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Blanche Wayboer, 85

Blanche Wayboer, 85

Blanche Wayboer, 85, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014, with her husband and son at her side.

A native of Newark, N.J., she was born to George W. Wade and Lillian A. Wade on 23 October 1928. She went through the Newark school system and graduated from Weequahic High School. She met her husband to be, Arthur (Whitey) Wayboer, when she was 12 and he was 13. They married 14 August 1948 and enjoyed 65 years of marriage. Thirty-five of those years were spent in Livingston, N.J., moving to Flat Rock upon retirement.

While living in Livingston, Blanche was active in a number of organizations. She was a member of the fundraising committee to build the St. Barnabas Medical Center, a Cub Scout den-mother and a member of the Little League Women's Auxiliary. She worked on the town's board of elections and was active with the Harrison School PTA, along with other local organizations.

Blanche was an active member of the Livingston Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school for 16 years, serving as financial secretary for many years, and serving as President of the United Presbyterian Women of Livingston.

When Art retired in 1989, they moved to Flat Rock, North Carolina. Blanche, an avid book reader, was involved in the Friends of the Library annual book sale and established the Hospice Thrift Store's book section. She volunteered at Four Season's Palliative and Hospice Care. Blanche was also very involved with "Toasty Toes," knitters of gloves, caps, and socks for our military personnel.

Blanche's faith was very important to her. She loved her church, the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville where she served as a Deacon and member of several committees. She was also a member of the First Congregational Church's Heyman Fellowship group. Blanche enjoyed the companionship of the many friends she made in her church, Toasty Toes, Heyman Fellowship and other activities.

Blanche and Art loved to travel. They visited all 50 states, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and South America.

Blanche is survived by her husband, Arthur, of Flat Rock and her son, Robert S., his wife Tamilyn, and two granddaughters, Kristina and Jennifer, all of Maine.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Trinity Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Mark Stanley will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the charity of your choice.

An online guest book and sympathy card are available at

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.