Maria Emma Bloxham, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully in Sandy, Utah on January 11, 2024. Born on September 28, 1937, to Eulogio and Luisa Hernandez. She met her beloved husband Terrell Bloxham, in Fresno, California. They married June 25th 1960, In the Los Angeles California temple. Together they raised their two children, Dean and Tamra. Emma's life was filled with love, joy, and a deep commitment to her family and community.
Emma had a deep passion for education, devoting herself to teaching elementary school children throughout her career. She shared her knowledge and kindness in schools across Utah and Idaho, including Roosevelt, Moab, Sandy and Inkom. Emma's dedication to her students went beyond the classroom; she made everyone feel like they could accomplish anything they set their minds to. Her infectious smile and comforting presence created a learning environment that shaped the lives of countless children.
Graduating from Utah State University was one of Emma's proudest accomplishments. Despite the challenges that life presented along the way, she never lost sight of her dream and obtained her college degree later in life. This achievement was a testament to her determination and unwavering spirit.
Family was at the center of Emma's heart. She adored spending time with her loved ones and cherished every moment together. She had the uncanny ability to make you feel like you were the most important person in the world. Family gatherings were of great importance to her – they were occasions filled with laughter, love, and shared memories to be treasured forever. Emma enjoyed lunch out with friends, fostering relationships, and creating new memories.
Emma leaves behind a legacy of love that will continue to shine through those who survive her: Terrell Bloxham, her loving husband; her devoted children Dean (Kristy) Bloxham and Tamra Bloxham (Tom Deis), her cherished siblings; Della Paul, Irma Conrad, Emily (Bob) Spackman, Hector (Betty) Hernandez, Diana (Jim) Langford, Lila (John) Macfarlane - Her grandchildren; Megan (Court) Pace, Reilly (Camille) Kelly-Bloxham, Caden Bloxham, Tyson (Natalie) Bloxham, and four great-grandchildren. Her presence in their lives brought immeasurable joy and warmth that will forever be cherished.
Emma is preceded in death by her parents Eulogio and Lusia Hernandez, her brother Jared Hernandez and brother-in-laws Joe Paul and Byrad Conrad, and sister Emerle Hernandez.
In addition to her immediate family, Emma will be dearly missed by her extended family and friends. She touched the hearts of many with her kind spirit, compassionate nature, and uplifting personality. Emma had a remarkable ability to make those around her feel valued and loved, leaving an indelible mark on everyone she encountered.
As we mourn the loss of Emma, let us also celebrate the incredible life she lived. She taught us the importance of love, kindness, and resilience. Her memory will continue to inspire all who knew her to live their lives with the same unwavering dedication to family, community, and personal growth.
Rest in eternal peace mom, knowing the profound impact you had on your friends, family and the world around you.
Funeral services will be Monday January 22nd at the LDS chapel on 2400 Alta Canyon Drive, Sandy UT.
Interment Mountian View Cemetery 3115 E. 7800 S. Cottonwood Heights