Gregory James Blonien, 57, of Weatherford, passed away, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with throat cancer.
Greg was born March 27, 1955, in Milwaukee, Wisc., to Charles and Jean Blonien. He graduated from Altus High School in 1973 and attended Texas Tech University on a baseball scholarship. He took over J.C. Cowboys, a family business in Weatherford, which he operated for over 30 years. His love and passion was his work. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with family and friends around the country. He also enjoyed snow skiing, vacationing, golfing, boating and sporting events. Greg loved life including all of his family and friends. His sense of humor was infectious and he touched the lives of so many.
Greg is survived by his wife Gayla Blonien of 6 years of Weatherford; son, Kirk Blonien of Weatherford; daughter, Audrey (Brett) Sundet of Overland Park, Kan.; stepson, Travis Lee of Hinton; stepdaughter, Kori Coats of Weatherford; parents, Charles and Jean Blonien of Frisco, Texas; brothers, Mike (Patsy) Blonien of Altus, Chuck (Katy) Blonien of Plano, Texas, Danny (Sheila) Blonien of Dallas, Joey (Martha) Blonien of Plano; sisters, Mary (Kurt) Raberding of Norman, and Ann (Mike) Upchurch Appleton, Wisc.; grandchildren, Maddox and Karsen Sundet; and many loving nieces and nephews and extended family. Greg was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to all.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Life Fellowship Church, 1709 North Lyle Road in Weatherford. Pastor Ric Freeman will be officiating, under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The American Cancer Society by calling 1-800-227-2345 in honor of Greg Blonien.