(January 18, 2002)
Memorial services were held Wednesday at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody for Elmer E. Blakesley, 86, who died Friday, Jan. 18 at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody.
He was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Fromberg, Mont., to Floyd and Helen (Roberts) Blakesley. He married Geraldine E. Emerson on May 10, 1939, in Fort Collins, Colo.
For most of his working life, Mr. Blakesley was employed in the oilfields. He worked for Marathon Oil Company in Oregon Basin from 1941-1964.
He was an active member of Shoshone Lodge #21 AF&AM and the Shriners. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and active in Senior Citizens and Rolling Meals.
Survivors include his wife, Jerry, of Cody; a son, Ronald Blakesley of Orofino, Idaho; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Mike Thiel of Powell; six grandchildren and eight grandchildren.
Interment of cremains was in Riverside Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the charity of choice.