Elizabeth “Betty” Pauline Blankenship, 82, of Asheville passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Stonecreek Health & Rehabilitation. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude Marty Weibel. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Philip Blankenship and second husband, William Miller; and a brother, Paul Weibel.
Born in Monroe, WI, of immigrant parents who owned and operated the Pine Bluff Inn, Betty moved to Madison, WI and raised a family with Phil Blankenship. After their divorce she moved to Atlanta, Ga in 1982 with her two daughters where she remained until she married Bill Miller in 1990. She spent the last seven years in Asheville, NC near her two grandchildren.
Survivors include her two daughters, Lynn Blankenship and wife Amy Sweeney of St. Paul, MN and Laura Telford and husband Rick of Asheville, NC; two grandchildren, Jack and Evalyn Telford of Asheville, NC; five sisters, Diane Huntington of Darlington, WI, Nellie Gurrath of Wauwatosa, WI, Bernice Smaida of Whitefish Bay, WI, Joyce Weibel of Atlanta, GA and Rita Harmeyer of Dallas, GA.
Services are private.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Betty’s name may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.