Seth Leslie Blankenship 

June 13, 1980 - Dec. 29, 2000 

Seth Leslie Blankenship of Powell Butte died Friday in a lumber truck 
accident. He was 20. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Powell Butte Christian Church. 
Vault Interment will follow at Powell Butte Cemetery. Pastor Chris Blair and 
Chris Yeager will officiate. 

Mr. Blankenship was born June 13, 1980, in Bend, to Scott and Brenda 
(Peterson) Blankenship. He attended grammar school and middle school in 
Powell Butte and high school in Prineville. He graduated from Crook County 
High School in 1999. While in high school he was active in FFA; he earned the 
Green Hand, Chapter Farmer, State Farmer and American Farmer degrees. He 
received many proficiency awards while in FFA, including the Star Chapter 
Farmer Award. 

After graduating from high school, Mr. Blankenship worked for Avila Farms in 
Powell Butte. 

He was a past member of FFA, Oregon CattlemenÔ^└^┘s Association and past member 
and president of the Junior Hereford Association. 

Mr. Blankenship enjoyed hunting, fishing, target practice, riding quads, 
showing cattle, having fun and spending time with his younger brother. 

Survivors include his parents, Brenda Blankenship of Powell Butte and Scott 
Blankenship of Dayton; three brothers, Guy Wendt of Powell Butte and Ethon 
and Kyle Blankenship of Dayton; a stepsister, Ericka Wendt of San Diego; 
stepfather, J.R. Wendt of Powell Butte; maternal grandparents, State Rep. 
Lynn and Barbara Lundquist of Powell Butte; paternal grandparents, Dale and 
Shirley Blankenship of White Salmon, Wash.; great-grandmother, Hermena 
Lundquist of Newberg; and great-grandfather, Eugene Hill of Spokane, Wash. 

He was preceded in death by an uncle. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Seth Blankenship FFA 
Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Community First Bank. 

Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.