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George Arvid Bloomquist


March 18, 2021

George Arvid Bloomquist, 55, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at home.

George was born in Thermopolis on July 11, 1965, to George Martin Bloomquist and Verree June Meeks Apland. He was brought up around the Shoshoni area and attended Shoshoni School for most of his life (except for a short period in Sheridan). George looked fondly on those years when he spent time with his family, played sports, drove his Trans Am, worked out, and gained the valuable skills he would use throughout his life.

He married Annie Madrigal-Bloomquist and settled in the Riverton-Shoshoni area where they had two children. He loved his children, Kaden Martin Bloomquist and Bailyn Marie Bloomquist more than anything else on Earth. He was known to be a hard worker at all of his various jobs, though family was always more important to him than work. He welded professionally, worked with his dad at Shoshoni Repair and Welding, worked various jobs in the oil-field, worked at Budweiser, ranched, and excelled in his position as an Operator at Conoco Phillips in Lost Cabin.

George’s most important quality was that he was a sinner saved by the grace of Jesus Christ. He lived the last few years of his life learning to follow Jesus with all of its ups and downs. He reflected His Lord by being honest, extraordinarily generous, hard-working, sacrificial, especially toward his kids, and in extending forgiveness to others. When able, he fellowshipped with Cornerstone Community Church in Riverton. Many family members and friends will continue to remember “Georgie” as a good man who would give anyone the shirt off of his back and who persevered through hardships because of his budding faith. He is currently with his God where there is no more weeping and there is endless rejoicing.

He now waits in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ until he is united again at the Resurrection of the dead with all his friends and family who believed in the Lord Jesus while on earth. There, he will praise his God and live forever in fullness of joy in the Kingdom of God.

 He is survived by his daughter, Bailyn; son, Kaden; daughter-in-law, Emily Bloomquist; former wife, Annie Madrigal-Bloomquist; and many others whom he loved from the Bloomquist family and his former in-laws. “Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” -Psalm 73:23-26.

 Memorial service will be announced in the near future. Memorial gifts can be donated to Cornerstone Community Church in Riverton, Wyoming (P.O. Box 347, Riverton, WY 82501; Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Messages may be sent to


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