Freddie M. White Blevins, 1913-2006


Freddie M. White Blevins was born on July 20, 1913, in Craig, to Ralph and Pearl (Aiken) White. She was raised and attended school in Craig, where she graduated from High School. She then attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music for two years, where she received a certificate in music.

She married Thomas Blevins on Jan. 6, 1940, in Nevada. They lived for six years in Innis, Mont., and then returned to Moffat County and resided in Browns Park, where Freddie taught school. She later returned to school, attending Colorado State Teacher's College in Greeley. Following completion of her studies, she returned to Northwest Colorado and again taught in Maybell and Browns Park. Her teaching career spanned 20 years.

Freddie loved music and spent a lot of time playing the piano and singing. She also enjoyed working in her garden and fishing. She was a member of the Browns Park Women's Club.

Freddie died on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Burkett of Maybell, Uldene Robbins of Grand Junction and Alice Bordeaux of Gallup, N.M.; her son, Fred Blevins of Browns Park; and 12 grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister June Williamson, her brother Charles White and her husband, Thomas Blevins.

A funeral was on Friday, June 2, 2006, at Grant Mortuary with the Rev. Linda Taylor officiating. Musical selections were "Red River Valley," "Drinkin' Champagne," "Amazing Grace" and "Home On The Range," sung by Wanda Brown, who was accompanied on the organ by Anne Carr.

Pallbearers were Doug McIntyre, Tom Blevins, Richard Blevins, Thomas Blevins, Zane Kinner, Tyrel Kinner, Brandon McIntyre, Ethan Kinner and Kody Ellis. Honorary Pallbearers were Rene Miles, Vic Beckett, Harley Guess, Danny Strickland, Gary Robbins, Jeff Andrews, Steve Bourdette, Bud Bordeaux, John Ball and Dave Burkett.

Interment was at Craig Cemetery next to her husband, Thomas.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (for research) in care of Grant Mortuary.

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