Billie Nadine Kohn was born September 17, 1919 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Billie was the older of two children born to Arthur and Myrtle Smith.
Billie and Bob married in Mt. Shasta in 1940, they moved to Oakland where Billie went to Heald's Business College. After graduating, she worked in Office Administration at Pepsi Bottle Company and at local Mt. Shasta offices. With Bob's work in the lumber industry they called many places home including: Doris, Mt. Shasta, Redding, Phoenix, Placerville, Cameron Park, Kona, HI and Providence, RI. They traveled throughout Mainland USA, Hawaii, Canada, Jamaica, Japan, China and England.
Billie and Bob moved back to Redding in 1989. Billie loved to visit with friends and family, travel, cook, garden, and sew. Her sweet smile and kind heart touched many throughout her life. She will be missed by many.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Myrtle Smith, husband Robert “Bob,” daughter Patricia, and brother Jimmy.
Billie is survived by three children, daughter, Bobbie of Mission Viejo, son Bill of Redding, son Mike of Elk Grover, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Family will hold private services to celebrate her life.