Blanche Dinjar Jervey died Wednesday, September 5, with her family by her side. Born in Philly, PA, Blanche was raised in Atlanta, GA, graduated from North Fulton High School, married and moved to Marietta, GA where she will long be remembered. Her death was preceded by that of her parents, Stephen and Mary Dinjar, older brother Eugene Stephen Dinjar, younger brother Robert “Bob” Dinjar and her long-time, feline companion, Ophelia. Blanche is survived by her sister Dorian Breneman, 5 devoted daughters, Debbie and husband Allan Morris, Darrell Cross, Denny Miller, Anne and husband Tom Poland, and Patty Jervey and partner Heather Hale, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her beloved bridge club. Blanche was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and worked many years at the St. James Thrift Shop. Blanche was feisty, witty, and was passionate about animals and the environment. She loved her family and one of her greatest indulgences was spending Thanksgiving at Pawley’s Island, as long as there were enough oysters. She was an avid reader of all things fiction, and a card shark, specializing in Uno and bridge. Oft dramatic, she felt at home in the theatre and dreamt of living a life as a ballroom dancer. She was proud of her daughters, all of whom will miss her sweet smile dearly. A graveside memorial will be held on Monday, 9/10/12, 11:00 a.m. at Mt. View Cemetery in Marietta with a reception to follow at the Manning Villas Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, donations made to an animal shelter/rescue or a children’s dance troupe would be an appreciated way to celebrate her life.
The Staff and Board members of the Humane Society of Cobb County wish to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Blanche. Memorial donations have been gratefully received on behalf of homeless pets. Thank you for remembering her in this manner.