Billie EveretteOctober 16, 1928 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 88)
Billie D Everette, 88, died April 26, 2017 in Yountville, CA at the home of her daughter. She was born October 16, 1928 in Brady, Texas the second child of George Davis Ake and Bessie Hester Ake. In 1947 she married the love of her life, an Army Air Corp Lieutenant, John B. Everette, and spent the following 28 years as the consummate military wife, participating in everything from hospital volunteer as a “Grey Lady” to President of the Officers Wives Club. She could pack a house in a day, and arrange a cocktail party for the same evening! She entertained dignitaries and danced with Presidents. During his long career in the military they resided in many states including Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, Washington, Florida, New Mexico, and Georgia. Following his retirement they lived in Birmingham, Al, and Clear Lake, TX, finally settling permanently in Walnut Creek, CA. It was there that she chose to put her many talents to use with a career in retail, spending many years selling home furnishings at the Laura Ashley store in Walnut Creek, CA.
Billie is survived by her only child, Jennifer DeBord Selmin and husband Lance of Yountville, CA, her siblings Joyce Galle, Betty Cotton, Charles Ake and many nieces and nephews, all of Texas. She is also survived by her step grandchildren, Douglas DeBord, Deborah DeBord Elliott and Samantha Selmin Mendoza.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col. John B. Everette, USAF, Retired, her parents and her brother George D. Ake, Jr.
She was laid to rest with her husband at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.
A very special thank you to Collabria Hospice for their kind and gentle care.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Collabria Hospice, Napa, CA or her favorite local charity, Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Walnut Creek, CA .