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 Florence <I>Stirlingin</I> Blanton

Florence Stirlingin Blanton

Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 2 Jan 2007 (aged 78)
Nueces County, Texas, USA
Burial Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden Mausoleum II - Niche #4
Memorial ID 17304419 · View Source
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Florence passed away after an intense four-month battle with kidney cancer. Florence was born to Archie and Margaret Stirlingin the Cos Cob area of Greenwich, Connecticut where she lived until graduation from Greenwich High School. She left for the New York School of Nursing, training there as a surgical R.N. at the Flower and Fifth Avenue General Hospital. In the early 1950s, she enlisted as a First Lieutenant, promoted to Captain in the U. S. Air Force along with her best girlfriend to "see the world", with her first overseas assignment in Japan. Before being sent abroad, she was stationed in Amarillo, Texas where she met and fell in love with Captain Roy L. Blanton. On October 15, 1955 they were married in Gainesville, Texas, Mr. Blanton's hometown. They moved permanently to Corpus Christi in 1964 with their three children: Sherri, Laura, and Gary. Mr. Blanton, Florence's husband of 45 years, passed away in October 2000. In Corpus Christi, Mrs. Blanton was an active member of Parkway Presbyterian, Covenant Presbyterian, The First Christian Church of Corpus Christi and since 2000, Grace Presbyterian Church where she was recently elected as an Elder. In the early years in Corpus Christi, she ran every Vacation Bible School and potluck dinner and grew to love The Sparkling City by the Sea. "Ms. B.", as she was affectionately known by her children's friends, was a "straight shooter" with a sharp and witty sense of humor that endeared her instantly to all who met her. She began her nursing career before her children were born and returned to it in 1971 at Corpus Christi Spohn Hospital, a school nurse at Zavala Elementary,before ultimately retiring as a public health nurse for the State of Texas in family planning, leaving her imprint at each place. Florence believed as a first generation American that a great education was the platform for pursuing one's dreams, a belief she shared with the many children whom she loved and was dedicated to throughout her life. She always knew tomorrow would be better. After retirement, Florence traveled extensively, including a recent trip to Israel this past spring. To her beloved grandchildren, Mrs. Blanton was known as Grandma, Moo-Maw, and Moo-Moo. Florence, an only child, is survived by her children: Sherri Blanton Sund, Sherri's husband Curt, Laura Blanton Dobbins, Laura's husband Mark, and Gary K. Blanton and his wife Tina and her five grandchildren: Sydney, Marisa, Kyle, Garrett and Tyler as well as her large Stirling Clan in California and close friend, Mr. O.L. Rogers.

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  • Created by: GW
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17304419
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Florence Stirlingin Blanton (28 Sep 1928–2 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17304419, citing Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by GW (contributor 46500507) .