Estella Hendrickson

Estella Hendrickson

6/23/1922 - 3/14/2014

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Estella Evelyn (Blomquist) Hendrickson, of Sheridan and formerly of the Washington, D. C., area, passed away at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on March 14, 2014.Estella was born of Finnish parents in Quincy, Mass., in 1922 and was reared in Brooklyn, N. Y. She attended public schools and was graduated from Washington Irving High School in Manhattan. After her marriage in 1945 to Leonard Hendrickson, she and her husband lived in Bloomfield, N. J., and Hancock, Mich., before settling in Takoma Park, Md., where they reared ten children and lived for the remainder of their married life. After the death of her husband in 2007, Estella moved to Sheridan, where three of her sons were then living. She lived at Sugarland Ridge and later with her son Don.Estella was predeceased by her mother, Elina Wainionpaa Blomquist; her father, Aarne J. Blomquist; a brother, Arnold J. Blomquist; sisters Naimie Viola Berg, Esther J. Foster, and Eileen Olivia Huegel; and a great-granddaughter, Ava Marie Alholinna.Estella is survived by one sister, Thelma V. Marttinen, Wilmington, N. C.; two brothers, Theodore V. Blomquist, Mount Airy, Md., and Larry L. Blomquist, Newfield, N. Y.; two daughters, Eileen Estelle (Tarmo) Alholinna, Howell, Mich., and Sarah Rebecca (Ted) Scheffler, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and eight sons, Theodore Leonard (Brigid), San Clemente, Calif., Frederic Charles (Anna-Lena), Vettasjarvi, Sweden, Don Michael, Sheridan, Wyo., Joel Eugene (Annie), Big Horn, Wyo., Clark Evan, Colstrip, Mont., Alfred Isaac (Rhonda), Sheridan, Wyo., Red E. C. (Kathy), Story, Wyo., and Benjamin John (Laura) Hendrickson, Elkton, Md. She is also survived by 42 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.Estella was sociable and loved people and had scores of friends in America and Scandinavia with whom she corresponded. She loved writing, traveling, cooking, and sewing. During her years in the Washington area she took countless numbers of people to see the sights in the nation’s capital. Estella was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, she and her husband served Christian friends and relatives in their home in Takoma Park for many years.Funeral Services for Estella will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church in Newark, DE with interment in the Parklawn Memorial Park,  Rockville, MD.Memorials to honor Estella may be made to the Hospice of the Big Horns, 1401 W. 5th St., Sheridan, WY 82801.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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