Kim Blanchard, 55, passed away from cancer on October 16, 2013, at her sister's home in Escondido. The daughter of Leigh C. Briggs (deceased January 13, 2013) and Audrey Butterfield Briggs Alderman (deceased), she was born April 29, 1958, in Chula Vista, and raised in Poway. Active in FFA in the Ag program and PVRA, she graduated from Poway High School in 1974. Kim attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills.|
Kim married Daniel Haberlack in 1981. They divorced shortly thereafter and she moved to Mammoth. In 1989, Kim married Robert Blanchard of Bishop, where they made their home. She was employed by the DMV for over 30 years, mainly in Bishop, and she retired as manager of the office in Quincy in the spring of 2013 after her illness progressed.
Kimmy is survived by her only child, Cody (Jessica) Briggs; three grandchildren of Chico, her husband; sister, Katie (John); brothers, Leigh (Susanne) and David; as well as six nephews; two nieces; five great-nephews; six great-nieces; and many, many friends.
Kimmy loved her animals, her friends and her family, and she will be missed by all.
Interment will be at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church's Columbarium on November 7, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
Published in the Pomerado News on Nov. 7, 2013