Obituary Notices and Memorials


SAULSBERRY, Blanche Alice 88, of Lancaster, died Sept. 20, 2010, in Lancaster, California. Mrs. Saulsberry was born on November 9, 1921, in Independence, Missouri to Walter S. and Hazel M. Bray. She was raised in Missouri and married Orville Saulsberry in 1937. In 1945, Blanche, her husband and daughters Helen and Shirley moved to California where she could, when she wasnt working, grow roses and other flowers all year, which she did for most of the rest of her life. Roses were her favorite flowers and it was with joy that she worked in her flower beds, adding a special palm tree as an accent or a camelia for variety, while adding color with marigolds, petunias and dusty miller. In 1999, the first year she moved to Lancaster, her yard was chosen as the most beautiful in the Rancho Mirage Community. Her family, playing her Lowrey organ, learning how things worked, history, rooting for the L.A. Lakers, and being an armchair traveler where also very important to Blanche. Though she did not have a high school diploma, she worked her way up to become a supervisor of five departments at the Los Angeles Times. One of her many accomplishments at the Los Angeles Times was originating the annual 'Christmas dinners for sick employees' program. Blanche is survived by her daughter Helen Mosbrooker, and son-in-law Michael Mosbrooker, of Oak Harbor, Washington; five grandchildren, John and Jeff Williams, of Rosamond, Susan Williams of Lancaster, Tammy Ferguson of Candler, North Carolina, and David Swanner of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; twelve great-grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Williams, Geoffrey and Aubrey Williams, Sami Williams, Joy-Marie Torma, Matthew and Ian Ferguson, Jessica and Erica Swanner, and Jeffrey and Jennifer Kaplan, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville, her daughter, Shirley sixteen brothers and four sisters. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, with a Celebration of Life Service at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, both at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster.

Previous Page

Home      Main      Second Front      Business      Classified      Sports      Daily Showcase      Valley Life

Annie's Mailbox | Letters | Obituaries | Opinion | Senior Scene | AV Lifestyle | Weather | William P. Warford | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Antelope Valley Press, Palmdale, California (661)273-2700 | All Content & Photography Rights Reserved | Website Designed By: AVWeb Designs