Jeanne Ann Blakeman

After 93 years our beautiful mother Jeanne Ann Blakeman of Laramie died November 6, 2022 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital and has gone to be with her loving husband.

She was born July 11, 1929 to Harold A. and Hilda F. (Shaw) Smith in Manchester, Iowa. Jeanne moved with her family from Iowa to Wyoming at a young age. During her younger years she, her mother and brother followed her father around Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado while he worked for AT&T finally settling in Rawlins. She met the love of her life, Richard E. Blakeman at a Valentine’s dance while living in McFadden. They married August 3, 1947 in Laramie.

After she finished raising her family, she began her working life at the Medical Group in Laramie and eventually moved on to the Albany School District as an Administrative Assistant until her retirement in 1988.

She enjoyed spending time at home, cooking, baking, and cleaning.  She also enjoyed traveling to various locations around the United States. One of her greatest pleasures was when she became a grandmother and great grandmother…she loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren more than one could imagine.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her grandson, Dylan Allen; her brother, Donald L. Smith; and her numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

She is survived by her children, Richard W. Blakeman of Denver, CO, Stanley L. Blakeman (Kathleen) of Knox, NY, Kellie A. Southards (Jim) of Laramie, and Anita J. Allen of Laramie; her grandchildren, Kourtney A. Faycosh (Jeff), Gregory J. Southards (Mandy), Alexandra Allen; her great grandchildren, Sam Southards, Ady Faycosh, Haley Southards, McKinley Southards, Lucas Southards, and Nora Allen. She is also survived by her in-laws, Dorothy Smith, Diana Marlow, and Twila Blakeman.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association, 2232 Dell Range Blvd #101, Cheyenne, WY 82009 and/or the Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 255 North 30th St. Laramie, WY 82072.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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Condolences (7)

  • Gulla Burke

    I have such wonderful memories of Jeanne from the time I worked at SWAL. She was such a joy to visit with. Sending prayers for comfort and peace to family and friends.

  • Curt and Terry Aschenbrenner

    Kelly, Jim and Family: Our sincere condolences during this time. Words seem shallow, time heals some, but beautiful memories will live forever. Cherish these times you had and know we are here for you whenever you need us. Thoughts and Prayers sent your way. Curt and Terry Aschenbrenner

  • Kara

    I had the pleasure of taking care of Jeanne at Spring Wind Assisted Living. She was always smiling!

  • Laura Abell

    Kellie and family, Your Mother was a truly lovely woman. The world is a lesser place with her passing. Our deepest condolences. Laura, Ralph, Ryan and Becky

  • Robyn Marlow Edwards

    To my dear cousins, I have so many delightful memories of your mom and my childhood memories contain so many wonderful times I shared with her, your dad, and all of you. Please know you all are in my thoughts during this sad time. Sending love and sympathy.

  • Randy & Pam Moulton

    Kellie and family, we are deeply saddened to hear about your mother's passing. We loved both of your parents . Sending our sincere condolences to you and all that loved her.

  • Sherry Nelson

    Kelly and family. So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Your Mom and Dad were the best neighbors on 10th St. My kids thought of them as second parents. After I lost Rod they were so supportive. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sherry (Redding) Nelson, Mary, Gary and Doug.


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