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Clarice Blankers

Clarice Blankers passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 4 in her home in Dallas, GA.

Despite Clarice’s weakening, physical condition, she never faltered from her unwavering love and warmth that she showed everyone around her and the knowledge of the grace she had received from her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We can rejoice that Clarice is now with her dear husband, Barry, and united forever with God in eternity.

Clarice was born Jan. 29, 1937 in Harrison, South Dakota to Tim and Florence Kredit. She married her beloved Barry Blankers on Aug. 6, 1958. Clarice attended Calvin College and graduated with a teaching certificate.

While substitute teaching, she also started her main career as support for her husband as they served together across the world in churches and communities in Iowa, the Philippines, New Jersey, California and finally Lynden.  

Clarice is survived by her loving children, Terry (Koko), Ann, Bruce (Sheryl), Joel (Ginny), and Mark (Denise); and grandchildren Michael, Alex, Mathew, Clayton, Daniel, Ellen, Jonathan, Maggee, Max, Kyle and Tyler.

Clarice will be greatly missed by her brother Harlan Kredit and sisters Jean Van Dalfsen, Caroline Wynstra, Eleanor Rietkerk and Mavis Terpstra along with her church family and numerous friends and relatives.

You are invited for visitation and viewing on Friday, Sept. 17 at Gilles Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m.  

There will be a graveside committal on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Monumenta Cemetery followed by a memorial service at First Christian Reformed Church in Lynden.

Due to the current COVID environment, Saturday’s events will be limited to family members. Masks will be required at all indoor events.

You are invited to participate by watching the services live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/GilliesFuneralHomeAndCremationServices.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Cancer Center Patients Experience Fund (3301 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham WA 98225).

Care and trust placed with In Their Honor of Jasper. Ph. 706)253-5060

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