Blanche passed away Thursday morning, May 9, 1996, at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton. Although she had had surgery and we knew she was ill, we were shocked at the swiftness with which death took her. The funeral service will be held here tomorrow afternoon, May 13, at 2:00, followed by burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, near the intersection of Smith road and I-70. Her body will be on view today from 3:00 to 8:00 at Olinger’s Magnolia Mortuary, East Colfax and Magnolia.Blanche Hall was born November 25, 1914, in Illinois, and grew up in Clinton, Indiana. She was married to Edwin Hedges in 1933. They moved to Colorado in the late 1940’s in search of medical help for their young son, Eddie. Ed and Blanche were part of this congregation almost from its beginning in 1948. Ed served many years as a deacon and elder. Eddie died in 1962 and his father in 1990. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Betty Kluver, and Betty’s children and grandchildren, all of whom live in the Denver area.
One of Blanche’s favorite activities was to go to garage sales and estate sales. Her house was a show-place for beautiful antiques she had picked up at sales, and she enjoyed decorating her home. She often expressed her love for people in this congregation. We will miss her, but we are glad of her hope in Christ Jesus.