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Evan Blanchard- Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Evan A. Blanchard

   Evan A. Blanchard 78, passed away Nov. 23, 2015 at his home in Chester from natural causes surrounded by family and friends

Evan was born Dec. 15, 1936 at Chester, Idaho the son of William Arthur and Clara Hansen Blanchard. He grew up in Chester attending school in Chester and St. Anthony.

He and Delores Ball eloped to Winnemucca, NV. where they were married. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They lived in Nampa for 6 months and the rest of the time in Chester. First in the house he was born in and raised his family in until 7 years ago when they built their new home.

He was active in the LDS Church serving as executive secretary for many years under two different Bishops. He enjoyed tv and radio. He also served on the Chester Canal board and on the St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Dept. helping to select their new yellow fire engine.

He is survived by his wife Delores of Chester, ID.; Children- Mike (Carol) Whitten, Meridian, ID.; Cindy (Late Bob) Rogers, Woodland, CA.; Debbie Langley, Meridian, ID.; Terry (Hugh) Munns, Menan, ID.; Randy Whitten, St. Anthony, ID.; Pam (Randy) Berkheimer, Vacaville, CA. Bev (Mark) Oswald, Cedar Hills, UT.; Denise (Daren) Dayton, Wilford, ID.; Christi (Mike) Peterson, Boise, ID.; Gloria (Alvin) Lusk, Wilford, ID.; Vance (Lesli) Blanchard and Evelyn (Josh) Marchant, both of Chester, ID. Siblings - Gay (Roger) Orr, St. Anthony, ID.; Linda (Loren) Rogers, Rigby, ID.; Glen Blanchard, Ashton, ID.; Bonnie (Bob) Worrell, Sugar City, ID.; Keith (Marsha) Blanchard, Chester, ID.; Nina (Late Rod) Ricks, Rexburg, ID.; and Darla (Ray) Crain, Teton City, ID.; 51 Grandchildren, 48 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren on the way. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Arlene, whom he never met.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at 11:00 the Ashton Stake Center with Bp. Mike McDonald, Officiating. Family will meet with friends Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Bidwell Funeral Home and at the Chester Ward in Ashton Monday one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Chester Cemetery.


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