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Blanche Tucker, 91, of Salem, died March 12, 2002, at her home.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Restlawn Funeral Home at Salem. Interment will be at the Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Blanche was born Cecelia Blanche Bloom on Dec. 8, 1910, at Irvona, Pa. On March 30, 1931, she married Sherman I. Tucker and they shared their life together in Salem. She raised two daughters and cared for many, many foster children over the years.
Blanche was a homemaker and kept herself busy delivering newspapers, working hay and berry fields, delivering parts for the tractors, doing the bookkeeping and feeding the endless army of workers and visitors. Her home was always open to provide a home-cooked meal with all the fixings and a place to stay and visit.
Blanche was a kind and warm-hearted person who will be missed by all who were lucky to have known her. Her wisdom, courage and shy sense of humor will be treasured by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman, who died in May of 1991.
Survivors include her brothers, Glenn and Ray Bloom; daughters, Sheila McGarvey and Shirley Laughlin; seven grandchildren, Rachelle Kekelis, Sheila Fontaine, Shelby Adamson, Sherman Harman, Sonya Collum, Shannon Harman and Secelia Bell; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite childrens charity.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 15, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor