Thelma (Terry) Irene (Ellsworth) BlantonJanuary 9, 1927 ~ February 24, 2017 (age 90)
Thelma Irene "Terry" Blanton was born January 9, 1927 to James Hazelwood Ellsworth and Bertha Amelia Bryson in Vancouver BC. She met her future husband Jessie at the old Imperial Roller Rink and said it was love at first sight. She married Jessie Ray Blanton in 1946 and their daughter Candy was born the following year. Jessie was a career military man spending time in both the Navy and Air Force and their family lived all over the world. Terry drove Toot Suite Taxi in Africa, went to beauty school in Georgia, did hair on Guam, owned a restaurant across from the old Washington High school, priced at a thrift shop and many other occupations. Jessie predeceased Terry in 2001 after 55 years of marriage. Left to grieve Terry are her daughter Candy and her husband Joe Headley, their children Tracie and Ray, Tracie's husband Mike Nanson and their 5 children Caitlin, Kaleah, Karsyn, Cassadie and Zayden. Rays wife Terri and his children Jesse and Kristin and a great great grandson Jameson. In lieu of flowers please donate to Alzheimer's research. Terry will be buried with her husband at Willamette National Cemetery.