Betty Jane Burgin Blomberg
Betty Jane Burgin Blomberg, 86, passed away on May 1, 2015 at her Serenity Garden home in Texas. She was the sister of the late Charles Burgin and Albert E. Burgin Jr.
Betty was born on November 23, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the daughter of Albert E. Burgin and Hazel Freeman. She graduated from Paschal High School and attended and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in Art. She worked briefly as a teacher in Japan, teaching English to elementary school students in the 1950’s. When she moved to San Francisco in the 1960’s, she became an interior designer and was an active member of ASID, American Society of Interior Designers and later started her own interior design business of which she was president.
Betty was a devoted attendee and contributor to the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. She was a lover of fine art and contributed to the Legion of Honor Art Museum and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. She was an active member of the Metropolitan Club for many years.
Betty is remembered for her fun loving spirit, her sense of humor, devotion to her family and her great generosity. She loved to travel and was an avid scuba diver and dove in many remote and beautiful locations around the world. She loved to play tennis and loved baseball.
Betty attended St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Uvalde, Texas, where she lived before moving to Angleton, Texas, where she attended Holy Comforter Episcopal Church.
Betty is survived by her sister, Virginia B. Contarsy, of Huntington Beach, California; brother Jay Burgin and wife Mary of Whitefish, Montana; sister-in-law, Ann Flemming of Uvalde, Texas; nieces, Cindy Peltier Briscoe and husband Ron; Kim Graham and husband Boots; Caron A. Lowe and wife Kathy; Kristen Burgin Below; Heidi Stojic; nephews, John Knox Burgin and wife Paula; Michael Burgin, who preceded her in death and numerous great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held for on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 234 S. Arcola, Angleton, Texas.