Blanche Joan (née Majda) Fibich, age 92, of Niwot, Colorado, formerly of Grand Island, died Monday, May 5, 2014, while at home. Her daughter, Sylvia Fibich, and son-in-law, Tom Yulsman, were at her side.
A memorial service and celebration of her life is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7077 Harvest Road, Boulder, Colorado 80301. The memorial will be led by Rabbis Nadya and Victor Gross of the Pardes Levavot Congregation of Boulder, which Blanche often attended in a spirit of ecumenicism.
Blanche was born in Buffalo March 18, 1922, to Anna Kurowska and Jacob Majda. She married Edmund Fibich Sr. May 12, 1951, in Buffalo. Blanche had three children, Sylvia Fibich and Edmund Fibich Jr., who both survive her in death, and Edwina Ann Fibich Smudski, who passed away March 23, 1989. Blanche is also survived by four grandchildren: Timothy and Karl Smudski, Samuel and Anna Rose Yulsman. She lived most of her life in the Buffalo area. In October of 2006 she left Grand Island to live with Tom and Sylvia, who cared for her until her death.