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Mary Jean Blankenship

December 20, 1969 May 27, 2019
Mary Jean Blankenship
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Mary Jean Orloff Blankenship passed away in Kenai, Alaska on May 27, 2019 at 49 years old. She was born on December 20, 1969 in Anchorage, Alaska.

She graduated from East Anchorage High School in 1988. She lived in Chignik Lake, Port Lions, Anchorage, Kasilof, Kotzebue, and Kenai and made life long friends at each city. She loved dip-netting, sports fishing and purse seining, and shared her catch with as many people as she could. Mary Jean loved crafts such as beading, sewing, quilting, crocheting. She also loved classic cars, bingo, the color purple and Prince. She loved working with people and always made people smile and laugh. She was a great comfort to those who were in pain and always knew what to say to make a person feel better. She enjoyed being an auntie and had nicknames for all of her nieces and nephews and other loved ones.

Left to honor Mary Jean's love and memory are her four children, sons, Shawn Kalmakoff, Nathan Orloff, and Steven Werginz; her daughter Isla Ann Blankenship; Father George Orloff, Mother Joan Orloff; her siblings JJ Orloff (Peter Anderson), George (Muranda) Orloff, Janette (August) Knutsen, Melvin (Kelly) Anderson, Charles Orloff; nephews Makhial Orloff, Damian Orloff, Kelsin Orloff, Brendan Orloff, Trevin Anderson, Dylan Knutsen, Rylan Knutsen, nieces Brina Orloff, Falina Orloff, Carissa Larson, and Layla Jackson. As well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Previously passed away are her son Damian Kalmakoff; grandparents Mary Yurioff Naumoff, George Naumoff, Alex Orloff, and Nina Orloff; uncles Billy Yurioff, Mac Boskofsky, Jacob Lukin, and Alvin Boskofsky; aunts Betty Boskofsky Lukin, Isla Naumoff Alpiak, and cousin Gladys Naumoff Alpiak.

A visitation will be held at St. Innocent Orthodox Cathedral on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:00pm with a memorial service at 2:00pm. Please join the family in celebrating Mary Jean's life at a repast potluck immediately following the service at the St. Innocent Cathedral banquet hall. There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Kenai, Alaska at 1:00 with visitation at noon. Burial will be at Kenai Cemetery immediately following the memorial service.


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Visitation

Tuesday

4

Jun

1:00 PM 6/4/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 6/4/2019 2:00:00 PM
St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral

401 Turpin Street
Anchorage, AK 99504

St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral
401 Turpin Street Anchorage 99504 AK
United States

Service

Tuesday

4

Jun

2:00 PM 6/4/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 6/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral

401 Turpin Street
Anchorage, AK 99504

St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral
401 Turpin Street Anchorage 99504 AK
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

5

Jun

12:00 PM 6/5/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 6/5/2019 1:00:00 PM
Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church

1105 Mission Avenue
Kenai, AK 99611

Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church
1105 Mission Avenue Kenai 99611 AK
United States

Service

Wednesday

5

Jun

1:00 PM 6/5/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 6/5/2019 2:00:00 PM
Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church

1105 Mission Avenue
Kenai, AK 99611

Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church
1105 Mission Avenue Kenai 99611 AK
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Kenai City Cemetery Final Resting Place

First Avenue
Kenai, AK 99611

First Avenue Kenai 99611 AK
United States
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