In memory of two Titans Memorial benches dedicate d to Blake Asher, Carol Lilla

Lisa Ingebrand,

TCU Class of 2021 officers (left to right) Tara Larsen, Rachel Way, Rachel Rynda, and Jessica Dull led a small ceremony in the high school’s green space on Dec. 22, dedicating two memorial benches in honor of their late classmate Blake Asher and late teacher and coach, Carol Lilla. The benches were purchased using the graduated class’s remaining funds. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

An intimate, outdoor ceremony at Tri-City United High School marked the dedication of two memorial benches, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 22.

The benches, which are gifts from the Class of 2021, commemorate the lives of two Titans who passed aways in recent years.

One bench is dedicated to Blake Asher, a member of the TCU Class of 2021 who passed away at the age of 17, just a few months shy of graduation in a one-vehicle car accident on February 18, 2020. The words “In memory of Blake Asher, Class of 2021” appear on the front of the bench.

The other bench is in memory of long-time local educator and coach Carol Lilla, 68, who died unexpectedly of a medical emergency on September 20, 2019. The words “In memory of Ms. Carol Lilla, Teacher, Coach, 1950 - 2019” are inscribed at the top of the bench.

On the back of both benches are the words...

To see more on this story pick up the December 30, 2021 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 


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