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Madison Ashleigh Blankenship

April 5, 2001 – Feb. 7, 2022


February 17, 2022

Madison Ashleigh Blankenship obituary

Madison Ashleigh Blankenship - Hill passed away in her sleep in the early morning hours of Monday, February 7, 2022, at the young age of 20. Born April 5, 2001, in Colfax, Wash., to Amanda Beardslee and Phillip Blankenship, she came into this world a fighter and full of determination. In her short life she dealt with more than most will ever know.

She was blessed at a young age with a loving stepdad Kevin Hill and stepmom Amanda (Bell) Blankenship who loved her like their own from day one. What a true blessing to be loved by so many.

She grew up spending most of her years attending school in the Garfield-Palouse School District. She enjoyed band, robotics and FFA. She was a kind and caring friend to many. Her stubborn independence often preceded her, but she would open her door and do whatever she could to help others.

She was a wonderful, loving big sister to Brady and Cady Blankenship and Cauy, Harper and Kinsley Hill. They miss her tremendously and she is leaving a big void in their worlds.

She enjoyed spending her time drawing and selling her artwork as a freelance artist. She loved animals, the outdoors, camping and fishing with her family.

She was preceded in death by her step grandparents Fred & Kathy Bell.

She is survived by her parents Amanda & Kevin Hill, Phil & Amanda Blankenship, all of her siblings, maternal grandparents Trina (Dan Luvaas) Anderson and Alfred (Daralyn Tollbom) Beardslee, paternal grandparents Scott & Cathy Blankenship, step grandparents Brad and Debbie Hill, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who miss her dearly.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Palouse Federated Church in Palouse, Wash. Burial will follow at the Viola Cemetery, with a reception at the Viola Community Center. Family and friends are welcome to head directly to the Community Center and those attending the burial will join when they are done. A potluck style reception will be held.

Donations can be made to Seattle Children's Hospital https://www.seattlechildrens.org/giving/, A-BE-C https://www.bladderexstrophy.com/give/ or ATVP http://atvp.org/index.shtml in her memory.Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at http://www.kramercares.com


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