JLucija Blatchens of Harleysville died peacefully on December 18, 2016 at her home. She was 90 years old and the wife of the late Karlis Blatchens, who passed away in 2006.
Born in Latvia, she immigrated to Canada after World War II and in 1961 she moved to the United States.
Her last employment was with Insurance Services Office in Philadelphia, where she was a commercial lines insurance clerk. She was an active member in her church and was an avid cook and enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by her daughter, Ruta Ore, husband, Vilnis and her granddaughter, Tija Budkevics.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on December 23, 2016 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 10 a.m., until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lucija’s name may be made to: St. John Latvian Lutheran Church, 301 North Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073.