|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1934|
Big Horn County
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 2004|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Charmaine Thomas Blanco, 70, died on 21 December 2004, Tue. She was with us for the last time on 19 December 2004, Sun. On that day her family enjoyed visiting with her as they did every Sunday for the last many years. There was no indication until she fainted and never regained consciousness late Sunday evening that her time was short. We all expected to have her company for several more years.
She was born in Lovell, Wyoming on 15 September 1934 in Wyoming to Parker Emanuel and Wilhelmine Heiss Thomas and was the second oldest of six children. At age 18, her family moved to Salt Lake City.
Preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Darla Farha and Nora Thomas. She is survived by her three brothers Delano Thomas of Provo, Yale Thomas of Salt Lake City and David Thomas of North Salt Lake, her four children Curtis Blanco, Lisa Steed, Robert Blanco and Dana Cowles, eight grandchildren, loved ones and friends. We miss her very much.
Charmaine graduated from BYU with a degree in education. She eventually moved to Bountiful where she resided for approximately 40 years. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is sealed to her children. Charmaine had a special talent with children and people in general. As a grade school teacher for many years, her students regularly scored among the top in the Davis County School district and she was often asked by parents after her students graduated from her classes if she would teach the next higher grade the next year so her students could have her again the next year. She had a genuine love and respect for all her students, especially the students that other teachers and people considered to be problem students. The children excelled and wanted to do well in her class because they felt her genuine love. People felt comfortable around Charmaine, many people liked to tell her their problems and discuss their life situation with her. She received many phone calls and visitors helping people in this way.
Charmaine loved spending time with and doing fun things with her grandchildren. There were girls nights out that she spent with granddaughters where they would spend time together and do fun things. There were boys nights out with the several grandsons where she would take them bowling. The children were always excited when she came to pick them up. Charmaine has a special place in her children's hearts because of the love and memorable times she gave to the grandchildren. We are all richer for having known her and we look forward to seeing her again and having her association when we too pass to the other side.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 27, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful 9th Ward Chapel, 585 East Center Street, where friends may call from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services.
Interment-Bountiful Memorial Park under the direction of Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary.
Pubished in the Salt Lake Tribune on 12/26/2004.
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
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