Kenneth Gene Blanchard passed away on Oct. 30, 2013 in Colville. He was born on June 13, 1945 in Tifton, GA, the son of Buck and Addy (Bailey) Blanchard. Kenneth grew up in Tifton and moved to Albany, GA, where he met Barbara Partain. The two were married in April 8, 1963. The family then relocated to Florida when their children were young. Kenneth and his wife Barbara moved to Colville 15 years ago and made their home here. Kenneth and his wife loved spending time at their home and were considered by their children “true home bodies,” although they did enjoy their frequent fishing trips. Kenneth was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Annette Zinkan, Woodinville; sons, Christopher Eugene Blanchard, Colville; Dalton Jeremiah Blanchard, Addy; siblings,, Dalton Jackson Blanchard, Tifton; Herbert Blanchard and wife Barbara, Albany, GA; Ray Blanchard, Albany; Gail Goodwin and husband Ricky, Albany; Trellie Stewart and husband George, Albany; Tracy Blanchard, Charles Blanchard, Albany; Louise Hatcher; Albany; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a private family memorial held at a later date. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.