Blanche Franklin Chilcote

Blanche Franklin Chilcote

January 27, 1926 - March 29, 2019
Aliso Viejo CA

Blanche Franklin Chilcote

January 27, 1926 - March 29, 2019
Aliso Viejo CA


Blanche Franklin Chilcote

January 27, 1926 – March 29, 2019


Blanche Chilcote, age 93, passed away peacefully in her home at The Covington in Aliso Viejo. She was born Blanche Elizabeth Franklin in Hardin, Montana. Blanche attended Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where she met her future husband, Wilbur B. Chilcote (Bill). Blanche and Bill lived briefly in Chicago then settled in Orange County, California. Here they raised their family and established their business – Calmont Wire and Cable. Bill and Blanche were active and supported Kiwanis International, Panamerican Institute, 4-H Youth Club, Ocean Institute and AOII. Bill passed away in 1998. Blanche is survived by her four children, Salvador (Garibay), Brad, Bette (Burke) and Bobbe (Monteleone), eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at The Covington, #3 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo, Ca. on April 27th at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ocean Institute, Alpha Omicron Pi or Panamerican Institute. Our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful caregivers and hospice nurses. Blanche’s family and friends will forever miss her beautiful smile, generous spirit and loving heart.



Panamerican Institute

Instituto Panmericano

P.O. Box 433872

San Ysidro, CA 92143



Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation

5390 Virginia Way

Brentwood, TN 37027


Ocean Institute

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive

Dana Point, CA 92629





Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: April 27, 2019 (3:00 PM)
  • Venue: The Covington
  • Location: 3 Pursuit Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Blanche Franklin Chilcote

  1. Mom,

    I count myself as among the luckiest children in the world. To have been adopted by you and Dad and grow in such a loving, caring, supportive environment is a gift from God through you. Our memories together and with family will always be treasured. Especially the annual visits and travels during my birthday since Dad passed in 1998. I remember vividly the summer when you met my new girlfriend, now my soul mate and wife, I asked what we would do for my birthday that year (2004). You said I didn’t need to spend time with you since I had Candy in my life. I thought for a bit, and then asked whether you would like to spend time with me at the Whitaker clinic. You replied you thought I wasn’t interested in that; and though I hadn’t been, it was worth it for the time with you. It turned out to be worth it for me as well. Since then, Candy and I have both enjoyed continuing the tradition for spending time with you during my birthday. Now, I celebrate my belief that you are reunited with Dad, your soul mate, and the child you never got to know in the presence of our Lord and Saviour.

    Until we meet again!


  2. Around this time was one of several where Mom was quick to “repair me” when I had “boo-boo”. On the morning of a day when I was supposed to perform at a piano recital later in the day, I was riding my bicycle, lost control, and created a somewhat significant gash in my lower leg. There wasn’t time to go to a doctor (urgent care didn’t exist then) to get stiches. But Mom, the practical nurse, know how to create a butterfly bandage that worked as well. That and some aspirin took care of me so I could perform at the recital.

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