Lillian D. Blakeslee, 94, homemaker, club member

January 22, 2004

Lillian D. Blakeslee, a homemaker and longtime Towson resident, died of respiratory failure Jan. 15 at the Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville. She was 94.

Born Lillian Davis in Baltimore, she graduated in 1927 from Eastern High School. She briefly worked as a legal secretary before her 1933 marriage to George Walton Blakeslee Sr., a co-founder of Blakeslee-Lane, the Baltimore commercial photography firm. He died in 1999.

Mrs. Blakeslee was a member of the Women's Civic League and Three Arts Club of Homeland.

She liked making hooked rugs and enjoyed cooking and entertaining. She shared an interest in powerboating with her husband and was a member of the Maryland Yacht Club and Temple Yacht Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Oak Crest Village, 8800 Walther Blvd.

Mrs. Blakeslee is survived by her son, George Walton Blakeslee Jr. of Timonium; a daughter, Carol B. Mistler of Oak Hill, Va.; and two grandsons.

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