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Robert Harvey Blashfield

July 2, 1945 - March 17, 2021

Robert Harvey Blashfield of Plano, Texas passed away March 17, 2021 at the age of 75.  He was born on July 2, 1945 to William Blashfield and Dolores (Kelley) Blashfield in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Robert served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in Japan.  He married Vicky Boswell on November 8, 1969 in Oklahoma City.  Robert worked for over 50 years as a Medical Records Coder at various hospitals in Oklahoma City but spent most of his career at Saint Anthony Hospital.

Robert was an avid gardener. He loved to putter in soil, potting indoor and outdoor plants year-round. His favorite season was Spring which he considered his “Superbowl” for planting.  Robert’s love of color could be seen in all of the unique paintings, sculptures and pottery that he collected. He loved to recreate his home with new paintings and artwork from artists all over the world. You would never visit the same home twice with his ever-changing collection.

Robert was a devout grandfather and doted on all of his five grandchildren constantly. His face would light up every time one came to visit, and he couldn’t wait to show all his new “collections.” He routinely hung artwork around his home from all his grandchildren throughout the years and proudly showed them off to visitors. What he loved most was chasing after them when they were children and playing “This Little Piggy Went to The Market” on each of their toes. Robert will be missed dearly by family and has left them with so many good memories of love and devotion.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Vicky Blashfield of Plano, Texas; daughters, Jennifer Almasri and husband, Mousa of Plano, Texas and Kristen Schnelle and husband, Seth of Plano, Texas; five grandchildren, Sarah Khan, Sabah Khan, Yacoub Almasri, Taelyn Schnelle, and Kinley Schnelle, all of Plano, Texas; sisters, Margaret Burns and husband, Timothy of Ohio and Elizabeth O’Dette of Rhode Island, brother, Kelley Blashfield and wife, Sally of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, other loving family member, and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, William Blashfield, mother, Dolores Kelley Owens; sister, Vicki Owens; and brother, Matthew Owens.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the funeral service.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 22, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. At the request of the family, the attire to celebrate Robert’s life is casual.  The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Roberts’s obituary page by clicking on the following link:  https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/robert-harvey-blashfield.  After the service, the recorded live steam will be available for viewing at the same link location.

Should the maximum number of guests be reached, those who would like to honor Robert and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

 

 

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I am saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was instrumental in my success of entering a second career, 7 months pregnant where I had the joy of meeting him as my Coding Supervisor at St. Anthony Hospital in 2001. I still think about him often and these thoughts always bring a smile to my face and appreciation for having worked closely with him for 9 years. Bob and Vicky lived in Rancho Village for the majority of the time that we worked together. My Grandmother "Nana" lived a few blocks away from Bob's house and I always thought that was the neatest thing. My husband and I took a job transfer to New Orleans in 2010 and I had to give up my job at St. Anthony. I did not want to leave Bob and our great Coding team we had built, but sadly we did not have the electronic medical record yet and I had to resign. I truly missed having Bob as my understanding, patient and ever conscientious mentor and Supervisor. Bob will be greatly missed. May his memory and value system live on in his grandchildren that he dearly loved. Crystal Bourland, April 12, 2021 IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SERVICE AND A LOVING WAS TO SAY GOOD-BYE EARLA FRANKLIN, March 24, 2021 BOB AND I WORKED TOGETHER FOR MANY YEARS, AND HE WAS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE. EVERY TIME SOMEONE ASKED A QUESTION, I ALWAYS WAITED TO SEE WHAT BOB SAID BEFORE I PUT IN MY TWO CENTS! (I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO NOW. ) I ALWAYS ENJOYED BOB'S STORIES OF HIS FAMILY, YOU COULD JUST FEEL THE LOVE HE HAD AS HE TALKED. REST IN PEACE, BOB EARLA FRANKLIN, March 24, 2021 Rest in peace Bob. I think of you every time I water or repot one of the many plants that you've given me down through the years while working with you at St. Anthony and Presbyterian hospital in Oklahoma City. I've missed you since you moved away but I'll miss you even more now that you're gone to heaven. To the family, My sympathy and prayers go out to you. May you find peace during this trying time. Bob was a great man! Teryll Anderson, March 23, 2021 Bob was such a joy to work with and was always so helpful when needed. I want his family to know he was loved and will be truly missed by his co-workers. He was a gem!! He spoke highly of his family and could not wait to spend more time with his grandchildren. I pray his family finds peace and comfort in this very difficult time. Malissa Brown, March 22, 2021 I will truly miss Bob. My prayers are with the family. Frankie Andre, March 22, 2021 I am extremely sorry to hear about your loss. He will be definitely be missed. My deepest condolence. Caroline Vanegas, March 22, 2021 Bob, you will be missed, not just by your family, but by all you came in contact with. Dayna Christian, March 22, 2021 Bob was a great and knowledgeable man. I learned a lot from him when I worked at St Anthony. I’m so sorry for your loss. Shamra Hicks, March 22, 2021 Bob was a soft-spoken man with a twinkle in his eyes and a smile in his voice. It was amazing to watch his face light up when engaging with his family and grandchildren. He was patient and would listen with enthusiasm to the continuous stories extolled by the young, and young at heart. He had a genuine zest for life, which was exhibited in his need to constantly be on the move, working, or interacting on some level with those around him. He was a bright spot that will be genuinely missed, but never forgotten. Susan Schnelle, March 20, 2021