Larae Blankenship, 56, of Cedar Rapids, died on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at her home with her family by her side.
A private family gathering is planned for later next summer.
Larae was born on Nov. 15, 1962, in Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of Gary Patterson and Joan Gryp. She was a 1981 graduate of HLV High School in Victor.
Memorial contributions may be designated to the Larae Blankenship Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home at P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112
For more information please go to our www.smithfh.com.