Blanche was born on Sept. 20, 1913, to James and Rose McClun in Prineville, Ore. She attended Oregon Normal School in Monmouth, Ore., and began her teaching career at a country school on Mill Creek.
She married Jerry Hereford on June 3, 1939. They were married for 27 years, and had a ranch on Mill Creek, where Blanche lived until moving into town in 1997.
She was an elementary teacher for 26 years. She was active in the Lookout Mt. Grange and a member of the Prineville First Baptist Church. In 1992 she was selected as Crook County's Pioneer Queen. Blanche enjoyed bowling, oil painting, traveling, reading, horseback riding, fishing, playing games and spending time with her family.
She is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law Donna and Jerry Clayton; her son and daughter-in-law Donald and Connie Hereford; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Hereford.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to any charity of your choice that benefits children, such as Feed the Children.
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