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Jewel Kathryn Blankenship

Posted 2018-05-13 by Judy Wight Branson
The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Sunday, May 13, 2018, page 10a

Jewel Kathryn Blankenship, age 95, passed away on May 9, 2018. She
was married to the late Owen Blankenship, Ed.D. They reared two
children: Kristi Blankenship Edwards (Dale) and the late Stephen
Gray Blankenship. Jewel had two grandchildren, Kori Blankenship
(Frank Swehosky) and Kasey Delz (Jeremy); grandchildren, Hannah,
Taylor, Clara, Jay, Colt, Quinnlyn, and Kaia; and extended family
Jacque McBride (Kim) and Laura Phillips.

Jewel lived in Texas for most of her life but also in New Jersey,
Maryland, Turkey and the Philippines. In recent years, she resided
at Las Fuentes, Prescott, where she had many fun, caring friends;
and later at Highgate Senior Living where she loved the attentive
staff. Jewel belonged to Prescott United Methodist Church, which
provided her with spiritual nourishment.

In Texas, she belonged to Grace Presbyterian Church where she was an
Elder for many years. She volunteered for the Hunt Country Shared
Ministry to feed the hungry, served two terms on the local board of
Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation and tutored classroom school
children. Her life was filled with card games, book club, bible
study and friends.

Jewel had a good sense of humor and a curious mind. She loved her
family and, although many miles apart, stayed in close touch with
all of them. She was a wonderful and generous mother, never
critical, always proving emotional nourishment.

Jewel will be greatly missed and always remembered for her
intelligence, kindness and love of life.

In lieu of flowers or charitable donations, please do a good deed
for a friend or stranger, gladden the heart of a child, or show
kindness to an animal. Jewel will be honored at a family celebration
of life.

Information provided by survivors.

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