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Meredith Blake

February 5, 1940 — October 11, 2022

Meredith N. Blake, 82, our loving mother, sister, and grandmother passed away peacefully in her home on October 11, 2022. She was born February 5, 1940, in Redding Massachusetts to Parker and Virginia Nicholson. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with her family on December 15, 1956. Meredith married Gary J. Blake in the St. George Temple June 24, 1960.

Meredith and Gary raised their 5 children in West Valley City. Throughout that time, she held many callings but enjoyed the ones where she could be in the background making a few calls and interacting with people one on one. She was well known for her artistic abilities that were displayed every holiday as a mural painted on her large front picture window or in the many Afghans that she crocheted for others. She taught these skills to her children and grandchildren who wanted to learn.

Meredith had a group of friends, the "golden girls" who got together on a regular basis for years and were a great strength to her especially after Gary passed away in 2013. She loved to follow her kids and grandkids on Facebook and often posted messages to them when she was up sleepless in the middle of the night.

Meredith's heart belonged to her family and her presence can still be felt around us. She is survived by her children Michael (Sheryl) Blake, Lianne (Wade) Rowsell, Kenyon (Cathy) Blake, Damond Blake, Donnell Blake; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews; brothers Karl (Maxilyn) Nicholson, Bruce (Vicky) Nicholson, and Keith (Connie) Nicholson.

Preceded in death by her loving husband Gary J. Blake; and her parents Parker & Virginia Nicholson.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 17, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at the Jordan North Stake Center, 3900 South 4000 West, West Valley City Utah. There will be a viewing from 10:00 am until 10:45 am. There will also be a viewing at McDougal Funeral Home on Sunday evening October 16, 2022, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.

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