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Lives Lived: Lezlie Blackwell

After a brief, unexpected illness, Lezlie Amber Blackwell passed away at Renown hospital in Reno, Nev., at 11:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12.

An Irish style wake will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at McGee’s Pub.

Ms. Blackwell was born March 6, 1958, in Redwood City to Dewayne and Velma Blackwell.



She worked as a route carrier for the Grass Valley area for more than 25 years. She was also a longtime employee of Video Library.

Her veracity for reading, movie-going and expertise for trivia was surpassed only by the generosity she exhibited to her friends, family and even for those she just met.




Ms. Blackwell was unique. She brought so much love, kindness and joy into many lives. Her daily demonstrations of charity and forgiveness were an example and inspiration.

She cared when no one else would, forgave when others wouldn’t, loved unconditionally, listened tirelessly and was always on the side of the underdog. Even when she didn’t agree with someone, she would still be there for them as a friend.

She is survived by her three brothers, Shane, Dark and Gentry Blackwell; half-sisters Maili and Nicolle; half-brother, Matthew; step-sister, Christy Bewson; step-brother, Jimmy Russell; numerous nieces and nephews, and both birth parents, Dewayne Blackwell and Velma Tataishi.

The Lezlie Blackwell Memorial Fund to assist with final arrangements has been set up at Bank of the West, 460 Brunswick Rd., Grass Valley or Bank of the West, 736 Taylorville Rd., Grass Valley. Please make donations payable to: Memorial Fund FBO, Lezlie Blackwell.


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