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In Memory of

Brenda Kay Blumrick

April 13, 1956 - June 9, 2017

Obituary


Brenda Kay Blumrick graced Heaven with her warm and infectious smile on Friday, June 9, 2017. She absolutely adored her family and they will miss her immensely. Brenda was born on April 13, 1956 in Ganado, Texas to John Edward and Loriene Davis. Life was sweet and simple. Riding bikes, chasing fireflies and eating fried chicken at Grandmommy's on Sundays were the cornerstones of her childhood. Sadly, at the age of twelve Brenda found herself as the one of the "mother figures" in her little sister Wanda's life. Her mother, Loriene died in a tragic...

Brenda Kay Blumrick graced Heaven with her warm and infectious smile on Friday, June 9, 2017. She absolutely adored her family and they will miss her immensely. Brenda was born on April 13, 1956 in Ganado, Texas to John Edward and Loriene Davis. Life was sweet and simple. Riding bikes, chasing fireflies and eating fried chicken at Grandmommy's on Sundays were the cornerstones of her childhood. Sadly, at the age of twelve Brenda found herself as the one of the "mother figures" in her little sister Wanda's life. Her mother, Loriene died in a tragic car accident and the Davis Family was thrust into hardships that were unforeseen. Brenda, even with all the burdens she had to bear, was able to succeed academically, and became one of the high school twirlers who ceremoniously twirled her fire batons every homecoming game. After graduation, she secured a position with Anderson Greenwood that lasted for thirty plus years. Brenda met her husband, Ronald Blumrick at a dance held at Hilje Hall. As they two stepped around the dance floor to the tune of Silver Wings, Ronald stole her heart. They were married on October 2nd, 1976 - a union that would span four decades. The two worked hard and soon saved enough money to purchase a home. Life was good on Carvel Lane. Brenda and Ron developed close friendships with their neighbors. They were constantly getting together, whether it was a cookout, watching the Houston Oilers football games or climbing onto their roof to see the fireworks show at Sharpstown Mall on Fourth of July. In 1991, they moved to the beautiful neighborhood of Greatwood where again they would build lasting friendships with their treasured neighbors. As time passed, Brenda carried her share of burdens. Tragedy struck her family once again when her brother Johnny was killed in a motorcycle accident. After years and years of trying, Brenda had to come to term with the fact that she would not be able to have children. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she showered all of her love onto her cherished nieces, nephews and godchildren, affectionately earning the nickname of "Aunt B." They definitely brought out her silly side. Brenda had so much fun planning scavenger hunts, giving all the kids marshmallow guns for Christmas (even the teenagers) and doling gifts of twenty dollar bills cleverly packaged inside puzzles that were next to impossible to solve. Brenda and Ron were blessed with a full and busy life. Tailgating at the Texans games, attending Astros games (She was an AVID fan!!!), deep sea fishing, going to the theater, both dining out with and entertaining friends, and, most notably, rooting their Godchildren on at baseball games, track meets, ballet recitals and Nutcracker performances. Travel was also a passion of hers! Vacationing in Colorado, Cabo, California wine country, Arizona and most recently, Costa Rica, to name just a few of her excursions. When God touched Brenda on the head He must have just finished tending His own heavenly garden because her green thumb was nothing less than a divine talent. She could grow and nurture anything much like the loving attention she showered on her family and friends. Her love ran so deeply and those she cherished were truly never far from her thoughts. If anyone needed her, she was always available to lend a helping hand or shoulder to cry upon. Brenda was rare in this day and age since simple things truly made her happy....lunch with a friend, a beautiful sunset, a shooting star.... She was obsessed with shooting stars. While sitting outside at night at her vacation home in Canyon Lake, she was completely content patiently awaiting the next occurrence. In 2005 Brenda developed a new hobby and passion....marathon running. She joined her beloved running club, Fort Bend Fit and trained and ran the Houston Marathon, uncovering a talent that had been hidden for so many years. Brenda looked forward to those long Saturday morning runs where she would linger at Starbucks afterwards with her venti latte catching up with friends and planning strategies for upcoming races. She began entering races and winning awards in her age group, amassing a huge collection of trophies and medals. (Of course it is no surprise that she made countless new friends). Being the self-motivated and dedicated person that she is, Brenda set her sights on qualifying for the prestigious Boston Marathon, which she accomplished in 2007. It was her crowning glory. She continued running marathons and qualifying for Boston until in 2016, when unfortunately, she became sidelined by an injury. However, the friends and cherished memories were ones that were most near and dear to her heart. Brenda retired in 2014 and absolutely enjoyed the slower pace of life. She filled her days gardening, running, reading, walking her precious dog Sasha, chatting with her neighbors, volunteering with her friend Judy for Meals on Wheels, and spending time with Ron at Canyon Lake. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Loriene and John Edward Davis, and her brother, Johnny Davis. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Blumrick; brother, Larry Davis and his wife, Patty; sister, Jo Ann Dodds and her husband, Ricky; sister, Wanda Buxton and her husband, Chris; godchildren Spencer and Madeleine Buxton; nephews, Duane Davis, Garrett Davis, John Dodds, Andrew, Matthew and Benjamin Blumrick; nieces, Tammy Dodds, Christie Laxton, Lindsay Wiederhold, Misty Valdez, as well as her precious great-nieces and nephews. A visitation for Brenda will be held on Thursday, June15, 2017 from 4:00 - 7:00pm at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek in Sugar Land. Services are scheduled for Friday, June 16. 2017 at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond. Donations may be made in memory of Brenda to The American Heart Association (Dallas Branch).
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