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Vaunita Faye Blanton

June 18, 1945 — February 10, 2023

Emory

Vaunita Faye Blanton of Emory, Texas went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 10, 2023

 

            Mrs. Blanton was born in Sulphur Springs, Tx on June 18, 1945 to Romie and Lorene Hennen. While attending Rains High School she played basketball, where she earned All-District Honors and because of her love of the game she rarely missed one of her children or grandchildren’s games. She loved to tell people that she had been a cheerleader and she got to watch her daughters and granddaughters cheer for RHS too, boasting the family had 3 generations of Wildcat Cheerleaders.

           

            One of her greatest enjoyments was volunteering for the Rains County Fair, especially with the 4-H program when her children were young and continued to volunteer for many years afterward as her grandchildren became active participants in the livestock show and pageants.

 

            She retired after a long career in the Purchasing Department at E-Systems, but decided retirement wasn’t for her, so she went to work for Sierra Nevada in the same capacity until her second retirement.

 

            Vaunita was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, daughter Carmen, and son-in-law Shannon Cooke.

 

            She is survived by her daughter Denita Young and her husband Scott, son P. R. Adams and wife Molly, grandchildren; Brooke Dockery and husband Dustin, Taylor Allen and husband Garrett, Heagen Steed, Jace Lowery, Hank, Haiden, Graysen, and Graham Adams and great grandchildren Berkleigh and Wesson Dockery.

 

            In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dougherty Cemetery.

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