Blinsmon, Clayton Leroy (1931-1999)

Clayton Blinsmon, 68, died Monday, December 20, 1999 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, December 22) at Green Funeral Home in Thief River Falls with Rev. John Jorgenson officiating. Burial will be in the Opdahl Cemetery in Marshall county. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the services at the funeral home.

Clayton Leroy Blinsmon was born on August 1, 1931 in Newfolden, the son of Oscar and Anna “Julia” (Lee) Blinsmon. He graduated from Newfolden High School in 1949.

On October 31, 1953 he married Edith Thomas. He joined the Air Force where he was an officer and pilot, serving for several years. After leaving the Air Force he was a rural mail carrier in the Newfolden area until his retirement.

Clayton is survived by one son, Fred (Bonnie); two daughters, Sharon (Larry) Ekman of Newfolden and Leslie (Todd) Legg of Grafton, ND; two sisters, Evelyn Edlund of Puyallup, WA and Jeanette (Dale) Magner of Thief River Falls; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers, Oliver and Orville; and one sister, Alice Austin.

Found at: Find A Grave Memorial # 124320569

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky