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 Joyce I. <I>Bedford</I> Blanchard

Joyce I. Bedford Blanchard

Death 2010 (aged 74–75)
Burial Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100021326 · View Source
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Joyce I. Blanchard age 75 of Swartz Creek, Michigan and a former longtime Sturgis resident passed away Thursday evening November 18, 2010 at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

She was born June 25, 1935 in Anderson, Indiana a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Dailey) Bedford.
Joyce had resided in Sturgis her whole life with the exception of the past 2 years when she moved to Swartz Creek to be closer to her family.

She was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1953. On January 1, 1955 she married Elwin Blanchard in Sturgis. He died March 15, 1995.

While still in high school she had worked for Grover Watkins Pharmacy and the phone company. She retired in 1982 from Don Ray Pharmacy in Sturgis following 15 years of employment as a Pharmacist Assistant.
Joyce was a member of the First Church of God in Sturgis and the Pythian Sisters Pocahontas Temple #121 in Sturgis where she held the position of Excellent Chief for two terms. She also enjoyed volunteering her time at the Grobheiser Family Services and the Sturgis Hospital.

She is survived by one son, Terry (Roberta) Blanchard of Clarkston, two daughters, Julie Blanchard of Swartz Creek and Patti Blanchard of Benton Harbor, three granddaughters, Christine Blanchard, Jennifer Blanchard and Amanda Clay, one sister, Sharon Wetzel of Kenner Louisiana and one brother, James Bedford of Florida.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 where funeral services celebrating the life of Joyce Blanchard will begin at 2:00 P.M. Monday. The Rev. John Shoup of the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Blanchard's memory consider the American Cancer Society, 1400 West Milham, Kalamazoo, MI 49024.

Genesee County Clerk Record
Instrument: 201011240013039 Volume Page:
Date of Death: 11/18/2010
Local File No: 3949

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