More detail on this person: Fred Blanchard, 68, of rural McCune, Kansas, died Thursday, December
8, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near McCune.
He was born June 19, 1948 in Denver, Colorado to Harvey Fredrick and Christine Marie (Manners) Blanchard. He grew up in Denver where he attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1966.
While serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he was an Air Cav warrant officer flying Huey Helicopters. He later served in the Wyoming National Guard as a pilot and medic.
For several years, Fred worked for the City of Aurora, Colorado as a fireman and paramedic. He also worked as a brick layer with his father.
Fred's No.1 priority was caring for his family. He enjoyed traveling, helping others, working and creating with his hands, and sharing his sense of humor with others.
He and Patricia L. Johnson were married August 23, 1990 in Boulder, Colorado. She survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: Four Daughters - Nicole Yates--White and fiancAc, Danny of Lakewood, CO, Michelle Lazzaro and husband, Bob, of Lakewood, CO, Alexzandra Blanchard of the home, Morgan Blanchard of the home; Five Grandchildren - Meranda White and her fiancAc,, Austin Robertson, Hannah Lazzaro, Kaitlyn Lazzaro, J.D. Lazzaro and Anthony Lazzaro; Two Sisters - Nancy Thompson and her husband, Jim, of Laakewood, CO, Margaret Peterson and husband, Ed, of Arvada, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life and Luau will be held from 5-7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons with military honors given by Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Memorials are suggested to Schools to End Poverty (S.T.E.P., Inc.) or Disabled American Veterans (DAV ). These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Homes : Parsons, Kansas (KS)
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