December 5, 1915 ~ December 21, 2003
Blanche Lucile Iiams, 88, passed away Dec. 21, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Dec. 5, 1915, in Shamrock, Okla., and was a Pueblo resident most of her adult life. Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Edna Ricks; husband, Virgil Iiams; brothers, Sammi and Glenn Ricks; and sisters, Beulah Lea Scharton, Eula Mae Miller and Oleta Quigley. She is survived by sisters, Wynona McPhail, June (Caldwell) Beck and Lou Ruzanski; brothers, Jack, Bill (Maryann), Jake (Lillian) and Everett (Pat) Ricks. Also survived by nephew, William D. 'Billy' Scharton III; niece, Martha Rable; and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. Blanche was affectionately known as 'Anie' to those who knew her well. She worked several jobs during her adult life, but most of her time was dedicated to being a loving and caring wife, aunt and friend. Blanche was a long-time member of Park Hill Christian Church. She will lie in state at the funeral home today and Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th Street, in Pueblo, with the Reverend Dr. Charlene Nimmo officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Park Hill Christian Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO 81002.