Blossom Flury House



Blossom was born March 12, 1909, at Scotts Bar, Calif. While she was born Susan Carolyn Head, her mother, always called her "Blossom." By the age of one, her family moved to the Applegate area. She graduated from school in Jacksonville and went on to receive a teaching degree from Southern Oregon Normal, which is now Southern Oregon University, and then taught elementary school at Wagner Creek.

On March 12, 1928, she married Ted Flury and took up residence in the Phoenix area. During their forty plus years of marriage, they had many adventures from living in a tar paper shack at Crater Lake, working at the Blue Ledge Mine, owners of "The Spot" tavern in Medford, ranching in Eagle Point and finally retiring in Shady Cove.

In 1974 Blossom lost her beloved Ted in a riverboat accident and remained single for many years. In 1984 she reunited with her high school sweetheart, Harold House, who became her second husband. She and Harold had a good life together until 1994 when Harold passed away. Since the loss of Harold, she remained single, often telling her family that she had two good husbands and didn't think she would get three.

Blossom was very active in the Eastern Star where she was a lifetime member. She was always a strong supporter of local causes including the Wildflower Association, Fire District #4 fundraising and the Upper Rogue Community Center. She is also well remembered for her love of digging for arrowheads and old bottles, panning for gold in the Applegate River, picking berries and gardening.

Blossom is survived by her son, Peter Flury; her grandchildren, Craig Flury, Cameron Flury and Glenda Owens; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by a large extended family and an abundance of friends who will always remember her smile, laughter and graciousness. Even though she has been taken from us at this time, we know we will see her again "down the creek."

A memorial service for Blossom will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Siskiyou Memorial Park in Medford. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to Jackson County Fire District #4, P.O. Box 1400, Shady Cove OR 97539.