Lorraine Blankenbaker

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LORRAINE BLANKENBAKER
November 21, 1930 ˜ October 9, 2018

Lorraine Blankenbaker passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018 at her home at Clearwater Springs Assisted Living in Vancouver, WA. She was born to Manley H. Noble & Harriet E. (Weeks) Noble on November 21, 1930 in Harrah, WA. She graduated from White Swan High School in 1949.
In November of 1951, Lorraine married her high school sweetheart, Arthur J. Winters. Together they had four daughters. While Art was in the Navy, they lived in Port Hueneme, CA and Bremerton, WA. They then moved to the Yakima Valley, Othello, WA and Vancouver, WA. In 1973, Lorraine married Anthony Urbano until his untimely death in December of 1983.
Lorraine reacquainted with Roy Blankenbaker of Othello, WA and they married in July of 1987. During their time together they enjoyed the ranch at home and traveling to Yuma, AZ during the winter months. Lorraine move back to Vancouver after Roy’s passing in 1999. She was an active member of New Heights Church.
Lorraine is survived by her her daughters, Debra Oshrin (Bob) of Stratford, CT, Diane Ward (Dave) of Kalama, WA, Darla Prince (Jack) of Vancouver, WA and Donna Merriman (Mark) of Silverton, OR; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; all of her 6 siblings; and a son-in-law.
Service will be held on November 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at New Heights Church, 8000 NE 58th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to New Heights Church or Open House Ministries.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 21, 2018
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