May 27, 1924 – May 12, 2018
Lavine Blakeslee passed away May 12, 2018. She was born May 27, 1924 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Frank George, Senior and Alvina Hasse Engels. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Edward Blakeslee, her parents and her brother Frank George Engels, Jr. She is survived by her brother Eugene Engels; her daughter Julane Tolbert; her son David Blakeslee, and his wife Shirley. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Lavine was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend. She enjoyed a life-long love of playing bridge, which she played well into her nineties. Lavine was proud to be the daughter of a pioneering farm family in Nueces County. She was widely known for her delightful sense of humor, which she shared with everyone with whom she came in contact all the days of her long life. She never met a stranger. Lavine graduated from Texas A&I University and taught in elementary schools in the Corpus Christi area for 17 years. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in support of Alzheimer’s disease research, or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm with the Funeral Service to start at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
- Frank George Engels Sr., Father
- Alvina Hasse Engels, Mother
- Edward Blakeslee, Husband
- Frank George Engels Jr., Brother
- Eugene Engels, Brother
- Julane Tolbert, Daughter
- David Blakeslee (Shirley), Son
- Mrs. Blakeslee also leaves eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.
- Alzheimer's Disease Research
- Visitation Saturday, May 19, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 19, 2018
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May 18, 2018
David and I are sending our love and sympathy. We are going to really miss getting to see the family. We will cherish each and every memory that we have of Lavine. She was a very special lady.
May 18, 2018
Julane and David, I'm remembering good times as neighbors, room mothers, bridge partners. Lavine was always a good friend. I regret that I can't be at her funeral. With love and sympathy, Martha Tiller