we do. Forever in our hearts and just one more piece of my heart that has gone before me to Heaven. Hold each other close & always tell others that you love them. Carolyn's daughter forever, Susan”
- Sue Blaue Brenden
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 4:48 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn's passing. We became friends when we both served on the GFWC Membership Committee. We both dressed up as giant M & M's at one GFWC convention for a membership workshop. We had so much fun together and would catch up with each other during the GFWC conventions. She was just the sweetest lady and the world is sadder without Carolyn in it. I pray for your strength as you live life without Carolyn in it.”
- Debbie Bach
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:22 AM
“So sorry for the loss of Carolyn. She was such an admirable member of GFWC and Mississippi Valley Region. She will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Rose M. Ditto, GFWC International Past President 2008-2010”
- Rose M. Ditto
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:21 AM
“I always enjoyed seeing Carolyn at the GFWC Mississippi Valley Region Conferences. She was a very special lady and will be missed by many.”
- Jan Jones
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:21 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Brenda Underwood
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:32 AM
“I am so sorry for you loss. As a fellow Federation member and also growing up near Atlantic, Iowa I feel a bond with Carolyn and her family and just wanted you all to know you are not alone in your sorrow and prayers.”
- Regina Mattox
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:32 AM
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend, Carolyn. We met through Federation but out friendship extended eve since. We did not see each other very often in the past few years but always kept in touch. She was a gracious, caring and beautiful woman and I shall miss her. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Dorothy Dimond”
- Dorothy Dimond
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:32 AM
“Carolyn was a very special GFWC lady and well respected by all. I was state president of Kansas in 1996-1998 so our lives passed many times.
So nice to know that she was trained at Barbizon Modeling School. My daughter Gini who is a member of GFWC Rainbow Club of Kansas also was
trained at Barbizon Modeling School in Topeka, Kansas during her high school days. We will miss Carolyn very much.”
- Prudence W Fager
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:03 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. Carolyn was such a sweet woman and I enjoyed our visits when I would see her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Tami Mugge Diekmann
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:38 AM
“Blaue Family,
Carolyn was my piano teacher for many years and lead me to several trophies. Seeing Carolyn was a highlight of my week growing up and I still cherish the time we spent together. Praying for peace and comfort in this time of sorrow.”
- Angie Hagedorn
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:38 AM
“Dear family and loved ones: please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,” comfort you at this most difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1: 3) - RC”
- Robert
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:37 AM
“Please know that the members of The General Federation of Women's Clubs are surrounding you with hugs and prayers during this sad time. Living the Volunteer Spirit, JOlie Frankfurth, GFWC Treasurer”
- Jolie Frankfurth
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 10:55 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. My sincere sympathy to her family. I taught accordion with Carolyn back in the early 60's at the North Spencer Mall. She was such a dear lady, and had a beautiful way of radiating Jesus in all she did. I had not seen her in recent years, but the few times I did, we always had a fun time catching up. It is a joy to know she is now reunited with her family in Heaven.”
- Charlene Radcliffe
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 3:53 PM
“I met Carolyn immediately following Sheridan's passing, and I have come to know her as a lovely lady, a fierce friend, and a proud and loving mother and grandmother! I am deeply saddened at her passing. I will miss her and her sense of humor as well as her sense of style! I send my deepest sympathies to her family.”
- Susanne Bicknese
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:53 AM
“Carolyn was a First Cousin and had a nice sense of humor. We have enjoyed a great relationship over the many years. Our deepest sympathy to Mark, Susan, and the extended families. It is the Blessed Assurance we have of the Eternal Glory that awaits those in Jesus after the earthly lives are over. ”
- Ardon and Nita Toland
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:49 AM
“We will miss
Carolyn! Our sympathy to her family at this time! She was a grand lady! May you feel the comfort of our Lord with his arms around you and know she is in his keeping!
- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:16 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about Carolyn's passing. She was such an elegant and strong woman, but yet very soft spoken! She always had a minute to catch up if she saw you at the store. She was so very sweet! May God wrap his arms around you all and guide you through this difficult time!! ”
- Bryan and Gayle Bailey
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“I've known Carolyn for several years as a member of the Ladies of the Lake DAR. She was a very conscientious member of our group and always took care of the DAR part of the Spencer Memorial Day ceremony. She will be missed. Mary Thunhorst-Regent”
- Mary Thunhorst
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8:03 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I worked with Carolyn in the GFWC/Iowa Women's Clubs. She was so knowledgeable and helpful. A great lady and she will be missed.”
- Karon Keefe-Dunbar
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:25 PM
“So sorry to hear of Carolyn's death. I knew her as a member of GFWC/Iowa. She was always a gracious and friendly person, with a little mischievousness thrown in. She will be missed by all who knew her through GFWC.”
- Bette Kuboushek
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:25 PM
“With shock, pain and grief we mourn our dear FIRST cousin, Carolyn Rose (Toland) Blaue. One week prior to her hospitalization, Carolyn sent "family" news. Dear cousin's loss is hard to bear. ”
- Sharon and Clark Toland
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:25 PM
“My heart is heavy as I have lost a very dear, life-long friend! To all her family, please know that I am there in spirt, sending lots of love and prayers your way.
She was indeed a fine lady and will be greatly missed. Our loss is heaven's gain! With deepest sympathy, Dick and Polly Phillips”
- Polly Phillips
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 2:34 PM
“To the Family of Carolyn~~ With a heavy heart after reading that Carolyn has passed, I send my deepest heartfelt condolences to you all. Carolyn was an extra special customer for many years resulting in a cherished friendship. I was always so worried when she would take off driving across the county to get to San Antonio every year. She told me this past Dec this would be her last driving trip, she was right. What an elegant, gently hearted woman she was! There is most certainly a very special place in Heaven where dearest Carolyn will spend eternity. ”
- Dawn---Kapco Pack and Ship
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