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Helen Louise Blakenship (Hill)

July 16, 1927 - October 15, 2009

Viewing will be from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 24, at Harvest Christian. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Final burial will follow at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Helen Louise Blakenship, age 82, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday at Twin Oaks Rehab. She was born in Hector, Arkansas to William A. and Martha (Luyellyn) Hill.

Helen married Boyd L. D. Blankenship December 6, 1945. They moved from Arkansas to Twin Rocks, Oregon in 1949 before moving to Sweet Home in 1961.

Helen was a housewife most of her live—only working for White’s Electronics about three years. She was a devoted Christian lady and did many hours of Women Ministries. She enjoyed crocheting on pillow cases and made many quilts for family and friends. Cooking was a great joy to her and she was well known for her homemade bread and desserts. She loved to fish and go RV camping.

She is survived by her daughters, Janice Magors of Old Town, Florida and Charolette Popovic, of Sweet Home; sons, Donald Blankenship of Portland and Paul Blankenship of Shedd; sister, Mary Anna Stevenson of Rockaway Beach, Oregon; six grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd; brothers, Thurman Hill and Bill Hill; and sisters, Dorthy Thornson and Edna Parks.

Viewing will be from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 24, at Harvest Christian. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Final burial will follow at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.