Billie M. Mitchell

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Former Routt County resident Billie M. Mitchell died Aug. 15, 2003, at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. She was 75.

Billie was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Fort Morgan to Harry and Elsie Allery. Billie married Ollis Mitchell in Delaware County, Okla., on Nov. 19, 1943.

The couple lived in Oregon for three years before moving to Denver, where Billie worked at a box factory. In 1948, they moved to Spavinaw, Okla., where she worked in a restaurant.

The couple next moved to Copper Spur in 1951 and then to Toponas in 1953. Billie worked in the cafeteria at the McCoy School.

They moved to Yampa in 1963 after the death of their son, Marvin.

Billie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Yampa for many years.

Billie and Ollis operated the Rail Road Hotel and Cafes in Phippsburg and Bond from 1965 to 1976, when they retired together. They moved to Salina, Okla., where Billie resided until the time of her death.

Billie loved the Lord. She taught ladies Sunday school class at Salina First Baptist Church for many years. She wrote poetry and crocheted and loved reading the Bible and talking about her savior. She loved her family and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Marvin Mitchell; two half-sisters, Lois Silvernail and Ruth Lane; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Harry Mitchell and wife Madelyn of Salina, Okla.; a daughter, Donna Sandoval and husband Mike of Kingsland, Ark.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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