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.
The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.