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Ingrid Bloomquist Pope, 95, Of Greenwich

Ingrid Bloomquist Pope
Ingrid Bloomquist Pope Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. - Ingrid Bloomquist Pope of Greenwich died Friday, Feb. 28. She was 95.

Pope was born April 2, 1918, in Arvika, Varmland, Sweden. She came to the United States in 1928 at the age of 10 and was raised in North Minneapolis. After her marriage in 1941 to Howard Bloomquist, she lived in Minneapolis, where they started their family; Mount Prospect, Ill.; Battle Creek, Mich.; and Riverside, before settling on Round Hill Road in Greenwich for 45 years.

She was a member of the First Church of Round Hill. She served on the boards of Nathaniel Witherell and Greenwich Academy and was a member of the Audubon Society. She was a member of the Stanwich Club, the Field Club and Indian Harbor Yacht Club.

After returning to school in the 1970s, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Manhattanville College and went on to earn her master's in divinity from Yale Divinity School in 1984. After her husband’s death in 1982, she married Marvin H. Pope, former Yale professor of near Eastern languages and civilizations.

Pope is survived by her son, Dennis Bloomquist of Great Falls, Va.; daughter, Laurel Bloomquist Shields of Lakeway; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands, Howard Bloomquist and Marvin Pope; and daughter, Diane Bloomquist Connelly.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the First Church of Round Hill, followed by a burial at Putnam Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Howard Bloomquist Award for Best Achievement in the History Major at Manhattanville College, History Department , 2900 Purchase St, Purchase, NY 10577 or the Marvin H. Pope Scholarship, Yale University Divinity School , 409 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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