Jan's Story

PORTLAND - Jan Irene (McEachern) Blanchard, 68, of Portland passed away peacefully at home on October 15, 2014. She was born at home in Orrington, a daughter of Donald Allen and Olive Belle (Shields) McEachern on July 29, 1946.

She attended schools in Bangor and high school in San Mateo, California. She was a fashion model until she met the love of her life, Robert Edgar Blanchard. Together they raised three children; Donalyn Blanchard MacDougal, Robert Philmore Blanchard and Beau Edgar Blanchard, during Bob's long career in the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Jan was predeceased by her parents, her much loved in-laws, Philmore and Irene Willey, her very special grandmother Jeanette Shields and her "friend for life," Vonnie Brumfield. She is survived by her husband, their children and their spouses, seven grandchildren; Mattie, Jordan, Skylar, Mikella, Victoria, Hayleigh and Robby and great-grandsons Keegan and Griffin.

At Jan's request, there will be no services. Interment will be private at the Maine Veterans' Cemetery in Augusta. To share memories and condolences with the family, please go to www.athutchins.com
Published in Bangor Daily News
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