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“Your kind and giving heart will never be forgotten opening up your home and your heart as my foster father changed my life Rest in peace Homer ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Sharon Gavard hardy

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family ..God Bless Patty ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Patty Williams - Lodi Ca


Meadow Valley resident William Harvey 'Homer' Blust passed from this life peacefully Saturday night February 26th, 2011 at Plumas District Hospital at the age of 81.

Born in Los Angeles, CA to the late Albert and Effa (Baldridge) Blust on April 17th, 1929 he was raised and educated in Inglewood, CA.

William entered the U.S. Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War. It is while serving in the Army he picked up the nickname of Homer as there were just too many Bill's in his unit.

Following his discharge Homer began a career as a firefighter with the Newport Beach Fire Department. He is also the former proprietor of the Pub in Newport Beach.

Forty years ago Homer left Southern California to reside in Meadow Valley where he began a new career as a cabinet maker. An accomplished craftsman working with wood he enjoyed boating, fishing and partaking in a good meal. Homer was a member of the Las Plumas Del Oro Chapter of E Clampus Vitus (Clampers) where he was a member of their cooking team.

In passing Homer leaves his son; Jeffrey Blust and daughter; Julie Smith both of San Diego, CA, two grandchildren, sister-in-law; Barbara Blust of Quincy, nephews; Jeff and Mark Blust and Brad Ingram, nieces; Shelley Soiset of Meadow Valley, CA, Linda Martin of Yorba Linda, CA, Susan Soiset of Reno, NV, Karen Kaye of Los Angeles, CA, along with his dear friend Sam Adams of Quincy, CA.

He joins his brother Robert Blust who passed from this life in December of 2001 and sister who passed in December of 1999 in their eternal home.

Services will take place in the Spring of 2011 following cremation at Fehrman Crematory. Inurnment will take place in the Meadow Valley District Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com.

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