Helene Jo “Jody” Bloemer passed away peacefully on December 26, 2022 at the age of 84. Born on December 25, 1938 in Batesville, Indiana, she moved to Arizona at age 7 in 1945 with her brother (Stewart) and parents (Frank and Emma) who ran Frank’s Pharmacy in Phoenix for many years. She attended St. Mary’s High School and Arizona State University majoring in education. She worked as a teacher and educator for many decades across the world, including some time in Okinawa, Japan, as well as here locally at P T Coe Elementary and St. Matthew’s Catholic School. She especially enjoyed sharing her love of music with her students. She was a dedicated mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother who most enjoyed spending time and laughing with her family. She was an avid sports fan and especially loved watching the Phoenix Suns and Notre Dame football teams. She also had a great love of travel inspired by trips to Europe and around the world with her mother and brother. She is survived by her brother, Stewart; daughter, Stephani; grandchildren, Chelsey and Nate, and great grandson, Simon. Jody’s impact was immeasurable, and she will be missed by so many, most especially her family and friends. Services will be celebrated at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., with burial to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street in Phoenix.