Ernestine Blake

Ernestine J. Blake

Wednesday, January 29th, 1947 - Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Ernestine J. Blake, 72 of Moody, Texas passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

A memorial service for Mrs. Blake will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 3 o’clock p.m. at Hewett-Arney Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Sanchez officiating. A reception and meal will follow at Sunset Ranch in Moody. Her burial will be on the family’s property at a later date and will be held with close family and friends.

Ernestine was born on January 29, 1947 in Huntington, West Virginia. She was raised by her grandparents Noah Smoot and Sandy Lou Smoot. She grew up in Chesapeake, Ohio where she later met and married Richard A. Blake Sr. Ernestine became a military wife for 20 years. At the end of her husband’s tour they were stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. Texas is where they decided to retire and have remained here for over 30 years.

Ernestine is survived by her husband Richard A. Blake Sr. Also surviving is her son Richard A. Blake Jr. and daughter Rochelle Lynn Blake Gauna as well as her son-in-law Raymond Gauna Jr. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Amanda Rooney, Tyler Blake, Angelica Gauna, Raymond Gauna III and Bryce Gauna. 2 great-grandchildren Zane and Paisley Gauna are also surviving.

Hewett-Arney Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
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    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 3:00pm
    Hewett-Arney Funeral Home
    14 W. Barton Ave
    TEMPLE, TX 76501
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Richard Blake

Posted at 10:39pm
Memories of Tina, where do you start when we have been married for 54 years this coming Jan ??? No, we were not High School sweethearts; 1st meet in Massillon, Ohio, 1965, eloped when I was drafted, U.S.Army, married in Greenwood, S.C. , 1966; honeymoon at Ft Gordon, GA!!! Next stationed in Germany for three years, son Richard Jr. born in Germany. Every three years we would be moving to a new home of which she was my rock to rely on when I went on field training exercises. She not only took care of the household but has even taken part-time jobs to suffice our income. She was the best at getting things organized...even me! Two tours in Germany, Colorado, GA and even Ohio where our daughter, Rochelle was born. Finally settled in Texas 1980.

Raymond Gauna

Posted at 01:47pm
I felt devastated the day my mother n law passed away; however it brings me comfort to know that she is in heaven. We had fun watching football games together. Going next door to have family dinners. Talking and playing cards or dice. She would bake my favorite dessert for my birthday. She made sure that we were okay even though we lived next door. I'm going to miss her very much. And she will always be in my heart.

Ricky Schubert

Posted at 08:27am
Please accept my condolences,
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Ninna Crathers

Posted at 12:48am
I first met 'My Tina' when she came to work at walmat with me. We became fast friends, I had also told her that Im not the kind of person to make friends quickly, boy was I wrong! Tina was a different type of person, she was loving, caring, tender hearted, quick witted, soooo much more! I always told her that she was my 1 true friend only because she sassy, brassy and oh so classy! She loved that part and told me that she loved my description of her. I will always be thankful that we met and became fast friends, I will never find another friend such as you ever again. I will miss you and love you always Ninna Nelson Crathers


Posted at 11:23pm
We miss you already. It's been very rough. Knowing that this is your favorite season doesn't make it any easier. 22 years ago you bought this family a Christmas town. You told me that you wanted me to have this so that when you died we would remember you every Christmas. I told you that we had a long way to go. Well that time is here. You were right as usual. Everytime we look at that town it reminds us of you. Each year you would add another piece. Each year it would grow. This was just one of the many things you did for this family. We miss you it's been rough.

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