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Blanche Olive Parr Obituary
Blanche Olive Parr
Passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2014 of natural causes, at the age of 98.
A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bellevue Memorial Park, 1240 West "G" Street, Ontario, California.
Blanche was born on April 4, 1916 In Beltrami County, Minnesota, to John and Annette Kvelland. Blanche was the 2nd oldest of six children with two sisters and three brothers.
Later, the family moved to Bricelyn, Minnesota, where Blanche attended school, graduating from Bricelyn High School in 1934.
Blanche moved to California where she met and married her husband Malvin Parr and they had three sons, Malvin, Michael and James.
In 1956 the family of five moved to Montclair, California. While living in Montclair Blanche obtained her Associate of Arts Degree in nursing (RN) at Chaffey College and worked at Pacific State Hospital for 20 years, where she retired from. She continued to work as an RN in the private sector home health care for an additional 8 years.
Blanche was an active member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Ontario for over 40 years and volunteered some of those years at the thrift shop.
In 2000, after living 44 years in her home on Poulsen Avenue in Montclair, California, she moved to Ontario, California.
In 2006 Blanche moved to Redlands, California and resided at the Mission Commons Retirement Community until her passing.
Blanche was preceded in death by her mother and father, two brothers - Ralph and Edward Kvelland and two sisters - Maude DeJames and Inez Schmillen and a daughter in law, Pamela Parr.
Blanche is survived by her younger brother Merton Kvelland, three sons - Malvin Parr and wife Barbara, Michael Parr and wife Rene, and James Parr and wife Carol along with seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great -great-grandchild.
To her Grandchildren she will forever be known as Mamu, the person who babysat them, and attended ball games. Camping was one of her favorite things to do with her grandchildren and she loved baking them their favorite pies.
There are so many great memories of her that it would be impossible to list the favorite or best ones. She had a full healthy life and enjoyed traveling, and having her family and friends around her.
Our Mom will be missed and we will love her always.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on July 3, 2014
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