Ilene M. Blake

August 31, 1932 - April 23, 2015 

Ilene M. Blake

August 31, 1932 - April 23, 2015 

Obituary for Ilene M. Blake

Ilene Mills Blake
Ilene Mills Blake of Ashburn, Virginia passed on Thursday April 23, 2015, at the age of
82, while under Hospice care. She was born on August 31, 1932, in Kegley, West
Virginia to Ile and Okley Mills.
She was predeceased by her husband Warren Porter Blake in 1997. She is survived by
her sons Ile Wayne Blake and wife Cathy and Edward Dean Blake and wife Laura all of
Sterling, Virginia; grandchildren Tanya, Wendi, Mendi, Katie and Samantha; greatgrandchildren
Kirsten, Marissa, Isabel, Elizabeth, Tayler, Brooklynn, Alyssa, Tays,
Kelley and Madison; her brothers John Wallace (JW) and wife Beverly, Billy and wife
Mable, Stanley and wife Martha, and her sister Shelva and husband John and numerous
nieces and nephews. Ilene was known to those who loved her as a loving wife, mother
and friend. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Ilene graduated from George Washington University and worked in the Arlington Library
system until taking a job with Fairfax County Government. She retired in 1989 from
Fairfax County Government where she was the Director of Management and Budget for
many years. She was the founder of Blake School and Childcare Center, Sterling, VA
and cofounder
of Clairmont School and Childcare Center, Montclair, VA. She was
included in Who’s Who of American Business Women. She was considered a creative
and innovative business woman by her peers.
Ilene had an adventurous and fearless spirit and she loved to travel with her family and to
spent time with them in her Ashburn and Lake Anna homes.
A viewing will be held at AdamsGreen
Funeral Home in Herndon, Virginia from 6:00
pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. In addition, a viewing from 11:00 am
until 12:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm , will be held on Thursday,
April 30, 2015 also at AdamsGreen.
Family will receive friends at the Loudoun Elks
Lodge in Sterling, Virginia immediately after the funeral service. Burial will take place
at the Reid Family Cemetery in Spanishburg, West Virginia May 16, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to The American
Cancer Society at www.cancer.org , the Parkinson Research Foundation at
www.parkinsonhope.com or to Loudoun Elks Lodge #2406 at www.elks2406.com of
which Mrs. Blake was a long time supporter.

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