Wilmot “Billie” Jane Patton Swan left this earthly world to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 in Azle.
A Memorial Service will be conducted for the celebration of Billie’s life at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Azle, TX 76020, 817-444-3323. The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. on August 31, 2013, with Dr. Scott Youngblood officiating. A full reception will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Azle, attention Swan Memorial Fund, 200 Church Street, Azle, TX 76020 and/or Solaris Hospice of Decatur, 2250 S FM 51, Suite 400, Decatur, TX, 76234 (940-627-1011).
Billie was born on August 16, 1919 in Waynesburg, PA and resided there until marrying Curtis E “Gene” Swan, August 10, 1941.
She was an accomplished china painter/artist, a volunteer for Breast Cancer victims and many other needs, and was active as an officer’s wife while the family served in the USAF with many foreign and domestic assignments. She was always giving of herself, time, and her love.
She was committed to her church, wherever they were stationed or resided. She and her husband finally settled in San Antonio, TX when her husband retired from the USAF in 1960. Gene served his country for over 40 years. Billie moved to Wimberley, TX to be near her daughter, Bonnie, from 2005 to 2010 and then moved to be nearer to her son, Patrick, and his family in 2010.
Billie is pre-deceased by her husband, Gene, and son, Curtis “Curt” E. Swan, II.
Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie L. Wilson of Austin; daughter-in-law Kathy Swan of Cheyenne, WY; son, Patrick Alexander Swan of Azle and wife Susan; four grandchildren (ranging in age from 47 years to 18 years old); eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The Azle News,
Aug. 28, 2013 Edition