Linda “Sue” Blanchard, 68, of Little Axe, Oklahoma passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 in Norman.
She was born June 1, 1946 to Henry C. and Pauline (Brady) Johnson in Concho, Oklahoma.
Sue attended Noble High School and was a lifelong resident of the Little Axe area.
She married George Blanchard on February 28, 1962 in Texas.
Sue worked as a mud-mixer and laborer alongside her husband, George for 5 B Construction. She worked for several years at Little Axe Public Schools and later worked for Griffin Memorial Hospital. In 1987 she went to work for Thunderbird Bingo as the original caller and floor manager.
Sue was a proud member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe. She loved going to the casino and playing bingo and was known as a “World Renowned Bingo Player” and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry C. Johnson; and sisters, Edna and Aline.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 52 years, George Blanchard of the home; 2 daughters, Beverly and Doug Felton, of Newalla and Virginia Adele “Tee” and Greg Poafpybitty, of Little Axe; son, George, Jr. “Bob” and Denise Blanchard, of Moore; mother, Pauline Johnson, of Norman; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Diane Kay “DK” Johnson; 3 brothers, Henry “Buddy” Johnson, Jr., David Lee Johnson and Lewis “Jim” Johnson; and other extended family and friends.
Tribal Rites will be held Tuesday Evening, June 10, 2014 at the Blanchard Family home, 5052 156th Avenue NE in Newalla, Oklahoma. Burial will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Blanchard Family Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.