|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 2013|
Grace Dehn Nielsen Blanchard, 87, of Amarillo died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Greg Kinch, pastor of Southlawn Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Grace was born Easter Sunday morning, April 12, 1925, in Union, Mo. Her parents were Edna Cornelia Dehn and Rudolph Joseph Dehn, both deceased.
Grace worked for Greyhound Bus Lines from 1943 until she retired in 1981. She married Lester Frank "Swede" Nielsen in 1953, and they lived in Amarillo until he died in 1981. Grace married Earnest Leroy "Jack" Blanchard in 1986 in Amarillo, where they lived until he died in 2005.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Ennis.
Survivors include a brother, Rudy Ray Dehn and wife Narci of Amarillo; a stepbrother, Floyd Wilding of Missouri; three stepchildren, Barbara Jean Wood and husband Doug of Amarillo, Donald Lacy Blanchard and wife Linda of Arlington and Catherine Suzanne Gibson of Arizona; 11 stepgrandchildren, Carrie King, Steve and Brian Wood, Marc, Scott and Alan Blanchard and Tammie, Wesley, Lester, Brian and Jennifer Gibson; and many stepgreat-grandchildren.
(Published in Amarillo Globe-News, Jan. 13, 2013)
Rudolph J. Dehn (1902 - 1957)
Edna Cornelia Hardt Dehn (1904 - 1975)
Lester Frank Nielsen (1913 - 1981)
Earnest L Blanchard (1921 - 2005)
Grace Dehn Blanchard (1925 - 2013)
Doris C. Dehn Ennis (1927 - 2008)*
Plot: Section R Lot 434 Space 2
Created by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Record added: Jan 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103482941
Added: Jan. 14, 2013