Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, age 83, died peacefully at home in Salt Lake City, March 31, 1991.
Born May 30, 1908, in Salt Lake City to George and Gertrude Penfold Strickley. Graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City. Married Herman James Arbuckle, August 29, 1925; he preceded her in death July 19, 1970. Blanche was employed at the Paris Company for many years and was also employed at the Town House Athletic Club for 32 years. She also was a member of the Holy Cross Auxiliary.She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ted (Barbara) Stevensen; and her children, Scott, Shelly, Shawn and Susan. A son, Richard preceded her in death. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lorraine Guishard, Sacramento, California, and grandchildren, Leslie, Kathleen, Joan, Brian, Bruce, David, Jeff, Pat, John and Tom; as well as 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Elliot (Louise) Hancock; Fairfield, California. A special thanks to the staff at Friendship Manor as well as her wonderful companion and caregiver, Sheila Davis.
Respecting her wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, her only wish was to do something nice for a Senior Citizen.
"How blessed I was to have such a wonderful mother."
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