Blanche A. Coen

April 28, 1911

Blanche A. (Oxley) Coen

Blanche Coen, long time Lamar area resident died in Salt Lake City, UT on Monday, January 7th. Blanche was born at home near McClave, CO on April 28th 1911, the 11th of 12 children born to Ella Josephine and Daniel Louis Oxley.
She grew up in the country and graduated from McClave High School.
On June 11, 1932, she married Charles (Red) Coen and they farmed and ranched northeast of Lamar for 65 years, raising their three children, Gary, Nona and Betty.
Blanche’s greatest love after her family was her lovely flower and vegetable gardens.
Her husband Charles died in 1997 and in 2000 Blanche moved to Salt Lake City to be near her daughter.
Blanche was preceded in death by her daughter Betty (David), her son Gary (Janice) and her husband Charles.
She is survived by her daughter Nona (Don) of Salt Lake City, daughter-in-law Janice Coen Barker of Westminster, CO, son-in-law David Schneider (Kathleen) of Royal Oak, MI and grandchildren, Stephanie Bressler, Suzanne Perkins (Jim) of Salt Lake City, Vincent Bressler (JoAnne) of Menlo Park, CA, Troy Coen (Diann) and Greg Coen (Becky) of Westminster, CO, Paul Schneider of Chicago, IL and Mark Schneider (Stephanie) of Ferndale, Mi and great grandchildren, Kolbi Coen, Karrie Coen, Mason Coen, Matthew Perkins, Amanda Perkins, Rex Bressler, Jeremy Goldberg-Seder, Samantha Goldberg-Seder, Oliver Goldberg-Seder and Linus Schneider.
Services for Blanche were held on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lamar. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Melvin Hendrickson Developmental Center, 510 Savage Ave, Lamar, CO 81052.
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