Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2013


            Alma McCreery Blair was born 7 February 1917[1] to Zina and Anna Miller McCreery in Ten Sleep, Washakie County, WY.  She joined her siblings: Laura, Glen, Elmer, Leo (twin to Leona who died at the age of 2 years) Clayton (Tuck) and Clinton (Quaker).  Later, more siblings were born:   Fern, Oren (Danny) and Myrtle.  The McCreery family had 11 children.  She was listed on the census records at the place of her birth 1920, 1930 and 1940.  On the 10 of September 1943 (Billings Gazette record of 12 Sep 1943), she married Hayden (Pete) Blair of Worland, WY at the Yellowstone Courthouse in Billings.  They were married by the Justice of the Peace, Mr. I W Polly.  Pete was on furlough from the U.S. Army and the couple lived in Florida and Texas during his military service in the South Pacific.  The Blairs came back to Worland after WW II and Pete operated the Blair family ranch until 1958.  At that time, they moved to Ten Sleep where he worked on a local ranch. The Blairs bought the Big Horn Service Center in Ten Sleep which Pete managed until 1990.  The couple had 2 children:  Ann Blair Patek (Grant Patek) who gave them 3 g-children (Farrah, Garrett and Kurt Patik), and Gary Blair who preceded his mother in death (1986).  Alma McCreery Blair passed away in May of 1989.



Memories:  Alma McCreery Blair was tall and slim in stature.  Always impeccable in  her appearance.  Her daughter Ann Blair Patek was scholarly and a lot in appearance like her mother.  Alma was a private family person.  fb

[1] Social Security death record shows she was born in Feb 7, 1917 and died Jan 1989.