EAST CARBON - Frances Irene Blankenship, age 91, passed away May 12, 2013 in Price.
She was born Feb. 19, 1922 in Lester, Colo., to James Lee and Laura Young Newell.
Married George E. Blankenship, Aug. 1, 1942 in Boston, Mass.
In 1945, Frances graduated from Western State Teachers College in Colorado and the family moved to East Carbon where they raised their daughter Georgia Ann. Frances was an active member of East Carbon Community Church where she served as the pianist, Sunday school teacher and president of the women's missionary group.
She was a devoted educator in the Carbon School District where she taught 3rd grade at Dragerton and Peterson Elementary for over 32 years. During her career she was instrumental in shaping many young lives and she earned much love and respect within her community.
Frances loved spending time in the outdoors, gardening, fishing and traveling with her family. She will be dearly missed and will live on forever in the hearts of all who had the privilege to share her warm and caring touch.
Survived by her daughter, Georgia Ann Love, East Carbon; grandchildren, Jodie Ann Love, Cory Love; five great-grandchildren, Joseph Cole Hunt, Marki Ann Hunt, Jeffrey Boone Hunt, Courtney Jackson and Kaylee Love; brother, Richard Arlen (Pat) Newell; sister, Carolyn Renee Culver.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Adam James Newell; son-in-law, Joe Love; and brother-in-law, Art Culver.
Funeral service, Friday, May 17, 2013, 11 a.m., East Carbon Community Church. Family will be at the church in East Carbon Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Frances at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.