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    January 20, 2017
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    Lynnwood, Washington 98036
    January 21, 2017
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    LaTrilla Fern  Blevins
    August 28, 1930
    Wieser, Idaho
    January 12, 2017
    Edmonds, Washington
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     LaTrilla Fern (Smeade) Blevins, “Tillie,” age 86, died on January 12, 2017 at Swedish Hospital, Edmonds, WA.  She was born on August 28, 1930 in Weiser, Idaho to Charles A. and Eva N. Smeade.  Tillie’s family moved to Edmonds when she was still quite young.

    Tillie graduated from Edmonds High School in 1948. While working as a bank teller in 1949, she met the love of her life, Merle Blevins.  They began their travels through life together in February 1951.  Those travels started with four months in Pullman, WA and seven years in Valley, VA as Merle got his career in education started. Tillie returned to Edmonds with Merle and three children in 1958.  She and Merle tailed the world visiting six continents, but always returned home to Edmonds.

    When the youngest child started high school, Tillie decided it was time for her to start college.  She graduated from the University of Washington in 1974 with a degree in education.  Tillie then taught art at Explorer Middle School in...


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