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Elizabeth Patricia Blackburn Poleviyaoma

Elizabeth Patricia Blackburn Poleviyaoma

Dec 29, 1944 - Sep 20, 2012
Elizabeth Patricia Blackburn Poleviyaoma, 68, of Provo, Utah and formerly of the Wind River Reservation died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

A wake and prayer service will be Monday evening, September 24, 2012, 60 C’Hair Lane the home of Mary Ann Duran. Rosary and wake will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 100 C’Hair Lane the home of Frances Blackburn. Funeral mass will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.

Elizabeth Patricia was born December 29, 1944 to Joseph Thomas Blackburn, Sr., and Viola C’Hair. She attended St. Stephen’s schools and lived in the Arapahoe area where here family is from.

She was baptized at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and also attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah.

She married William J. C’Hair. Together they had five daughters. They later divorced. She later married Virgil Poleviyaoma and had one daughter. They later divorced.

Elizabeth had resided in Salt Lake City for over 30 years. She worked as a CNA at St. Joseph’s Villa in addition to being a homemaker and raising her daughters. Her family said she was a hard worker providing for her family and enjoyed living in Salt Lake City. Later she resided at the Tower Rehabilitation and nursing care center in Provo. Her family said during her stay in the care center she was very outgoing and sociable.

Her family said she enjoyed her grandchildren and being with her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Annie C’Hair, Wilhelmina Underwood, Sandra C’Hair, and Carolina Chacon; three sisters, Frances Blackburn, Jane Dewey, and Angela Blackburn; three brothers, Joseph Thomas Blackburn, Jr., Melvin Roy Blackburn, and Freeman J. Blackburn; aunts, Bernice Emarthle, Alice Molash, and Patricia Snook, uncle, Kenneth Blackburn, Sr.; companion of 18 years, Les Paul; 19 grandchildren, Yolanda C’Hair, Sheldon Bell, Jr., John Underwood, Jr., Stevie Underwood, Audrey Underwood, Jordan Franklin, Linh Nguyen, Joey, Rex, Travis, Joseda all C’Hair, J.R. Smith, Rosio, Jose, Andrea, Lorrita, Angel, and Edith all Chacon, and Stephen C’Hair; and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Viola C’Hair; father, Joseph Blackburn, Sr.; step mother, Lucy Blackburn; grandfather, Seth Blackburn; daughters, Lorreta Kaye and Corrina Faye C’Hair; brothers, Stoney, Sr. and Patrick Blackburn, Sr.; sisters, Elvita Haskins and Emily Rose Blackburn; aunt, Catherine Joy Shakespeare; uncles, Howard, Charles, Linus, John, Edward and James Blackburn.