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Remembering Marco Island's Lady Christmas

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Clockwise from top: Marion Blomeier decked out for a holiday party. 
 Marion Blomeier belts out "Cabaret," when she was honored as the 2006 Citizen of the Year at the Christmas Island Style 19th Annual Gala. 
 Marion Blomeier in a white convertable in the 1989 Christmas Island Style parade. She earned the nickname "Lady Christmas" after she spearheaded the first parade the year before.

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Clockwise from top: Marion Blomeier decked out for a holiday party.
Marion Blomeier belts out "Cabaret," when she was honored as the 2006 Citizen of the Year at the Christmas Island Style 19th Annual Gala.
Marion Blomeier in a white convertable in the 1989 Christmas Island Style parade. She earned the nickname "Lady Christmas" after she spearheaded the first parade the year before.

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 Members of the party that fulfilled Marion Blomeier's wish to have her ashes placed in the sea, from left, Capt. Ray Yerich, Jerry Geralamo, Rachael Klein, Mika, John Basic, and behind them Bill Brock. Yerich took the party out in his boat, the Humingbird, around nine miles off Marco shores to place the ashes and red rose petals in celebration of Blomeier's life and last wish.
  • Marion Blomeier in a white convertable in the 1989 Christmas Island Style parade. She earned the nickname 'Lady Christmas' after she spearheaded the first parade the year before. Submitted
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Clockwise from top: Marion Blomeier decked out for a holiday party. 
 Marion Blomeier belts out "Cabaret," when she was honored as the 2006 Citizen of the Year at the Christmas Island Style 19th Annual Gala. 
 Marion Blomeier in a white convertable in the 1989 Christmas Island Style parade. She earned the nickname "Lady Christmas" after she spearheaded the first parade the year before.
  • Master of ceremonies Craig Woodward speaks to the group. Celebrants gathered to remember Marion Blomeier Saturday at the Olde Marco Inn, which she owned and ran for many years. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  •  Marion Blomeier belts out "Cabaret," a song that she became well known for on Marco Island for many years while owning the Olde Marco Inn Restaurant and entertaining her fans after she sold the restaurant. She was hnored as the 2006 Citizen of the Year at the Christmas Island Style 19th Annual Gala at the Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites. Wednesday night..

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