Melvin Gene Eugene Blankenship

September 10, 1940November 10, 2013
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Melvin Gene Eugene Blankenship was born on September 10, 1940 and passed away on November 10, 2013 in Merced, CA.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 18, 2013

Melvin Gene Eugene Blankenship

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David & Janice Wheelock

June 18, 2014

Cathy & Family: Sorry to hear about Gene's passing. Read it in Pt. Loma Viewpoint. Janice & I remember the many good times our families were together. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. God bless &keep you.

December 11, 2013

Thank you everyone for your comments.Thanks for cards,calls,visits,andcaring. CATHY

Jacquelyn Ceja

November 22, 2013

It was truly an honor to have Gene as my co-worker at Stratford Evans. I will never forget his laugh, his dedication, and his stories. He will be greatly missed!

Michael Perino

November 21, 2013

My condolences to the family. It's been many years since I have seen Gene. I have fond memories as a kid going to Mary's house off of R st. with my grandmother Bertha Stavros. And also when Gene was a Teacher at John Muir. I know somehow are families were related, I just don't remember how.. May he rest in Peace

Julie Gallaway

November 18, 2013

Cathy, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I also remember his smile and kindness when he would come see you at the hospital. You and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn Scott

November 17, 2013

Kathy - I was sadden to learn of the loss of Gene. I know how deep a hurt this is for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

Anna Jones

November 17, 2013

Dr Blankenship,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May his memories always bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. May God comfort you all. Peace be with you, God Bless.

Larry & Marcia Jones

November 15, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I am happy to know that Gene was dedicated to his students.

Kurt J. Palmberg

November 14, 2013

I very much enjoyed working with Gene at Stratford-Evans & Whitehurst-Norton-Dias. Always a smile and a good word for those around him. Peace to his memory.

Jeanne Gonzalez

November 14, 2013

Kathy and boys--I am so sorry to read of Gene's sudden illness and passing. We had such fond memories of our short time as your neighbors, 30 years ago, when we developed a bond that was never broken. Love and prayers to you all--my heart aches for your loss, Kathy. I know your pain.