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Monica Blackburn - St. Louis
Monica Sean Blackburn-St. Louis, 53, died Nov. 5, 2007, at Providence Alaska Medical Center after a long battle with diabetes.
Monica was born June 29, 1954, in Los Angeles, to Richard and Evelyn Marie Blackburn. She married her first husband, her childhood love, Gilbert Sanchez, and had the first two of three children. She worked as an insurance underwriter until 1992 when she moved to Alaska. She married Edward St. Louis II in 1990.
Monica came to Alaska in 1992 with her youngest son. She worked at Michaels Arts and Crafts, where she was surrounded by the crafts she loved to do.
In her retirement, Monica enjoyed scrapbooking, crocheting beauitful blankets, and reading about and working with arts and crafts. Monica loved to watch and collect memoriabilla from "I Love Lucy," work in her garden, play with her granddaughters and spend time with her family. Most importantly, she loved to worship and praise God.
"Monica loved those close to her dearly, and that love was endless," her family wrote. "She lived to take care of her family, and wanted nothing but the best for her three children. She had a kind heart, and believed that every day was a gift from God."
She is survived by her son, Gilbert Kristopher Sanchez of California; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly-Jo and Jeffrey Herzog of Anchorage; son, Edward Charles St. Louis III of Anchorage; husband, Edward Charles St. Louis II of Anchorage; granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Savannah of Anchorage, and Karisma of California; brothers, Richard and Patrick of Alaska, Michael and Kevin of New Mexico; sisters, Jill Batterby of Washington and Maureen Jenkins of California; and her first husband, Gilbert Sanchez of Alaska.
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