Jan Blankenship

Jan Blankenship

August 01, 1945 ~ August 14, 2019

Born in: Los Angeles, CA
Resided in: Lake Forest, CA

Jan Blankenship, 74, passed away on August 14, 2019. She was the wife of Donald Lee Blankenship. They shared 53 years of marriage together.

Born in Los Angeles, she was the daughter of Vergenes Rogers and Pearl Marie Martin. She attended St. Anthony’s Catholic High School and Marymount University. She worked as a bookkeeper at a law firm for many years.

She was a member of Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church in Lake Forest, California. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling the world, and playing games. She was a loving and caring person, a devoted wife, mother, and friend, always thinking of others first. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Blankenship, and her children, Kari Plush, Stacy Persek, and Donnie Blankenship, and her four grandchildren, Julia, Madalyn, Mason, and Lily.

The funeral service will be held on August 24, 2019, at Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church in Lake Forest at 10:00am.

A memorial donation may be made in lieu of flowers to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdrf.org) to support her granddaughter, Madalyn Plush, who has Type 1 Diabetes.


Funeral Mass: August 24, 2019 10:00 am

Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church
21682 Lake Forest Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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  1. DAVID AND SALLY HART August 17, 2019 at 7:48 am - Reply


  2. Sue Kappas August 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Sue Kappas and Family send sincere condolences

  3. Sue August 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    All our Love forever, dear friend. Love, Wyatt and Sue

  4. George and Laura Saadeh August 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    May God bless Jan, Don and the Blankenship family, and help lighten the load they carry at this time.

  5. Laura and Michael August 20, 2019 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Kari, Jim and family,
    There are no words we can offer you to bring you comfort but know you are in our continuous thoughts and prayers.
    Mike, Laura, Kevin and Chase

  6. Eileen Padberg August 20, 2019 at 11:01 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Jan. Sympathy and love to the family.

  7. Anne Kahle August 21, 2019 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful lady both inside and out. She will be missed.

  8. Carol Rapp August 23, 2019 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Don and Family,
    I have such sweet memories of Jan’s friendship over the years. She was kind and loving and a very special person in my life. I share your sadness and I will miss her too.
    With love and condolences,

  9. Peter and Jan Denny August 24, 2019 at 5:01 am - Reply

    Our condolences to you, Don, and your family at the loss of Jan. We will miss her.

  10. Margie Gomez August 26, 2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Dear Don and family.

    We’re so, so sorry for your deep loss. Jan was a wonderful human being. She will be missed by many.

    Bob & Margie Gomez

  11. Julia February 23, 2020 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I love you Gabbi.

  12. Julia February 23, 2020 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I love you Gabbi

  13. Sidney Russell April 15, 2020 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Jan, it has been 58 years since I first met you on a double date. You were sweet and cute then and you never changed. You will be missed for many years. Your smile at the SA Golf Event was always so welcoming. I hope my Larry helped welcome you when you arrived in heaven.
    Sidney Russell

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