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Alta Blanche Cantwell Bingham

Alta Blanche Cantwell Bingham

August 13, 1906 - February 08, 2003


Birthplace: Smithfield, Utah

Resided In: Smithfield Utah USA

Funeral Home: Nelson Funeral Home

Visitation: February 12, 2003

Service: February 13, 2003

Cemetery: Smithfield City Cemetery

Alta Blanche Cantwell Bingham, of Smithfield, passed away at the age of 96 at Sunshine Terrace in Logan on February 8, 2003 from health problems incident to age. She was born August 13, 1906, in Smithfield, a daughter of Mabel (Pilkington) and Stephen Cantwell.

On April 30, 1930, Blanche married Lawrence P. Bingham of Smithfield in the Logan LDS Temple. They lived and farmed happily in Amalga for 40 years. He passed away July 24, 1970. After his passing, Blanche moved to Smithfield to be closer to her family.

She has been active in the LDS church, teaching primary and young women. She has especially enjoyed working with the youth. Over the years, she has given many years of compassionate service.

She was a member of the Five Hundred Club - a group of women who played cards together for over 50 years and enjoyed life-long friendships.

Her interests included writing daily in her journal, making scrapbooks and making crocheted hangers. She has made crocheted hangers for many young couples in Cache Valley.

She has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and loved being a grandma. Her great grandchildren have nick-named her "Grandma Bubbles" for the soap bubbles she always had to blow and share when they came to visit.

She is survived by her brother, Lawrence and (Reta) Cantwell, a sister, Eva and (Henry) Haslam, of Smithfield; her daughter-in-law Margaret (Wells) Bingham, Logan; and a son, Nolan S. and (Carol) Bingham of Smithfield. Also her four grandchildren: Bradley and (Michelle) Bingham, Green Bay, WI; Stephen and (Melanee) Bingham, of Hyrum; Nancy and (Kirk) Gray, Tremonton; and Lori and (Brad) Greer of Smithfield. Her six great-grandchildren are April, Kathryn, Tyler, Brian, Braden and Taylee.

She is preceded in death by her hsuband, Lawrence P. Bingham, her parents, a sister, Naomi (Cantwell) Dowdle and two sons, Leon and Morris Bingham.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 13, 2003 in the Smithfield 1st and 2nd Ward Chapel, 175 South 100 West, with Bishop Steven Jenson conducting. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 85 South Main in Smithfield for a short viewing and also at the church on Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to services. Interment will be in the Smithfield City Cemetery.

Blanches' family would especially like to thank the Home Health people who came to her home and helped her for such a long time before she went to Sunshine Terrace; we would also like to thank Sunshine Terrace and Hospice for all the loving care they provided for Blanche before she passed. Condolences may be extended to the family online at


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