Blaine Helen Sullivan Rose, aged 65, of Reno NV, died on January 26th 2018 in Reno, after a prolonged illness. Blaine was born in Oakland, CA to Carley Lucille Sullivan and Willard Randall Sullivan, the first child of four. She was raised in Dos Palos, CA and Elko, NV, where she graduated salutatorian from Elko High School. Blaine won the Freshman Scholarship to attend the University of Nevada, Reno, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts. She was awarded the Herz Gold Medal for outstanding scholarship, which is awarded to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average. Blaine went on to obtain an M.B.A. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and became a certified public accountant. She worked for Senator Harry Reid, managing his Reno office and then later went on to work for the Department of Human Resources for the State of Nevada. Blaine retired to her homes in Lake Tahoe, CA and Bandon, Oregon, where she pursued many hobbies at which she excelled, including gardening, embroidery, interior design, cooking and baking. She was a passionate home renovator, and put Bob Villa to shame. Blaine was a fierce intellect and known for her prowess at Trivial Pursuit, an undefeated champion thanks to her extensive knowledge of sports (thank you Max Schmeling).
Blaine is much loved and will never be forgotten by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Willard Randall Sullivan and brother, Daniel Edward Sullivan. Her mother Carley L. Sullivan; sisters, Peggy Sullivan (David Hagen) and Valerie Mitchell (Roger); nieces, Dr. Kathryn Hagen, Carina Mitchell and Colleen Hagen; nephews, Brian Hagen and Cameron Mitchell; and grandnephew Luca Hagen Garcia survive her and are planning a memorial service to be held at a later date.