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Blanche Ames Haller Strauch

November 21, 1930 — April 18, 2024

Warner Robins

Blanche Ames Haller Strauch passed away on April 18, 2024. 

Blanche was born on November 21, 1930, in Warsaw, Virginia. She was the youngest of nine children of the late James Macon Saunders and Dora Alice Nash Saunders. 

Blanche lost her beloved husband, Robert Elmer Strauch, in 2011 and is survived by her four children: Sandra Freeman of Edgewater, MD; Lawrence Haller (Thais) of Cavetown, MD; William Haller (Susan) of Warner Robins, GA; and Patricia Davis of Virginia Beach, VA. She also has two children by marriage: RoAnn (Mike) Dwyer and Fred Strauch of Cookville, TN.

Blanche was blessed with a large family of 16 grandchildren: Stefany Sanders (Robert), Valiant Haller (Leah); Nina Vincent (Cory), Miguel Haller, Caridad Haller, Katherine Callahan (Kyle); Scott Haller (Ashleigh), Kelly Haas (Charles), Lesley Evans (Nick), Eric Davis (Karen), Andrea Shupe (Ray), and three grandchildren by marriage, Shannon Moore (Lane), Heather Dwyer-Clemente (Cristian), and Connor Strauch. She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Tia Wilson and John Haller.

Blanche treasured her 19 great-grandchildren: Warren Sanders, Russell Sanders, Miriam Haller, Veronica Haller, Isabella Vincent, Arden Callahan, Nataleigh Haller, Anna Leigh Haller, Emma Haas, Lucas Haas, Charles Orion Haas, Savannah Evans, Madison Davis, Kameron Shupe, Skylar Shupe, River Shupe, and her three great-grandchildren by marriage, Adian Moore, Adeleine Moore, and Halo Dwyer-Clemente.

Blanche's career was a testament to her dedication and service. She served as a civil servant in the Federal Government, leaving her mark at various institutions including Aeromedical Services at Andrews Air Force Base in MD; the 22nd NORAD Hq. Canadian Forces Base in North Bay Ontario, Canada; Office of the Inspector General, Air Force Logistics Command at Wright-Patterson AFB in OH; Selective Service System in Washington, D.C.; Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO; and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. She retired from the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.

Blanche's love for her family was a guiding light in her life. She was fiercely independent, an avid traveler, and spent time exploring the world. Her vibrant spirit shown through in her love of entertaining, decorating, gardening, cooking, and reading. Above all, she was a loving mother to her children, and her absence will be deeply felt by them. 

She was a member of the Centerville Seniors Club and the Widows Club here in Warner Robins.  

Blanche's final resting place will be alongside her beloved husband, Robert Strauch, at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart of Georgia Hospice in honor of Blanche Haller Strauch via the link below.  

A memorial gathering will be held Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. A memorial service will immediately follow at 4:00 PM in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home, 417 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins GA 31088. 


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