Lawrence G. Blanchard, 81, of Hartsburg, Missouri passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Capital Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 10, 1938 in Eunice, Louisiana; a son of Theodore and Angele (Hebert) Blanchard. He was united in marriage to Josephine Gallegos on August 5, 1961 in Roswell, New Mexico.

Lawrence Blanchard

Lawrence served in the United States Air Force from 1956 until 1960. He was employed with the National Weather Service (NOAA) as a weather technician for 43 years until his retirement in 2003.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Josephine I. Blanchard; sons: Danny Karl Danielson (Kristin), Warren Blanchard (Teresa) and Martin Blanchard (Katie); daughter: Maria Lacy (Kyle); sisters: Alice Alleman, Jeannie Ballenger (Richard), Sister Mary Pius Blanchard, Margie Saucier (John), Joan Ardoin (Richard) and Joanna Loup (Paul); grandchildren: Keri, Joey, Sydney, Macklin, Thomas, Mia, Christina, Mary, Annie, John-Paul, Grace, Kyle Jr., Sarah, Jonathon, Hannah, Kristin, Julie and Ellie; and great-granddaughter: Abby. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Austin, Jerry and Vera Blanchard.

Funeral Services will be private for the family at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at