Tirzah passed away, Thursday, December 8, 2022 at her home in Otsego.
She was born October 2, 1959 in Long Beach, California, the daughter of James and Laura (McGilliard) Quy. Tirzah earned a Master’s Degree in French Language from California State University Long Beach, following earlier studies at the University of Utah and Long Beach Community College, and was a teacher of French and English as a second language, as well as a translator. On July 11, 1987 in Long Beach, she married Lawrence Blackman, in a Japanese garden on the University campus.
Tirzah enjoyed ballet (she met her husband at a Ballet Barre), choreography, yoga, all kinds of bookstores and their cafes, beekeeping, zoo visits, intensive reading, piano, classical music including opera, raising a world-class frisbee dog (Border Collie), raising an energetic Australian Shepherd, and showing her Shetland Sheepdog and Finnish-Spitz dogs at AKC shows.
Tirzah had an adventurous spirit and loved traveling with her husband across Europe, Canada, the South Pacific and South America. She loved astronomy, and followed total solar eclipses to both the beaches of Aruba and the Atacama Desert in Chile.
She had a strong background in the liberal arts and thus enjoyed sharing deep literary, theological/ biblical/ historical and philosophical discussions with her technical husband. Tirzah had a strong independently-focused outlook on faith, was a free thinker and was always mindful of her Catholic upbringing. Tirzah and Lawrence spent more than 35 wonderful years together following dreams and dramatic skies, having adventures in the arts and beyond, and creating a beautiful life together. To view the tribute Larry authored to his beloved wife please visit: https://www.winkelfuneralhome.com/a-tribute-to-tirzah-ann-blackman/
Also surviving are her sister Carol, of California, along with several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
According to her wishes cremation has taken place.
Contributions in memory of Tirzah may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.