|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1947|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 2013|
Santa Clara County
Dorothy Blum passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2013 after a short illness. Always a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and friend, she died in the company of those she loved so much who were with her every day until the end. She is survived by her husband, Jim, her children, Derek Munoz, Mark Munoz, Mark Blum, and Mitchell Blum, and her grandchildren, Erica Munoz and Kylie Munoz. Dorothy came from a large family and was preceded in death by her parents, Andres and Antonia Candelaria, and her brothers John and Gil; she is survived by nine siblings, Martin, Louise Quintero, Andres, Joe, Rick, Arnold, Charles, Ernie, and Antoinette Mendoza. One of the joys of her life was the close relationship she cherished with her many nieces and nephews and their children—in many ways, her youthful spirit made it seem she was more their age than her own.
Dorothy was born in Gallup, New Mexico and lived there until she was ten when her family moved to California. She graduated from San Jose High School after which she worked for various tech companies in Silicon Valley, among them Caelus Memories (where she met her husband), Spectra Physics, and IBM. Before retiring in 2007, she worked for fifteen years as the office lease manager at the historic Bank of America office building in downtown San Jose.
Dorothy was an accomplished interior decorator and her home was her treasured canvas. She was always ready to help her friends and family with color selections, room arrangement, and finding that perfect piece of furniture. She also was a volunteer for the Willow Glen Home Tour. She loved backpacking and skiing with her family, shopping with friends and granddaughters, and traveling with her husband and niece with whom she visited more than sixteen countries throughout Asia and Europe.
This warm, wonderful, caring woman will remain in the thoughts and hearts of all who knew her.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on April 30, 2013
Created by: J
Record added: May 01, 2013
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