A Snappy Obituary

Apr 13, 2012 | 0 comments

I love the attitude exuded in this obituary. Makes me want to have known this guy. Many thanks to Stephanie West Allen for alerting me to this wonderful obituary that appeared in yesterday’s Denver Post. If you like this obit, leave a nice message for his family through the Visit Guest Book link.

Michael “Flathead” Blanchard

Blanchard, Michael “Flathead”
1944 ~ 2012

A Celebration of the life of Michael “Flathead” Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 pm 8160 Rosemary St, Commerce City. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone’s courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors’ orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died.

Mike was born July 1944 in Colorado to Clyde and Ethel Blanchard. A community activist, he is noted for saving the Dr. Justina Ford house from demolition and defending those who could not defend themselves. He was a Republican delegate, life member of the NRA, founder and President of the Dead Cats MC. He loved music.

Mike was preceded in death by Clyde and Ethel Blanchard, survived by his beloved sons Mike and Chopper, former wife Jane Transue, brother Stephen Blanchard (Susan), Uncle Don and Aunt Cynthia Blanchard(his favorite); Uncle Dill and Aunt Dot, cousins and nephews, Baba Yaga can kiss his butt.

So many of his childhood friends that weren’t killed in Vietnam went on to become criminals, prostitutes and/or Democrats. He asks that you stop by and re-tell the stories he can no longer tell. As the Celebration will contain Adult material we respectfully ask that no children under 18 attend.

It turns out there’s quite a story behind this obituary, which has gone viral in cyberspace! Read this Denver Post story, by John Ingold, which appeared today:

Frank obituary for man who loved booze, women and Fords finds life in cyberspace

Blanchard died last year from colon cancer. The family chose to wait to hold a memorial service this year, near the one-year anniversary of his death.
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