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Terry Guy Blanchard December 20, 1953 - March 29, 2024

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Terry Blanchard Funeral Service

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother Terry Guy Blanchard, 70, returned to his father in heaven on Friday, March 29, 2024, surrounded by his loving wife and children after many complications while preparing for a second kidney transplant.

Terry was born on December 20th, 1953, in Spanish Fork, Utah to William and Reba Blanchard. He attended Provo High School class of 1972.

Terry met and married the love of his life Diane. They met while cruising on Provo Center Street. They were married on August 20th, 1976, in the Provo Temple for time and all eternity. They were married for 47 years.

Terry had a love for his family and a passion for the great outdoors along with many other hobbies.  He involved his wife, children, and grandchildren in his passions of hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, painting, fly-tying, reloading, shooting, fixing things, Scouting, restoring old cars, and car shows. When Terry was a teenager, he had a great love for muscle cars. He rebuilt his 1956 Chevy Bel Air, which was one of the pride and joys of his life. He was in the Baron car club. He has rebuilt around 10 different cars and trucks throughout his life.

Terry was a skilled heavy equipment operator for over 30 years at Geneva Rock Products. During this time, he operated many different types of equipment. He was also able to work closely with all 3 of his sons, 2 of them followed in his footsteps and have continued the trade. He was always busy doing various side jobs during the off-season such as remodeling, painting, woodwork, concrete, sprinklers, and installing cultured marble.

His love of the outdoors perpetuated his passion for Scouting. He served for over 25 years in various positions including Scout Master, Quartermaster, taught Scout Leader training, attended Woodbadge, and was made a permanent Patrol Leader. He loved taking the scouts camping and teaching them various knots, survival, and building Klondike derby sleds. He loved it when his boys were old enough for scouting to share his knowledge with them. He especially loved participating in Pinewood Derby races and made a hobby of building custom derby cars.

In his retirement years, he spent his time helping his family and friends with their limited-entry deer and elk hunts. Terry also enjoyed living his life camping and fishing at Strawberry Reservoir where he spent a lot of time with his dad when he was a child. When he wasn’t fishing, he would craft his own fishing lures to use for Kokanee Salmon, where he was good enough to start selling them. He made friends in Salem who taught him how to reload ammunition. He enjoyed sharing this passion with his sons and grandsons.

He is survived by his sweetheart of 47 years Diane, and children Kristen Lund, Korey (Richelle) Blanchard, Melissa (Abe) Mitchell, Darren (Erika) Blanchard, Austin (Marlee) Blanchard, and Ashley Stone, 19 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his father William Blanchard, and mother Reba Blanchard, his father-in-law Brown Kaplar, and his sisters Diane Walden and Anita Jensen.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 695 S 300 W in Salem, Utah. Funeral services will be held in the chapel following the viewing.  Interment will be at the Salem City Cemetery.

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Visitation

Saturday, April 6, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse
695 South 300 West
Salem, Utah 84653
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Funeral Service

Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2024
1:30 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel
695 South 300 West
Salem, Utah 84653
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Interment

Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2024
Salem City Cemetery
979 South 130 East
Salem, Utah 84653
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    Sherrie says

    I grew up in the same neighborhood as Terry. So many memories. My condolences Diane. I’m glad to see the Chevy made it in the video.

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      Jason lewis. says

      Terry was my scout leader,mentor,friend. He helped and inspired me on my mopar muscle cars. He would take me cruisin on center st. In his 56 chev.always left me with a smile.We hunted together at times with his boys.fished and we could just talk about anything. He and diane were always very kind to me and my brother.you will be missed friend.

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    Justin Lewis says

    Dear Terry, Diane and family, As my brother Jason expressed, you and your family played a huge part in our lives showing and teaching us what most importantly to me the aspect of what a good loving father and husband is. Before I was a teenager the very first time I was invited to attend family dinner at the Kaplars on Sunday I knew I wanted this value in my family. All the things you taught me from how to tie a Bull Line knot, How to put up a privacy fence and keep the post plumb, How to melt my winter gloves at the Klondike Derby with a tower of fire made of Balsa Wood and steel wool to win the Whistling Tea Pot Competition for Troop 712 !!!, Teaching me how to clean and polish “Hemi Fever” and taking it to the Auto-Rama. Which I have now owned six ’66 Coronets to date. Hmm, Wonder why? Thank you and your family for all such fond memories. Most of all, How to be a man. The Lord puts people in our lives to shape us into whom our Lord needs us to be for other people that we have yet to come into our lives. You did that for me. Thank you my Dear Friend.

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    Bryan Clark says

    I worked with Terry for number years at Geneva Rock. He was always a nice guy and a very good operator. Gonna miss you, buddy.

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