Joann BLEVINS 1944-2012

Joann Blevins, 68, died October 11, 2012 at her home on Vashon, WA. She was born May 3, 1944 on Vashon where she also attended school. On May 1, 1964 Joann married John M. Blevins at the Burton Community Church. Over the years Joann worked for King County Sheriff’s Department, Pay N Save, and Sears. She lived for many years in West Seattle before returning to the Island.

Joann is survived by three sons, John (Kelly), Jeff and Joe (Lorie), and three grandchildren, Sarah, Kyle and Kevin, a sister, Laura Mae Wojciechowski, a brother, Lee Smith and extended family who were all very special to her. She was a loving aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and had special relationships with each of them. Joann was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Blevins, a sister, Betty Plancich and a brother, Greg Smith.

Joann will be remembered for her eternal selflessness. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor and heart-warming laugh. Joann enjoyed travel, camping and trips to the casino. She was a generous, giving, caring soul who made everyone feel special with her words of encouragement and her unconditional love.

A celebration of life was held at the Vashon Sportsmen’s Club October 20, 2012. Memorial donations are suggested to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.