City – Sally, 88, passed away in her home surrounded by
family. She was born in Orange, New Jersey on July 28, 1931
to Archibald and Elizabeth Housby. Sally received her
Bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University in Education.
Sally met Robert in the San Francisco Bay area where he was
a high school teacher and counselor. She married
Robert E. Blancke in Towaco, New Jersey on December 26,
1960. While raising their children in San Mateo, CA, Sally
became an elementary school teacher and also a principal.
She started the Westminster Day School and spent 41 years
working in education.
In 2008 Robert and Sally moved to Mill
City to join their daughters in Oregon after the girls
completed college. Sally had many hobbies to keep her busy
including sewing, playing the auto-harp and piano,
architectural designing and her favorite reading. She would
even read the dictionary for fun. Sally was a Sunday
school teacher, taught vacation bible school and led many
bible study groups with her husband in their home over the
In 1968 Bob and Sally bought property on Ten Mile
Lake, Lakeside OR. They cleared the land and together
they built a summer home that was finished in 1973.
Sally designed everything in the home and was even up on the
roof laying the tar paper and shingles with Robert.
They spent every summer there together with family.
Sally is preceded in death by her parents: Archibald and
Elizabeth Housby; by her son: Peter Blancke of San Mateo,
California; she is survived by her daughters: Elizabeth
(Todd) Reeser of Mill City; Aimee (Steve) Sazama of La Pine;
her brother Bill Housby of Milford, Pennsylvania; her
grandchildren; McKenzie Reeser of Salem; Lindsey and
Hunter Reeser of Mill City; Chloee (Deion) Mock of Tigard;
Sophia and Delaney Sazama of La Pine.
Services will be held
at a later date. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.