Blanche Nichols Holmden Evans ©Enid News and Eagle 01-19-1984 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Funeral services for Blanche Evans, 90, of Enid, will be at 2 PM Monday at the Enid Bible Church with Rev. James F. Matheney and Rev. Gaylord Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the New Home Cemetery in Nash and under the direction of Henninger – Allen Funeral Home.
She was born March 14, 1895, in Indiana to Charles W. And Annie Healy Nichols. She came to Oklahoma at an early age with her parents to the Douglas area, later moving to north of Hillsdale. He she lived there until adult hood.
She attended Northwestern State University, Alva, and Phillips University. She received a bachelor of science degree from NWOSU in 1937 and a master degree from PU in 1943. Her first teaching assignment was in Nash in 1914. She later taught in Hillsdale, Drummond and Blackwell.
She married John R. Holmden in 1920. He preceded her in death in 1932.
She married Ernest Evans in 1946. He preceded her in death in 1957.
She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association and the Grant County Association of Retired Teachers.
Survivors include one stepson, Eldon E. Evans, Lawton, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Enid Bible Church with the funeral home acting as custodian.
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