|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1914|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2009|
Rexburg Standard Journal on Jan. 21, 2009, Internet Edition. Obituary: Crystal H. Blanchard (1914 - 2009) Crystal H. Blanchard, 94, a lifelong resident of Fremont County, died Jan. 20, 2009, in the Ashton Living Center. She was born April 22, 1914, in Ashton, the daughter of Alma Martin Hansen and Anna Katinka Rasmussen Hansen. She grew up in a bilingual family where English and Danish were spoken. She attended school in Ashton. She married Delbert A. Blanchard on February 29, 1932, in Kaysville, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS temple. They made their home in Chester, where her husband owned and operated the Chester Store and served as postmaster for nearly 40 years. She was a active member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as the Relief Society secretary for approximately 10 years. She was also the Chester correspondent for the Fremont County News for more than 20 years.
Her husband died Dec. 29, 1981. Crystal continued to live at her home in Chester until ill health forced her into a nursing home for the last seven years. In her younger years she liked to play basketball, dance and snow ski. Later, she enjoyed taking care of her yard and flowers and doing genealogy. She and her husband enjoyed traveling to on many trips including Mexico City, Denmark and Western Europe.
She is survived by her children Shirleen (Hank) Hoeger of Rigby, Maxine (Russell) Jensen of Salt Lake City and Delmont Blanchard of Chester; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two stepdaughters , Theron and Zelma, two brothers, three sisters and one grandson, Jack. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at noon in the Ashton LDS Stake center with Bishop Gordon Williams officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 until 11:45 a.m. just prior to the services. Burial will be in the Pineview Cemetery in Ashton.
Alma M. Hansen (1878 - 1957)
Anna R. Hansen (1878 - 1959)
Delbert Alfonzo Blanchard (1901 - 1981)*
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