March 7, 1932 ~ February 6, 2020

Born in: Oak Creek, CO
Resided in: Arvada, CO

Mona Faye Blandford nee Knox was born on March 7, 1932, in Oak Creek Colorado to Lula May and James Franklin Knox. She grew up and went through school in Oak Creek graduating valedictorian of her class in 1950.

On December 30, 1950, she and Robert Carl Blandford were married in the Methodist Church at Oak Creek, Colorado.

Two sons William Leonard and Lawrence Allen blessed the family. Robert (Bob) died on Thanksgiving morning in 2004 1 month and 6 days before their 54th anniversary. Preceding her in death besides Bob were her mother and her stepfather who raised her and her father and stepmother.

She was the youngest of five children by several years. Her siblings were brother Melvin Knox and sisters Nina Knox Wadkins, Norma Knox Dickerson, and Frankie Jean Knox. They and their spouses preceded her in death.

Sons William (Marcia) and Lawrence (Lisa) survive her. Being the youngest, Mona grew up with her seven nieces and nephews. Melvin’s children Audrey (Wayne)Herman Ivan (Yvonne) Knox and James (Joan) Knox. Nina’s children Lula May Morgan (Sam) and Danny Castor: Norma’s children Patricia (Richard)Lane and Patricia (Herb) Chontos. Audrey, James and Patricia and their spouses survive her.

Seven grandchildren survive, Billy, Shane(Katie), Christopher, Robert (Susie), Tonya (Ron), Jessica (Ryan) along with twenty-five great-grandchildren.

Mona will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Bob, on Saturday, February 15th at 10:00am at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, CO (7777 W. 29th Ave). Celebration of her life to also be held on Saturday, February 15th at 11:00am at St James Episcopal Church in Wheat Ridge, Colorado (8235 W. 44th Ave).

Please share memories of Mona and condolences with her family below.

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  1. I your gift of friendship painted our lives with joy and laughter, tears of sadness and delight. You gave much to us both, blessed by your prayers and musings. So glad we had a lovely visit the day after Christmas 2019. Our grief is for those of us who’ve lost your presence with us, our treasure is imagining your peace and delight.
    Barbara and Jack

  2. Orville, Hannah & I loved Mona dearly. She and Bob always sat in the pew at Christ the King directly in front of us. Orville & I truly appreciated their wisdom in our small Bible Study on Sundays. After we left CTK, we tried to keep in touch with Mona, mostly by mail and internet. When Hannah was very sick in the hospital with pneumonia about this time of year in 2004, Mona and other healing ministry members prayed for her after church one Sunday. About 11:00 that day, our daughter took an amazing turn for the better. She wanted to eat & to have a bath-color returned to her face. She had been extremely lethargic for days before that. We know their and our prayers were answered that morning!! Thank you Mona! We will miss you but know you are with Bob and Christ now-PTL!!

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