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Obituary for Blanche Mary Watkins

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Blanche Mary Watkins

March 4, 1924 - September 7, 2011

Blanche Mary Watkins, 87, our precious mother returned home to our Father in Heaven on September 7, 2011.She was born March 4, 1924 to Rudolph Ackerman and Mary Klatka Ackerman in Loup City, Nebraska. Blanche attended schools in Nebraska, and Wells, Nevada. She married David R. Watkins Sr., on April 11, 1951.She became a care giver to her 4 siblings after the death of her mother. She then moved to Utah and married her sweetheart. She was employed at Hill Air Force Base, became a mother of 4 children and worked on the family farm. She enjoyed helping others, listening to western music, tending to her rose garden, horses and baking. She was a sweet loving grandma and often played the harmonica for her granddaughters. She was a very spiritual person and always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She was a simple person with a fun quirky personality. She was loved by all that knew her. Blanch is survived by one brother, Stanley Ackerman, her daughter Shawn C. Glenn, three sons: Thomas D. Watkins, Shayne A. Watkins, David R. Watkins Jr., 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 to be born later this year. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 1 granddaughter and 1 daughter in law. Graveside services for Blanche will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. Family will meet with friends at 10:00 a.m. prior to services at Leavitt’s Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, September 12, 2011

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, September 12, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Blanche Mary Watkins

Born: March 4, 1924
Died: September 7, 2011

Condolences for Blanche Mary Watkins

Pam Wilcox posted on 9/16/11

Shawn, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My thoughts are with you and your family. Pam Wilcox


Lisa Glenn posted on 9/13/11

Dear Shawn, I hope the happy memories you have of your mother will comfortyou at this time in your life. Please know that we are thinking and praying for you and your family.With Love,Lisa and Wade Glenn


Kelly Aiken posted on 9/11/11

I am so sorry for your loss, I have great Memories of your Mother she was so sweet, Many of times as Dave & I would have a Campout in the old bus we would come inside to a great breakfast served with a smile!!! She has left me with a lifetime impression on how we should treat other people. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys, God Bless!!!


Lou Hicken Hansen posted on 9/11/11

Dear Shawn and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. May your memories give you peace and comfort.Love your friends,Lou (Hicken) HansenDave and Jenny HIcken


Landon Hatch posted on 9/11/11

Sorry to hear of your family loss. May your hearts be filled with peace at this time and my prayers are with you.