Billie Bowen died Feb. 12, 2017, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 86.
Billie Rhoads was born in Delta May 9, 1930, to William and Louise (Buzzard) Rhoads. She attended schools and graduated from Del Norte County High School in Crescent City, Calif., in 1948.
She was known for her helpful spirit and quick wit. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crossword puzzles, gardening, playing cards, games and dancing.
She is survived by her husband, Victor of Cedaredge; children, Charlann (Tommy) Morris of Huntsviille, Texas, Julee Kirkpatrick of Austin and Susan Upton of Black Forest; grandchildren, Joseph (Amanda) Morris, Emily (Billy) Griffin, Beau (Kelley) Norris, Angela Kirkpatrick, Summer (Captain Cody) McBroom, Luke (Amanda) Wempe, Amy Elizabeth and Daniel Mark; several great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Bernice Upton.
She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Upton; and sister, Lorraine Crandall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.