Eunice "E.B." Evelyn Hargett Blevins died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at her home in Marysvale, after bravely battling lung cancer. She was 80. Eunice was born October 26, 1938 to Edward William Hargett, Jr., and Thelma Sarah Boren Hargett Dall in Phoenix, AZ. Her family relocated to northcentral Arkansas in 1952.
She married Kenneth Roy Blevins on April 23, 1955 when they were 16 and 17, respectively. They traveled extensively for the next decade as Ken was employed by various pipeline companies across the country. The couple settled in Kingman, AZ in 1969 with their three young children. Eunice worked for a short time for Central Commercial Company in the bookkeeping department. She then took a position with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher and later as a first matron. She later transferred to Kingman Police Department where she served in various departments including darkroom/photography, detective, and patrol officer.
During that time, Eunice also served on the Fraternal Order of Police in various positions, on the Coast Guard Auxiliary, founded and was president of the Hualapai Valley Fire Ladies Auxiliary, and later became a volunteer firefighter for Hualapai Valley Fire Department. She was a certified arson investigator and attended bomb squad training with the FBI in Virginia. She served as a cadet advisor for the State Police Academy in Tucson, AZ. She completed a 150-mile bicycle ride from Las Vegas, NV, to LARe Havasu City, AZ, in the 1970s.
Following her retirement from Kingman Police Department, she ran for Cerbat Constable in Kingman and served as such until retiring. During her constable term in 1995 Eunice was instrumental in lobbying and obtaining legislation for retirement benefits for rural constables in Arizona.
Eunice and Ken were avid ATV riders and founded the Cerbat Ridge Runners ATV Club. They relocated to Marysvale, UT following her retirement as constable where they continued to enjoy ATV rides and jamborees for many years. Eunice was an avid hunter and photographer, and enjoyed deep-sea fishing, gardening, and canning. Eunice and Ken were members of the Marysvale Baptist Church. She donated her body to the University of Utah School of Medicine for medical study and research.
Eunice is survived by children: Sarah Ann Denton, Calico Rock, AR; Henry Dee Blevins, Marysvale; and Pamela Sue Wanner, Kingman, AZ; ex-sons-in-law: Tom Denton, Midway, AR; Matthew Wanner, Kingman, AZ; grandson Adrian (Holly) Denton, Fayetteville, AR; granddaughters: Brittney Wanner, Bradlee Wanner, and Brandi Boydstun, all of Kingman, AZ; great-grandchildren: Laila Willden, Lexie and Logan Turner, Emery and Coy Denton, and Matthew Ray Donahue Boydstun; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Eunice was preceded in death by her beloved husband Kenneth in 2015. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father; siblings: Gary Ronald Hargett, Mitchell Norman Hargett, Odessa Joy Hargett Severn, Zoma Lee Hargett Hamling, Nona Olean Hargett Smith; and grandson, Wesley Ray Wanner.
Eunice lived a rich and full life and will be missed by her family and friends. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Marysvale Community Center, 215 N 100 W, Marysvale, UT 84750. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local women’s shelter in her name. Cards can be mailed to the family of Eunice Blevins, POB 268, Marysvale, UT 84750.
Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com