Carlton Blume


Carlton ‘Carn’ Blume,
80, of Hot Springs, SD,
passed away May 3,
2022, at Seven Sisters
Living Center in Hot
Springs, SD.
Carn was born April 16,
1942, in Clark, SD, to
Wilbur and Violet (Liebeg)
Reed. She attended
high school in Redfield,
SD where she met her
husband Terry and they
were married on August
12th, 1962.
After high school, Carn
went to Black Hills State
University in Spearfish
and graduated with a
teaching degree. They
first lived in both Rapid
City and Belle Fourche,
SD where their 3 sons
were born. She did substitute
teaching for a time,
until she accepted her first
full time teaching position
in Hot Springs, SD in
1970.
Carn was loved and
respected by her students,
peers and many people
in the community. She
was very driven and
eventually obtained her
Master’s Degree in education
in 1984. She spent
her later years working
as the school counselor
and helping many of her
students through difficult
times with her caring,
kindness and understanding.
Connecting with and
protecting her students
and helping them to
realize their worth and
potential was her superpower!
Terry and Carn were
married for nearly 60
years. They loved spending
time together driving
through the Black Hills
and enjoying nature. They
were avid golfers and
spent many years golfing
together at the Southern
Hills course. They also
took many trips to Alaska
to spend time with family
and go fishing.
Carlton is survived
by her husband; Terry
Blume, sister; Kay
Holman (Reed), Sons;
Scott (Mary) Blume, Tim
(Amy) Blume, Grandchildren;
Ryan Blume
(Jennifer), Michael
Blume (Natalie), Amanda
Blume (Anthony). Great
Grandchildren; Allie and
William Blume (Ryan and
Jennifer), Etolin Blume
(Michael and Natalie).
Carlton was preceded in
death by her young son;
Steven (Stevie); her parents;
Wilber and Violet,
and Brother-in-Law, Gary
Holman (Kay).
Private family services
will be held in Redfield,
SD.
Arrangements have been
placed in the care of
Chamberlain McColley’s
Funeral Home in Hot
Springs, SD. Condolences
may be left at www.
chamberlainmccolleys.
com

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