Billie Marie Elder


Billie Marie Elder, passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 in Medford, Ore., surrounded by her grandchildren. She was born May 16, 1925, in Norman, Okla., to Harold Clifton Dugger and Alice Faye Matthews. Billie married Charlie Ritter on Nov. 5, 1942 and later gave birth to Charlotte May Ritter. Billie married her second husband, Dean Elder on Oct. 10, 1952. Dean and Billie opened their doors to Lolita Erevia at age two, and raised her as their own. Billie loved her job as a home health/hospice aid for Providence Hospital, retiring at the age of 72. Billie was an active member of Joy Christian Fellowship in Medford, Ore. No words can ever describe the love she provided for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her family at Joy Christian Fellowship. Thank you to the many people that helped show her love and made her feel so special. A big thank you to Debbie, of Edgewood homes, who not only provided the ultimate care, but also stood by our sides through this tough time. Thank you Renal Care Consultants for all your care.

Billie was preceded in death by: Her mother Alice Faye; father, Harold; husband, Dean; daughters, Charlotte and Lolita; and brother, Jack. Billie is survived by her grandchildren, Stephanie, Willy, and Krystal; great-grandchildren, Justyce and Charlotte; and sister, Ruth.

There will be a celebration of Billie's life at Joy Christian Fellowship Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.