They used his USAF picture instead of that driver's license picture that's been all over the news.
September 18, 2015 6:30 am
Darren DuWayne Bloomquist, 49, of Aurora, Colo., died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, while working. A senseless act of violence leaves Denver police investigating Darren’s tragic homicide. Darren was born March 1, 1966, in St. Paul, Minn., to Darrell DuWayne and Karen (Hengescht) Bloomquist. The family moved to Billings, in 1970, where he spent more than half of his life. He graduated from Billings West High School in 1984. In June 1989, he graduated with honors from Eastern Montana College in Billings with a double major in psychology. Darren joined the United States Air Force after college and served stateside during Desert Storm as an assistant to the commanding officer. He was honorably discharged in February of 1994. On July 29, 1997, Darren married Melva Ann Averett in Aurora, Colo. Darren worked in psychology, co-wrote a published book and drove taxi cab. Darren was a kind and loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. He had a love for animals, especially cats. He enjoyed fantasy role-playing games, drawing pictures, mazes and writing. He had a number of novels in progress.
Darren is survived by his wife, Melva Ann Bloomquist; parents, Darrell and Karen Bloomquist, of Billings; sister, Dana (Bloomquist) Dietz, married to Jeff Dietz, of Billings; sisters-in-law, Minta (Victor) Sisk, of Billings, and Mona Sisk, of Casper, Wyo.; nieces, Korrin Dietz, of Billings, and Casandra Baker, of Casper; nephews, Preston Dietz, of Billings, and Michael (Elisa) Sisk, of Billings; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Sept. 25 at the Monad Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3595 Monad Ave, in Billings, with interment following at 1 p.m. in Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel. All faiths are welcome to attend.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.dahlfuneralchapel.com.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
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