Mrs. Blanchard passed away peacefully Thursday, November 24, 2011 at her home with her loving family at her side. Age 87 years. Beatrice was born to the late Joseph and Ethel (Denman) Rabadue on August 23, 1924 in Gladwin County. She married John Blanchard on October 14, 1939. They were married 60 years before Johns passing on February 29, 2000. She was employed for many years as a seamstress for Sempliner’s of Bay City.
Mrs. Blanchard leaves behind four sons, John, Mitchell (Louise), Stewart and Earl Blanchard, and her daughter Daisy (Martin) Sanders, along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also has one surviving sister, Jessie Monroe and a brother in-law, Harley Shook. Along with her parents and husband, Beatrice was predeceased by her daughter “Bea” Beatrice Shook and her son Harold Blanchard.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held at a later date.
The Blanchard family would like to extend a special thanks to American Home Health Hospice, especially Kristin and Melody.