Tina Blankenship, 49 year old beloved wife and mother of three, passed away suddenly on Sunday January 20, 2013. A California native, Tina raised her children in Novato with her husband Darrel before moving to rural Sonoma County in 2003. She spent many years working at Headlands Mortgage and Greenpoint Mortgage and was known as "the voice" of the company. Tina dedicated her life to caring for others in need. She was awarded the Caregiver of the Year award from HomeInstead, her previous employer. Her smile and laugh brightened the lives of many. She is survived by her husband Darrel, her three children: Louis, Michael, and Katrina, and her two grandchildren: Skyler and Sierra. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly. May she be at peace. Condolences and donations to help the family in their time of need will be graciously accepted, please address them to Katrina Blankenship at 840 W. Railroad Ave., Cotati, CA 94931.