Venus V. Blake, 85, Moorhead passed away Wednesday, October 20 in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead.

Venus was born March 7, 1925 to William and Fanny Mae (Waind) Jeffery in Hannah, ND. She graduated from Hannah High School and then passed the teachers examination. She taught country school in rural Hannah, ND before attending Minot State.

One of Venus's main jobs was taking care of her family. She was very involved in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, PTA's, and anything that involved her children.

Venus married Jerald Blake in 1947 at the Presbyterian Church in Minot.

Venus prepared income taxes for many years. She was a licensed LPA. She mostly worked from home, but did work for Lyons and Lyons Tax Preparation. She served a lot of small businesses and farmers in Southeast North Dakota.

Venus was very involved with First Presbyterian Church in Fargo through various women's circles.

Venus collected rocks from various areas throughout North Dakota. Venus really enjoyed gardening.

Venus was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Doris (Dale) Liming, Minneapolis MN, brother-in-law, Donavon Blake, sisters-in-law, Ava Blake and Elaine Blake.

Venus is survived by her husband Jerald Blake, Moorhead MN, children, Jeffery (Kaye) Blake, Moorhead MN, Lesley (Tim) Sierad, Colebrook, NH, Roger Blake, Burlingame, CA, Stephen (Carole) Blake, Boulder, CO, sister, Frances Jeffery, Minot, ND, grandchildren, Courtney (Jana), Sandon, Leslie (Carli), Theodore, Jeremy (Meagan), Andrea (Gordon), Rachel, great-grandchildren, Micah, and Laylynn.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association.

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