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In Memory of

Billie Ruth Sevier

May 17, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Obituary


Billie Ruth Sevier went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 14, 2017. She was born on May 17, 1927 in Rush, Arkansas to her parents, James and Maude Bundy.

As a teenager her family moved from Arkansas, stopping briefly for work in Arizona, and then settled in the Yakima Valley. During World War II she was introduced and smitten by a man in a Navy uniform. Her courtship was very brief as her husband to be, Bill Sevier, was on leave and returned to serve in the Pacific for the next...

Billie Ruth Sevier went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 14, 2017. She was born on May 17, 1927 in Rush, Arkansas to her parents, James and Maude Bundy.

As a teenager her family moved from Arkansas, stopping briefly for work in Arizona, and then settled in the Yakima Valley. During World War II she was introduced and smitten by a man in a Navy uniform. Her courtship was very brief as her husband to be, Bill Sevier, was on leave and returned to serve in the Pacific for the next two years. Upon his return to Yakima they were married on January 23, 1946. They began their family shortly after.

Mom was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed family gatherings, baking fresh breads and rolls, and her famous Southern style macaroni and cheese casserole with tomatoes. During the holidays everyone looked forward to her special candies, and her famous rum fruit cake. Mom spent many hours crocheting afghans for the family to enjoy for year to come.

Seasonally she worked for many years at Garretson's Warehouse packing apples. Mom enjoyed the many friends she made there.

She was a long time Nazarene and a member of Bethel Nazarene of Yakima. Mom and Dad developed a strong church family at Bethel.

Billie is survived by her three children, Bruce (Nancy) Sevier of Vancouver, WA, Bob (Diana) Sevier of Kennewick, WA, and Marcia (Tom) Wright of Yakima; grandchildren Jason (Sarah) Wright, Nicholas (Brianne) Wright, Greg Sevier, Matthew Sevier, Lisa Sevier, and nine great grandchildren. Billie was preceded was in death by her husband Bill Sevier, father Jim Bundy, and mother Maude Bundy, and brothers Jim Bundy, Dan Bundy, and Joe Bundy.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Roger and Paulette Moberly, for their wonderful friendship, and being the best neighbors, and the care you so generously gave Mom and Dad. And a special thank you to the staff at Summitview Health Care Center for the love and care given to our Mom and family during her time with you.

A graveside committal service will be held at Terrace Heights Memorial Park on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at Meyer Auditorium at Living Care Retirement Community at 2:30 p.m. To celebrate the life of Billie and share a memory visit www.keithandkeith.com.