Edward Blank

Former Baker City resident, 1955-2017

Edward Alan “Ed” Blank, 62, of Pendleton, a former Baker City resident, died July 24, 2017, at Walla Walla, Washington, after a long illness.

His ashes will be placed at a later date.

Ed was born on May 16, 1955, at Baker to Norman and Leona Blank. He grew up in Baker, lived in La Grande for several years and then moved to Pendleton where he resided for the past 26 years.

Ed joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17, went to boot camp, but was unable to complete his tour because of severe asthma. Ed worked at a variety of jobs, which included fence building and ranching. He later went to work for the U.S. Forest Service.

Ed was a kind, thoughtful man. He enjoyed fishing, camping — especially huckleberry camp — and hunting and spending time in the mountains.

Survivors include his sisters, Diana Madsen of Pendleton, Paula Odahl of Haines and Teresa Rose of Pendleton; and several nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Ed.