Hila Lavonia <I>Blakeley</I> Van Horn

Hila Lavonia Blakeley Van Horn

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 15 May 2009 (aged 91)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Plot Rows 6/133 - Roselawn Section
Memorial ID 37462507 · View Source
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Hila Levonia Blakeley Van Horn, age 91, died Friday May 15, 2009 in St. George, Utah. She was born November 25, 1917 in Los Angeles, California to John McClinton Blakeley and Vera Irene Cole. Her Father and Mother passed away in 1976 and in 1990, respectively. She had two brothers. The oldest died at child birth and her younger brother, John McClinton Blakeley, Jr. (Clint) died in 1968. As a teenager Hila was raised in Yucaipa, CA, which is near Redlands and San Bernardino, CA. She graduated from Redlands High School and attended one year at San Bernardino Community College.

She married Samuel Adair Van Horn, May 28, 1938 in Yucaipa and raised their children in Long Beach, California. Hila and Sam are the parents of three sons, Vance (Carolyn) who passed away in 1991, Bruce (Ann) Bountiful, UT and Wayne (Kathy) Payson, AZ. Hila is the Grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, with 2 more scheduled for this summer. Hila, Sam, Bruce and Wayne joined the LDS Church in 1960. Hila and Sam have been sealed for eternity in the Los Angeles Temple along with their sons. Hila and Sam retired to St. George in 1988 where they built a home in the community of Bloomington Hills. Hila was a great homemaker which is evident by her beautiful home. She loved all music, grew African Violets, was an expert at needle work, loved traveling around the USA with Sam in their travel trailer. Her first love was Family History where she has 19,833 ancestors and family linked in her pedigree and she is a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Hila will certainly be missed by all.


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  • Created by: Bruce Van Horn
  • Added: 24 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37462507
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hila Lavonia Blakeley Van Horn (25 Nov 1917–15 May 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37462507, citing Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Bruce Van Horn (contributor 47053908) .