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Darwin L. Weir - Andrea Mae Blankenship

Andrea Mae Blankenship, born June 15, 1948, in Catonsville, Md., died unexpectedly at her home in Cabazon, Calif., Sept. 11, 2005. Andrea (Andy) was one of the seven children who moved to Arizona in 1953 along with her family.

Andy attended elementary school in Prescott and junior high in Chino Valley and was a graduate of Prescott High School in 1967. Andy’s career was with the Beaumont Police Department where she started in 1977 as public safety dispatcher, station officer, support service manager and records supervisor. Andy spent 28 years with Beaumont P.D.

Andrea is survived by her two sons, USMC Gunnery Sergeant Robert Keith Blankenship, his wife, Kari, and their two daughters, Abby Jewell and Annie; her youngest son, Marcus Gabe Blankenship, also residing in Cabazon; brothers, Kenneth and Phyllis, Daniel and Sandy; sisters, Pamela Edwardson, Shirley Blume and Brad and Debbie and Mike. Andy adored her many nieces and nephews, too many to mention. Andy was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Jewell Blankenship and her younger brother, Bobby. Andy was a loving Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. We all will miss her.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Chino Valley Cemetery, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at 11 a.m., where she will be put to rest. For more information or to contact family members, please call Shirley at 713-4989.

(Information provided by survivors)

Darwin L. Weir

March 11, 1939 – Nov. 20, 2005

Darwin L. Weir, age 66, of Chino Valley, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. He was born March 11, 1939, in Fort Branch, Ind., to Alfred and Jessie Weir.

Known as “Dar” to his many friends, he will long be remembered for his ever-present smile and warm personality and will be dearly missed by everyone in the tri-city community who was fortunate enough to make his acquaintance.

He is survived by his loving wife and favorite dance partner, Fran; a son, Lt. Col. Russell Weir of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughter, Carole-Leigh Weir Brown of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Charles Weir of Newburgh, Ind.; stepdaughter, Karen Smith of Prescott; and stepson, Kevin Haltom (U.S. Army) stationed in Landstuhl, Germany; and six adoring grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors)

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