Obituary of Marion Irene Blankenship
Marion Irene (Patch) Blankenship of Stockton, California passed away December 27th, 2022. She was 98 years old.
Marion was born on May 12, 1924 in Culbertson, Montana. She was the only daughter and third of six children born to Charles and Madge (Popejoy) Patch. Marion and her five brothers, Charles, Marvin, Edward, Walter (Bud) and Dwight were raised on their family farm in Trenton, North Dakota.
On September 26th, 1944 at age 20, Marion married her beloved husband Curtis G. Blankenship in Los Angeles, California. They soon moved to Stockton, California where she would reside for the next 78 years.
Marion worked as a medical billing supervisor at Dameron Hospital and retired after 30 years. She and Curtis had two children, Curtis C. Blankenship and Carolljean (Cano) Blankenship. Sadly in August 1999, Marion became widowed after 55 years of marriage. With the love and support of family and friends Marion continued on living in Stockton, California for the next 25 years.
Marion Irene (Patch) Blankenship was preceded in death by husband Curtis G. Blankenship, son Curtis C. Blankenship, grandson Ricky Dean Morris, her parents, and 5 brothers.
She is survived by daughter Carolljean Cano, son-in-law Danny Cano and granddaughter Monica Morris; 6 great-grandchildren, Travis Morris, Andrew Rios, Jakob Rios, Patrick Estrada, Thomas Estrada and Adriana Morris; 8 great-great-grandchildren, Andrew Rios Jr., Anthony Rios, Joshua Rios, Jordan Rios, Thomas Estrada Jr., Aaliyah Estrada, Carson Morris and Amelliana Howell.
She is also survived by 3 step-grandchildren, Stacy Cano, Faustina Cano and Desiree Cano; 13 step-great-grandchildren, Daniel Cano, Antonio Cano, Dymond Viola, Andrew Cano, Megan Cano, Reina Cano, Alexander Cano, Jasmine Cano, Jenasys Cano, Ashanti Cano, Vincente Cano, Camillah Naranjo, and Annabelle Naranjo, and 1 step-great-great-granddaughter, Lucianna Cano, and close family friends Joseph Estrada and Shane Stover, and several nieces and nephews.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marion Blankenship, please visit Tribute Store