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Art, AIDS activist Marjorie Blodgett to be remembered at tribute

By: Journal Staff Report
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A tribute to longtime community activist Marjorie Weiss Blodgett will take place Sept. 25 at the Auburn Art Center. Blodgett, 88, died Aug. 19 at the Sienna Care facility following a brief illness. After moving to Auburn from the Bay area with her husband, Fritz Blodgett – an art instructor at Sierra College – Blodgett initially taught first grade at Auburn Grammar School. She later became the last Auburn librarian before the branch consolidated with Placer County library. She also served as children’s librarian at the Auburn-Placer County Library. In later years, Blodgett helped found the Placer County AIDS foundation, served on the county grand jury twice and was a civilian worker for the Auburn Police Department. Blodgett was a charter member of the Auburn Arts Commission and with her friend, Phyllis Butz, helped found the Auburn Arts Center. The tribute to Blodgett will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the 808 Lincoln Way arts center. – Journal Staff Report