Walking On -- Nicholas Alan Blanchette
Nicholas Alan Blanchette
July 26, 1994—March 5, 2019
On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Tribal member Nicholas Alan Blanchette, loving son and brother, passed away at the age of 24.
Nick was born on July 26, 1994, in Nederland, Texas. He entered the Marine Corps in 2012 and had plans of attaining an accounting degree.
Nick is fondly remembered for his dry wit and larger-than-life personality. He had a gift for making people laugh, and he drew them in with his life-of-the-party personality and his own infectious laugh. He had a gentle spirit and the biggest heart. Though he rarely asked for help, he would do anything for anyone, especially those closest to him.
He had a soft spot for kids and they loved him equally in return. It wasn’t uncommon to find him playing, even dancing, with his niece and nephew at family events. A true individual, Nick marched to his own beat. His interests were vast and included wrestling and jiu jitsu, and he was an avid reader.
He was a unique blend of fun-loving extrovert and independent drifter, of responsible hard worker and spontaneous cut-up. Nick was one of a kind, and though some could describe him as having a wandering heart, it was unwavering and steadfast for those he loved most.
Left to honor his memory are his father, Paul Blanchette; mother, Allison Broughton and her husband, Bill; brothers, Zachary Blanchette, Mitchell Broughton, and Billy Broughton and his wife, Shannon; sisters, Khrista Munger and her husband, Shawn, and Brittany Nikole Gibson; grandparents, Robert Blanchette and wife Earline, Sandy West and husband Melton, and Barbara Spoonemore and husband Barry; niece, Olivia Blanchette; nephews, Donovan Blanchette, Troy Broughton and Logan Broughton; and many other loving family members and friends.
A visitation was held Monday, March 11, at Parkway Life Church in Lumberton, Texas. A service to honor his life followed and a burial service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, Texas.