One of the first women elected to the Dallas City Council, Blessing served on the council from 1961 to 1965. On the day of the assassination, she was present at the Trade Mart luncheon. She vividly recalled a special meeting prior to the assassination when Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry informed the City Council that he could not effectively protect President Kennedy during his Dallas visit. Recorded January 26, 2007.
Ms. Blessing passed away on June 11, 2013.