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Yvonne Billo

April 30, 1922 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 99)

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Yvonne passed away peacefully on Nov 7, 2021 at the age of 99 yrs old.

Yvonne was born in Iowa to the late Daniel and Agnes Conley. She was one of five children, with three brothers and a sister. Yvonne became engaged to be married to her late husband Bill in 1942 while he was in the Airforce. Originally they were to be married in a Catholic Church ceremony in their hometown of Detroit, MI., however Bill's leave was cancelled due to WWII events at that time. Undeterred, Yvonne refused to postpone the wedding further and hopped on a train by herself at the young age of 22 and headed for Hobbs NM where Bill was stationed. When she arrived, they married in a small church on Aug 5, 1943.

Throughout Yvonne's life she and Bill traveled the world in the military which continued for 23 years until Bill retired and they settled in Concord, CA. In that time, she was a homemaker and mother of five children, many times traveling alone with all five children in tow around the world to Bill's various stationed destinations, including Trinidad, Japan, Germany and many others. Yvonne was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was the kindest, loving, sweetest angel here on earth to everyone and anyone with whom she crossed paths. She will be dearly missed by all those who were extremely fortunate to have been a part of her life. Yvonne and Bill were parishioners at St. Bonaventure's Catholic church since 1964 and lived at Diamond Terrace since 2011. 

Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Billo, daughter Mary Christine Brown, and grandchildren Riley Haeling, Brittany Armstrong and William Armstrong, as well as by two of her siblings.

She is survived by her children, Jim Billo (Kathy), Judy Urrutia (Carlos), Charles Billo (Paula) and Bonnie Brown (Mark), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

We would especially like to thank Flora and Paul for the amazing and loving care they gave to both Bill and Yvonne in their later years at Diamond Terrace. Flora promised Bill on the eve before his death that she would continue taking care of "Mom" until she joined him in heaven. Flora stayed loyal and true to her promise for 8 more years, to which there are no words to express our heartfelt appreciation. 

There was a private family Mass at St. Bonaventure's church officiated beautifully by Father David, who acknowledged their many years of dedication to the church and to each other. 

A private inurnment will be at a later date where she will be buried alongside her loving husband Bill at the Sacramento National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. 

 

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