Winnie Charlene Blaylock, CRNA
Submitted by Hylda Nugent, CRNA, DNP
Winnie Charlene Blaylock, a nurse anesthetist, went to be with our Lord Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Bridgeport. Memorial service is 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport.
Winnie Charlene Volkman was born on December 8, 1941, to Kermit Russell Volkman and Winnie Blanche (West) Volkman in Littlefield, Texas. She graduated from Muleshoe High School. Charlene married William Lewis Blaylock on June 15, 1960, in Muleshoe, Texas and was married for 46 years. Charlene and Lewis had two sons, David Russell Blaylock and William Ottis Blaylock.
Charlene earned her degree in nursing and went on to earn a Master's degree from Texas Wesleyan University and became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). She came to Bridgeport in 1978. Charlene was a member of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Charlene practiced anesthesia in many locations over the years, but loved practicing most of all in the community in or around Bridgeport among her family and friends.
After living in Bridgeport, Charlene was host to many of the Bridgeport Bulls football boys and one was welcomed and decided to become a part of the family, John T. Blaylock.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 46 years, William Lewis Blaylock; and her sister, Janie Shipp. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Dr. David Russell Blaylock and wife Brenda of Decatur; William "Bill" Ottis Blaylock and wife Leisha of Chico; her blended son, John T. Blaylock and wife Cynthia of Harlingen; her grandchildren, Arin Blaylock, Brooklyn Blaylock, Joshua Blaylock and wife Whitney, Jessi Harbor and husband Joshua, Jacob Blaylock, John Ryan Blaylock, Zoey Blaylock; great-grandchildren, Logan Blaylock, and Elijha Blaylock; her sister, Wanda Pearlene Bray; her brother, Jerry Don Coulter; other family members and a host of friends.