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Jean Blair, during the April 2016 Woodlake High Foundation Dinner, which paid tribute to WHS’s oldest living graduates. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Jean Blair: 1923 ~ 2017


Clara Jean Blair of Bakersfield died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was 94.
Jean was born January 8, 1923, in Elderwood, Calif., to Abe and Bertha Dinkins. She was raised on the family farm in Elderwood and graduated from Woodlake High School in 1940.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Abe and Bertha; her husbands, Charles and Norman; and her older sister, Wilma Hengst of Elderwood. 
Jean is survived by her children, Donald, Barbara, and James; her grandchildren, Shannon, Bryan, Brandon, Daniel, Christina, Steven, Adeline, and Samantha; and her six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, May 27, at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary in Bakersfield.