Billie Fay Brewer died peacefully on February 7, 2021 carried to Heaven in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father.
Billie is survived by her sister Betty Baldwin; her 2 daughters Robin Budy and Kandi Horton; her 5 grandchildren Laurice Brewer, Joshua Budy, Whitney Asher, Alisha Budy and Jared Brewer and her 2 great grandchildren; Logan Budy and Dahlia Budy. She is predeceased by her husband John Brewer and son Daryl Brewer.
Billie was born in Kerr, AR on March 17, 1933 to Samuel and Geneva Bass. She graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1951. She moved to California in 1951 and was introduced to her future husband John by her Uncle Bill who worked with John at the Fort Motor Company. John and Billie were married on February 16, 1952 in Las Vegas, NV. Years later as they were driving through Las Vegas John made a point to drive by the wedding chapel where they got married. Unfortunately, Billie was fast asleep and when he woke her up to point it out she mumbled something like “um ok”.
Billie worked as an Administrative Assistant most of her life. She worked at places like Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Nazarene College, Asbestos Claims Facility and eventually retired from the University of Arizona. At her job at the U of A she loved helping the graduate students she supported and often was a surrogate grandmother to their children as many of the students weren’t native to the US and their families weren’t nearby when their children were born.
Billie loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed dancing, roller skating, traveling, classical music and playing games with her husband and friends. Billie was a faithful Christian who always reminded her children to “hide God’s word in your heart”. She participated in many church activities and in retirement loved to help with children’s bible quizzing. Billie loved to keep her home organized and clean, she kept receipts for every purchase and could easily find them in her file box if an item needed to be returned. She loved white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, Snickers and pecan pie. If given the option she would choose dessert first!
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 pm on February 19, 2021 at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene 500 W Calle Concordia Oro Valley, AZ 85704. In lieu of flowers her daughters would ask a tribute donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to further study dementia and other memory disorders.