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Was Active in Numerous Community Affairs for 25 Years

Wednesday 12 Oct. 1938


Mrs. Blanche LaLonde Templin, one of this communityís most active and widely known women, passed away at St. Lukeís hospital Wednesday morning after a long and serious illness. The deceased, wife of William A. Templin, had been confined to her home, N7109 Altamont, for many weeks, but was removed to the hospital when her condition became more critical.

For over 20 years Mrs. Templin had served various organizations of Hillyard and Morgan Acres. She was an active member of Rogers P. T. A. for over six years, serving as recording secretary, treasurer, membership chairman and executive committee member. The deceased was president of the Scout Mothers for troop 51 for three years and her two boys received Eagle Scout ranking through her guidance. Seven years ago she was president of Arlington P. T. A.

Secretary of Water Board

Mrs. Templin was secretary of the North Spokane Irrigation district No. 8 and a member of the Menís club auxiliary of Morgan Acres and the Morgan Acres Demonstration club. She had also been active in affairs of the Christian church and a leader in the Lagoma club.

Mrs. Templin was born in Montague, Mich., and spent her girlhood there. She learned the typesetting trade at an early age and worked on several newspapers of the middle west. She met Mr. Templin in Montana in 1911 and they were married in Spokane in 1913.

Built Home Here

The Templins built their home in Morgan Acres and have resided there since their arrival. Her fondness for beauty has made their home a show place of the northeast district. When Mr. Templin took ill and gave up his barbershop in Hillyard, his wife nursed him back to health only to lose her own health.

Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Lex, a senior at W. S. C. and Neal, who attends Rogers; one sister in Michigan, a brother in Oregon and three brothers in Chicago. Funeral services are planned for Friday at Hazen and Jaegerís chapel.