Blanche M. Harmon, 99, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Eventide Devils Lake Care Center.
Blanche M. Harmon, 99, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Eventide Devils Lake Care Center. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake with Bill Biby and Jeff Deckert officiating. Burial is in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Blanche M. Walford was born April 17, 1920, in Devils Lake the daughter of Frank and Kathryn (DeBoer) Walford. She attended rural Grove School through the 8th grade and graduated from Devils Lake Central High School in 1938. She received her nurses training at the General Hospital in Devils Lake and for a time worked at San Haven and the McVille Hospital. In the early 1940’s, she made her home in Colorado Springs, CO, and worked at St. Francis Hospital. In 1946, Blanche married Charles “Chet” Harmon of Brinsmade, ND. They made their home at Wilmar, MN, and she worked at Rice Memorial Hospital. They returned to rural Devils Lake where her husband was employed at the Concrete Sectional Culvert Company. In 1985, Chet retired and they moved into Devils Lake. She loved her family and was always available to help family and friends. She kept busy in the summer working in her vegetable garden and with her flowers. She was involved with the Lakewood Chapel and Camp FaHoCha for many years, working with Stan and Simone Hockett and was once an active member of MOPS. She was preceded in death by; her parents; husband, Chet; daughter, Ginny; son, Lee; sister, Lorraine; and brother, Morgan. Survivors include; her son, Glenn Harmon of Mandan, ND; and daughter and son-in-law, Bill and Gail Biby of Fargo, ND; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials are preferred to FaHoCha Bible Conference, 8799 21st Street NE Warwick, ND 58381.