Irma Natalie (Goudey) Blankenship age 95 of Scituate passed away peacefully on Friday, September 12th at Carleton Willard Village in Bedford where she resided for the past 4 years. She was the wife of the late Elwood A. Blankenship of Scituate, well known local artist and graphic designer.
Born in Brookline on January 7th, 1919, she was the daughter of the late W. H. Russell and Melva W. (Porter) Goudey.
Irma attended Brookline High School and Cushing Academy graduating in 1936. She attended Smith College, graduating in 1940, earning a bachelor's degree in music.
Irma married and settled in Scituate where she resided for 61 years. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. She enjoyed music, poetry, gardening and her animals.
Surviving family members include her sons Peter E. Blankenship and his wife Susan of Carlisle, MA and Mark R. Blankenship and his wife Beth of Roswell, GA, her grandchildren Jared C. Blankenship and wife Melissa of Liberty, MO and Derek M. Blankenship and wife Michele of Dallas, TX, and her great-grandchildren Sarah, Audrey and Grace Blankenship. She is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Gabriele Blankenship of Tulsa, OK.
Tuesday, September 30th at 3:15
Carleton Willard Village Nursing Home
100 Old Billerica Road
Interment will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Scituate Animal Shelter, 61 The Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066.