George Blanchard George P. Blanchard, 59 of Phoenix passed away on May 24, 2014. George is survived by his wife Nancy (Wagner), daughter Danielle, son Ryan, his granddaughters Willow and Julia and his two dogs Wilson and Rylee. George was a well-known chef and worked for many upscale Valley resorts in Phoenix and in the Houston area for several years. A memorial service is planned for June 14th in Phoenix. Arrangements under the direction of Shadow Mountain Mortuary, Phoenix, AZ. Donations in lieu of flowers to local SPCA.