Funeral services will be held for Blanca Estella Harper, 66, formerly of Arapaho, at 11 a.m. Friday at the Clinton Church of Christ.
Blanca Estella Ramos was born Sept. 25, 1952, to Pedro and Maria Hinjosa in Weslaco, Texas, and she was raised by Juan Espinoza and Maria. They moved from town to town in Oklahoma until making Colony their home. When Colony and Corn consolidated she attended Washita Heights in Corn, where she graduated.
In 1970 she married Leon Harper. The couple moved to Weatherford and she worked at the fiberglass factory and as an aide at Southwestern Memorial Hospital. They then moved to Oklahoma City, where her husband started a career in law enforcement. They later returned to Clinton where he continued working in law enforcement.
Harper enrolled in nursing school at Burns Flat in 1976 and obtained her LPN license. Afterward she worked for C.B. Cunningham until he retired, and then for the dialysis unit approximately seven years, and then went into home health. She also worked for Action Associates as an interpreter and whatever else was needed of her.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her mother.
Survivors include two daughters, Christina Marie and husband Chad Wright of Vine Grove, Ky., and Amanda Michelle and husband Bob Flores of Wooster, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
The service will be officiated by Pat Peters and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Arapaho Cemetery.