Wilma “Billie” Allerheiligen, 101, of Cody, passed away peacefully at the Powell Valley Care Center on May 23, 2019.
Billie was born in Hollenberg, Kan., on Nov. 17, 1917, to Fred and Nina Oswold. After graduating high school in 1936 she came to Powell to join her sweetheart Ray. They were married on Dec. 4, 1937. They enjoyed 64 years together.
Billie worked as secretary for Cody High School for 21 years and had many wonderful memories that she talked about after. Billie and Ray lived in the same house for 50 years with a perfect view of Heart Mountain.
At Powell Valley Healthcare where she spent her last days she also had a perfect view of Heart Mountain after said “I am so lucky.”
Billie loved her church family at Trinity Lutheran. Billie was a member of Hope Circle and the Quilters; she worked tirelessly for the church. After retirement Billie and Ray spent several years traveling to Arizona and spending time with Ray’s family. Billie was a great cook and wonderful homemaker who loved doing for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, two sisters and one brother.
She is survived by sister Maxine Heckman of Pennsylvania, sons Marvin (Georgia) of Cody, and Don (Judy) of Grand Junction, Colo., grandsons Ramm (Sheila) and Rodd (Jill) of Cody, Shane (Robin), Shad and granddaughter Rori (Scott) Charmichael, all of Grand Junction, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 3401 Sheridan Ave., in Billie’s name.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 Tuesday, May 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cody, with burial at Riverside Cemetery to follow.
An online guestbook is available at BallardFH.com.