Annette Tumlinson Blakeway

Annette Tumlinson Blakeway

Charter Member Number 158

Ancestor:  Elizabeth Tumlinson


Jan 9, 1924 - March 14, 2017



Annette Tumlinson Blakeway

Annette Tumlinson, age 93 was called home to her Lord and Savior on March 14, 2017. Annette resided at the Forum at Lincoln Heights at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Blakeway and by her parents Alfred and Berta Tumlinson. She is survived by her son Wiley Blakeway and wife Judith; granddaughter Amy Blakeway and husband Daniele Santini and great grandsons, Alex and Max Blakeway Santini; sister, Betty Jo Pyron, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Annette graduated from Carrizo Springs High School, and attended Texas A&I College in Kingsville where she was a member of Betta Gamma Sorority. During World War II she worked for Brown and Root at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, then U.S. Department of War at the Eagle Pass Army Air Field and finally U.S. Dept., of Justice at the Crystal City Internment Camp. She married her husband of 52 years in Carrizo Springs, Texas in 1947.

She was very proud to be a sixth generation Texan- her family originally immigrated to Texas in 1821 with Stephen F. Austin. She enjoyed her family, friends, politics and Texas history. She and her husband spent many happy days at the family ranch in Catarina, Texas. She was a member of the Windcrest Baptist Church, Descendants of Austin's Old Three Hundred, Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Former Texas Rangers Association, Retired Border Patrol Officers Association and Burleson Family Association.

The family extends deep gratitude for the outstanding care provided by Myna DeLeon, Valerie Alaniz, Lupe Garza, Mary Dibrell, Rocio Cavazos, Henrietta Renaud of A.A. Care Services as well as her long time attendant and friend Connie Garcia. Special thanks to Dr. Kevin Comfort and his staff.

Her life will be remembered at a Memorial Service at the Sunset Memorial Funeral Home at 12:00 PM on Monday, March 20, 2017. Visitation will be at 11:00am on Monday, March 20, 2017. Donations can be given to Windcrest Baptist Church (8101 Eaglecrest Blvd. San Antonio, TX. 78239) or the charity of your choice .

Published in Express-News on Mar. 19, 2017