Twila Fern Hinshaw

                                                   ┌── Elmer Elsworth Hinshaw
                                                   │    1861-1907 
                      ┌── Eldon Elsworth Hinshaw ──┤
                      │    1891-1991               │
                      │                            └── Ida Ruth Dingman
                      │                                 1867-1896 
Twila Fern Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1925               │                            ┌── N.A. Ingram
D: 2011               │                            │
                      └── Verna Emma Ingram ───────┤
                           1893-1996               │
                                                   └── Lillie Bogart
M: Robert Ira Blain

Twila Fern Hinshaw     [ID 07590] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 3 1925, Goldendale, Klitikat County, Washington.1,2,3,4  

She married Robert Ira Blain, 1945.4,5,6,7  Robert was born Apr 14 1924.8  


Jay O. Blain, born Jun 15 1946, Everett, Washington; died Nov 26 2006; married Kim --.
Paralee "Perry" Blain, born Feb 24 1951; married Howard L. Settles. 9
Pamela Blain, born Jul 1 1953; married -- Spears (email: ).

In 1999 Twila was residing in Oak Harbor, Washington.1  

Robert died Aug 3 2001.6,7,8  

In 2006 Twila was living in Lacey, Washington.6,7  

Twila Fern Hinshaw died Oct 17 2011, at her home, Olympia, Washington; buried Sunnyside Cemetery, Coupeville, Washington.4  

Twila's obituary was published in "The Herald" (Everett, Washington) on November 2, 2011:4

Twila F. Blain
Twila was born June 3, 1925 in Goldendale, Washington and died at home in Olympia, Washington on October 17, 2011, after spending the morning with her family.  

Twila was raised by her parents, Eldon and Verna Hinshaw, in White Salmon, Goldendale and later in Everett, WA, attending public schools there and graduating from Everett High School in 1943.  After high school Twila attended Washington State College where she met Robert Blain on a blind date.  They married in 1945 and moved to Whidbey Island on Halloween of 1952 with their two children, Jay and Perry.  One year later their third child, Pam, was born.  

Twila and Bob opened Pay Less Food Store in Oak Harbor, WA in the 50's.  

Twila loved golfing, bowling, boating and was an avid seamstress.  

Twila was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and son, Jay.  

She is survived by her daughters, Perry Settles of Graham, Washington and Pamela Spears of Olympia, Washington.  She also was a grandmother of 11 and a great-grandmother of nine.  

At Twila's request no formal services will be held at this time, however a graveside gathering will be held at 12 noon on November 9, 2011 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville, WA, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband and her son.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel where friends may go online at to sign a guest register and leave memories for the family.

(photo)Photo: Twila Fern Hinshaw with brother Duane and sister Barbara 10

(photo)Photo: Twila Fern Hinshaw 10

(photo)Photo: Twila Fern Hinshaw 4

Social Security information for Robert Ira Blain: 518-05-9570


  1. Contribution from Duane Eldon Hinshaw.
  2. 1930 census, North Ward, Enumclaw, King County, Washington; roll T626-2490, ED 276, page 5A, line #23, dwelling #92, family #92.
  3. 1940 census, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington; roll T627-4359, ED 31-71, page 3A, line #21, household #59.
  4. Obituary of Twila F. (Hinshaw) Blain; "The Herald", Nov 2 2011:
  5. Contribution from Pamela Blain Spears.
  6. Obituary of Jay O. Blain; "The Desert Sun", Dec 3 2006:
  7. Obituary of Jay O. Blain; "The Herald" (Everett, Washington), Dec 3 2006:
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  9. U.S. Public Records Index;
  10. Photo courtesy of Charles Barry Hinshaw.

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