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Teresa Lynn Aimone Blackburn

September 6, 2011 by Anonymous

Tuesday, September 4, 1956
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 6:00pm
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
Parker County Library in Weatherford. The Library Gardens was one of Teresa's pet projects. As much as Teresa loved flowers, we know she is now surrounded by more beautiful flowers than ever found on earth.
Funeral Home: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.

Teresa Lynn Aimone Blackburn was born on Sept. 4, 1956, in Pekin, Ill., to Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Aimone. She married Claude Blackburn in 1993 at the Apostles Episcopal Church in Coppell.

Teresa attended Pekin Grade School and High School, was a member of the National Honor Society and Pekin Melody Maids, and participated in the Youth Group at St. John's Lutheran Church. After graduation she attended Marycrest College and studied nursing. After one year, she transferred to Northern Michigan University where she graduated with a degree in Botany and Horticulture. After graduation she attended DuPage Horticultural School in North Chicago to increase her knowledge of horticulture. Upon graduation, she became a DuPage Horticultural School faculty member.

Teresa spent her entire working career in the greenhouse industry. She was first employed by the Ball Seed Co. in North Chicago as a writer for Grower Talks, a professional magazine for the industry. She ultimately became the editor of both Grower Talks and Floriculture International Magazine. This required extensive travel covering flower shows in many countries. She lectured at many of these shows, conventions, and is footnoted in many textbooks utilized in university botany programs. Later she was hired by the marketing department of Sluis and Groot Seed Co. in Enkhuizen, Holland where she promoted their product throughout Europe and the United States. The final aspect of her career was spent in Texas promoting products of the Henry F Michell Company of King of Prussia, Pa.

Teresa was very active in the Parker County Master Gardeners for many years doing volunteer work at county libraries, city halls, community centers, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Mineral Wells.

Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Joseph Aimone, on March 31, 2011.

Survivors: Her husband, Claude Blackburn; mother JoAnn Aimone; brother, Joseph Aimone II; nephew, Joseph A. (Audrey); niece, Jessica (Clint) Martin; and stepsons, Nic and Al Blackburn (Rhonda).

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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