(March 28, 2002)
Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home in Powell for Blanche Victoria Wales, 94, who died Thursday, March 28.
She had been a resident of the Powell Nursing Home since 1999.
The Rev. Jim Moon of the Seventh Day Adventist Church will officiate at services. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Greybull.
She was born March 23, 1908, in Vera, S.D., daughter of Daniel Jackson (Dee) and Cora Dodd Hullinger. She was schooled in her early years in the little country school at Vera. She fondly reminisced about riding horseback to school, even in the cold winter months.
Her family moved to Greybull where she completed her education. She married Marion Wales on May 10, 1924, in Basin. Six children were born to this union. They lived in the Big Horn Basin all their married life, moving to Powell in 1952.
She carried a mail route in the Greybull area for many years and then worked for 20 years as a Practical Nurse in the Powell Hospital, retiring in 1975.
Blanche lived in her own home until 1990. She then moved into Rocky Mountain Manor and resided there until entering the nursing home.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a 50-year member of the Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed doing hairpin lace and made several afghans for her family. Her family was a source of joy to her.
Survivors include a son, Harry Wales and wife Georgia, of Cheyenne; two daughters, Elaine Borcher and husband Merlin of Powell and Loretta Blevins and husband Carlus Jr. of Burlingame, Calif.; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.
For those who wish, memorials to the Powell Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family.