Georgia Blank

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Georgia Blank

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Mrs. Blank
Mrs. Blank

Georgia Blank of Billings, much loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, died peacefully at home at the age of 93.  She was born in Cowley, Wyoming on March 21, 1921 to William James Banks and Harriet Amelia Asay.  She had five brothers: Dee, Eldon, Leon, Grant, and Lewis, and three sisters: Hilda, Ella and Marjory.

Georgia attended school in Cowley and was an excellent student. She always loved learning and continued her life surrounded by many good books which she turned to when her children needed help with schoolwork.  Her father died when she was 16, and she went to work at a canning factory to help support the family. When she was 18, she met Leo Blank.  For Leo, it was love at first sight, and they were married on July 3, 1939 in Billings.  Their marriage was later sealed in the LDS Idaho Falls Temple.   There were five children born to the union: twins William (who died when he was 2 days old) and Robert, Darlene, Linda, and Jean.

Her happiest times were when she was with her children and grandchildren. Many have fond memories of playing games with her. She was very creative when it came to making family times fun.

She was always an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions of service. Work in “her” Billings LDS Temple was a great joy to her.  Her life was one of service to her family, her friends, and to anyone who needed help. Her example in this regard has had a great influence on her family.

She is survived by one sister, Marjory Burke of Phoenix, AZ, three daughters; Darlene Averett (Larry) of Murray, UT, Linda Loveland (John) of Billings, MT, and Jean Gates (Stephen) of West Valley, UT, and by 27 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leo, two sons, William and Robert, by all of her brothers, by her sisters Ella and Hilda and by two grandsons, Kevin Blank and William Loveland.

You will be so missed, Mom and Grandma.  But your teachings and influence will always remind us of wonderful family memories.

Services will be held at 11:00 on Thursday, October 23 at the Billings Stake Center of the LDS Church at 2929 Belvedere Drive.  Visitation will be from  9:30  to 10:30 am on Thursday.  Interment will be at the Bridger, MT Cemetery at 2:00 pm on Thursday.

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  1. Gramma Blank, You. Are. Awesome. When I started hanging around this family 20 years ago, you welcomed me with open arms. And I was relieved. Your family all spoke so highly of you I really wanted to make a good impression. When you whooped me soundly over and over in Yahtzee, I knew I was with the right people. Linda, Jean, Mom, I’m sorry for your loss. I love your family and your bond. I loved your mom and I love your stories about her and your dad and about your childhood. You girls are the best.

  2. Our lives are richer having known Sister Georgia Blank. She was a wonderful and fun-loving friend and we will miss her. Not only was she a good friend but an amazing Visiting Teacher and Visiting Teaching Companion. She never missed a month’s visit and as a companion, she called at the end of each month to set up appointments for the following month. She loved every sister she visited – she loved everyone and everyone loved her. She raised a marvelous family. She shared her talent of handmade doilies and so many other gifts.
    She is with her beloved Leo and I believe they are watching the most glorious sunsets of all together. Love to all from Elder and Sister Getz

  3. Georgia will be missed as she was a wonderful woman and mother. My thoughts are with all of her family and I will always remember the good times everyone had, especially during the card games.

  4. I can only be happy for Georgia being back with her beloved husband Leo. She lived a good life in every sense of the word and passed her test here on the earth. What a great lady! I’m just sorry that I missed her when I tried to visit a few weeks ago. I know her family will miss her, you can’t love someone and not miss them when there are gone even when you know they are happy. Prayers for all of you in your loss. God Bless!

  5. It’s so nice to see all the people that I don’t know that knew Grandma. It was good to see so many family that we hadn’t seen for so long. She was the quintessential Grandmother. We had cookie day every time she came to see us in Utah. She crocheted the most beautiful stars for the christmas tree. Heather she really was the master of games. I don’t think I’m that good at games after playing Grandma! :

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