Hal and Tracey Blanton


Tracey and I moved here in August of 1981 to work in the business with Dad and Grandpa. We raised our four children here and couldn't imagine a finer place to have done so. We are now 'Nana' and 'Papa' to seven of the cutest grandchildren in existence. In her spare time, Tracey works tirelessly in our yard and keeps it looking spectacular. It is our continued pleasure to live in, and serve, this special community.

Director of Store Operations

Hobby: Playing in my backyard. Favorite food: Pork chops. Words I live by: To achieve excellence, you must care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.

Lylia Christiansen and Connie Hammond

Bakery / Deli Department Heads

Lylia: Here at Blanton's I work in the deli / bakery, as a cashier, and many other tasks. I love spending time with my husband and grandchildren. I also love riding our motorcycle, and Jeeping. I have been at Blanton's since 2004.

Connie: 1. I would rather be riding around in the hills than be at the mall. 2. Been with Blanton's Market for 10 years, and refuse to leave. 3. Have two children away from home, and three fur babies that refuse to leave.

Allison Perras

Floral / Produce Department Head

I grew up in a loving Christian family. I met the love of my life and married in 1989. My hubby retired and loved camping in the Packwood area, so we decided to move here in 2001. I had my heart set on getting a job at that little store we used to buy ice and firewood from, and my wish came true. I was hired on at Blanton's in 2003, and absolutely love it here. I now manage the produce / floral department, and find I love what I do a lot! From time to time I play my violin for local events. I have no favorite event at Blanton's - I love them all!

Steve Rowland

Meat Department Manager

I am 40 years old, and have lived in Packwood for 30 of those years. I finished White Pass High School in 1995. I have two girls. One is 15, and one is 18. Both live with their mom in Oregon. I have worked at Blanton's for a little over a year. I like my job. It's pretty simple. I go camping, I collect coins and rocks, I like to metal detect, astrology, and past planetary life. I watch TV a lot, and love music.

Coni Jaques

Point Of Sale Coordinator

Hi, I'm Coni, the point of sale coordinator. I have worked at Blanton's since 1997. My favorite week of the year is Labor Day week. There is just so much going on and we see people we only see during these weekends. My favorite event we host here at the store is Moonlight Madness. It's fun, and kind of silly. I have been married to Jeff for 26-1/2 years, though we have been together since we were 16. We have a daughter, Kaitlyn, and granddaughter Colette. Jeff is the fire chief for Randle Fire & EMS, so we spend a lot of our spare time with other families in the fire district and for Fire Association fundraisers. We love to get to the Oregon coast at least once a year with friends and family, and try to sneak in a few camping trips every year.