Billie Varah Tipton, age 89, of Casper, WY, passed away at her home on Oct. 15.
Billie was born on May 27, 1933, in Hot Springs, South Dakota, to Ray and Bernice Varah. She graduated from Shoshoni High School in 1951. She took a secretary class in Omaha, Nebraska. She worked for the state of Wyoming Expanded Foods and Nutrition Program. She was involved in the County extension program and 4-H. She volunteered at Meals on Wheels as a driver and route coordinator for over 20 years. Her favorite activities were gardening, watching the birds and squirrels in the back yard, quilting, trading books with friends, her pets, and spoiling her grandkids. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where she enjoyed getting to know the people and working with them.
Billie is survived by sons David and Dan [Colleen] Tipton of Casper, daughter Laurie [David] Dermody of Williamsburg, IA, sister Nancy [Carol Lea Goyne] Varah of San Diego, CA, three grandsons Shaun [Leslie, and stepdaughter Karah] Tipton of Casper, Erik Tipton of Loveland, CO, Travis Dermody of Parnell, IA. One granddaughter Ashley [Dan] Hartmann of Sycamore, IL.
She has three great grandchildren, Oliver and Layla Hartmann of Sycamore, IL, and Danyelle Santistevin of Casper.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kaye Tipton, her parents Ray and Bernice Varah, Stepfather George Gano, and three older siblings.
Billie requested no funeral or memorial service. If you wish to make a donation her favorite organizations were Meals on Wheels, 1760 East 12th St., Casper, WY 82601, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 51 Primrose St., Casper, WY 82604, Casper Humane Society, 849 East E St., Casper WY 82601.
She valued her friends and family. She will be greatly missed. She was a loving and wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, sister, and friend.
Arrangements are under the care of Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave, Casper, WY 82601.