In Memory Of Billie Hale


Billie Hale passed away on January 5, 2020. She was 85. I had known Billie since I was in 1st grade (1972) and she quickly became like a second mother to me. She was truly one of a kind, and will never be forgotten.

Here are some words I gave at her memorial service, followed by links to two memorial videos I made for her service, and some pictures of Billie.

I first met Billie when I was six years old, and I adored her from the start. She was gregarious and funny, and also warm and motherly too. And she soon became a beloved member of my extended family.

People with big, fun-loving personalities are gifts to the world. They provide us with memories of what really matters - namely, kindness and laughter. So I'd like to share a few things Billie did that made me, and probably you, just plain feel good.
Over the years I've heard countless people reminisce about the kind and humorous things Billie Hale did. They smile, and fondly remember it like it all happened yesterday. That's her gift to us.

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