Cecil Blankenship

  • "almost Karls birthday and then your's. sure do miss you..."
    - Maarage
  • "5 years and I still look for you"
    - Marge Blankenship
  • "Another month. Will be cleaning Karls grave. Miss you both."
    - marge blankenship
  • - Alexis Blankenship
  • "I cannot believe all this time has passed. I may not have..."
    - marge blankenship

Cecil "Carl" Blankenship, 67, died at his Anchorage home on Nov. 1, 2010.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 29 on Muldoon Road.

Born Dec. 19, 1942, in Kimberling, Va., to Cecil Carr Blankenship and Clara Josephine Bouldin, Carl was one of eight siblings. After attending Narrows High School, where he received a letter in track, Carl joined the military and moved to Alaska just a couple of months before the Good Friday earthquake of 1964.

Walking down the street one day, he turned the corner, where he literally bumped into the love of his life, Marge. Married on May 15, 1965, Carl was soon shipping off to Vietnam.

After a successful tour of duty, Carl returned home to his wife and soon they became parents to two sons and a daughter. Carl and his young family moved to Virginia, where they lived until returning to Alaska, settling in Seward in 1983. Carl and his family moved to Anchorage in 2001.

Carl was very proud to be a 60th Infantry "Go Devil" and a 4/23 Infantry "Tomahawk" and a member of the 25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning."

Carl was a proud member of the American Legion and very active at Muldoon Post 29.

Carl was preceded in death by his son, Carl Edward Blankenship; his father, Cecil Carr Blankenship; and a baby sister.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marge; son, Christopher (Melodie) Blankenship; daughter, Linda and granddaughter, Jessica; daughter-in-law, Samantha and granddaughter, Alexis, all of Anchorage; mother, Josephine of Dublin, Va.; sisters, Faye (Richard) Perdue, Diane (Richard) Young, Joyce (Archie) Minton, Jenny (Tony) Pennington; brothers, Richard and Scott Blankenship, all of the Dublin and surrounding areas; and mother-in-law, Dolores Ferguson of Silverdale, Ore.

Remembrances may be made to the American Legion Post Department of Alaska Boy's State.


Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2010
bullet Bronze Star bullet U.S. Army