Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Grandma



Billie Santee (December 6, 1925 - September 22, 2008)

Billie Agnes Stephens Neuteboom Santee passed away peacefully Monday evening, September 22, 2008 with her children by her side. Anxiously awaiting to be with her again was her daughter Boody who passed away just seven months before her.

She was born December 6, 1925 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a daughter to Lyle and Ina Peterson Stephens.
Billie married George Neuteboom in 1944. They had two children; Billie G. and Lyle. They later divorced.
Billie married James (Jim) Howard Santee in March of 1965 in Wendover, Nevada. They had one daughter, Jill. Jim passed away August 15, 1978. They were later sealed in the Ogden LDS Temple.
Billie worked as a telegrapher for the railroad, at Hopkin’s CafĂ© and as a dispatcher. Grandma had a special love for taking care of her grandchildren. She was the original hostess of the family Christmas Eve party. None of us will forget the Christmas Eve fireworks in the snow covered front yard, and the many years of Christmas sleepovers. Her grandchildren have fond memories of the sound of talk radio coming from the kitchen, passing the family birthday card back and forth, the hush puppy shoe boxes, playing on Grandma’s organ, naps with Grandma in her chair and picnics in the living room.
In spite of her physical limitations and struggles, our mother endured and progressed through her life with great strength and independence. She was a true example to everyone who knew her. We will never forget her courage to face every obstacle she had with her no-quit attitude.
We thank her for all of the lessons that she has taught us.
Surviving are her daughter Jill (Boyd) Carrigan, son Lyle Neuteboom, son-in-law Bob Netz, her sister Betty (Jay) Pentz, 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her husband Jim, brothers Tom and Steve (Lyle) Stephens, daughter Billie Netz and grandson Travis Neuteboom.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Tammy Goodwin, Dawn Hamblin, Merle and Pat Smith, Frankie Stone and Shirley Carter, the staff at Wasatch Care Center (Kim, Julie and Amy) and Alpine Hospice for all their loving care, friendship and compassion to our mom and our family throughout the years. A special thank you to her son-in law Bob, for his compassionate care and dedication, and her treats each visit.
We love you and miss you Mom, you and Boody can now walk together again!
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the Walker Mortuary, 45 W 200 N, Morgan, Utah. No viewing will be held per Billie’s request. Friends and family may call at the mortuary one hour prior to services.
Interment, North Morgan Cemetery.

2 comments:

DTHH&B said...

Stacy and Fam.............
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I can only imagine the reunion on the other side!! Blessed Angels!

Love at this time
Trin

Laurie M said...

It's so hard to lose a grandparent, even when they have lived a long, full life and are ready to go. I hope you are doing ok.