|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 2013|
Edith Blanchard, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Temple, Texas. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2013, at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kurt Fuessel officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the funeral home.
Edith was born Coryell County, Texas, to the late J.W "Watt" Palmer and Jewel Beasley Palmer. Her mother passed away when she was seven months old. Edith was raised by her father and new mother, Undine Faucett Palmer. She grew up in the Owl Creek and Eagle Springs communities of Coryell County. She spent many hours in the cotton fields hoeing and picking cotton with her father and sisters. Her family moved to Ewing, Texas, in the late 1930s. On May 9, 1942, Edith married William Jackson "Bill Jack" Blanchard. They spent all of their married life at Straw's Mill and South Mountain. She was an active member of Mountain Baptist Church and served as Sunday school secretary for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jackson "Bill Jack" Blanchard; and sister, Vinnie Murl Blanchard.
Edith is survived by her children, Peggy Timmons and husband, Vern, Billy Blanchard, and Jackie Blanchard, all of Gatesville; grandchildren, Darin Timmons, Kristi Street, Shane Blanchard, Melissa Washburn, and Shelli Blanchard; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Emily, Chailey, Jaiden, Colten, and Caleb; sisters, Kathleen Blanchard, of Gatesville, Joyce White and husband, Charles, of Tulia, and Jo Marie Pope and husband, Tommy, of Gatesville; brother-in-law, Don Blanchard and wife, Alice Ann, of Gatesville; and many other relatives and friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 4/4/2013...E12
Joe Washington Palmer (1899 - 1979)
Jewel Beasley Palmer (1904 - 1925)
William Jackson Blanchard (1921 - 1999)*
Murl Palmer Blanchard (1922 - 2008)*
Edith Palmer Blanchard (1925 - 2013)
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Apr 03, 2013
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