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Rosemary (Billie) Hintzen Gieseke Lloyd

Rosemary was born February 18, 1919 in Madison, Wisconsin. — Until her death she resided at Mountain View Retirement Home in Ashland, — Oregon. She died of natural causes on January 13, 2005, while recovering — from a broken hip at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford. A memorial — service was conducted at Litwiller Simonsen by the Reverend Ann Bartlett — on Sunday

Her parents were Margaret V. Trask and William F. Hintzen, — moved to Sheridan, Oregon, where her sister Marian was born.

Billie attended school in Portland, graduating from Grant — H.S. in 1935. She continued her education at Saint Helens Hall Junior — College, now known as the Oregon Episcopal School, and majored in English — Literature/ Journalism. She graduated college at Washington State College, — Pullman, in 1941. In 1950, she returned to night school in Portland to — receive a Masters Degree in Education.

She married William Gieseke in 1942. They moved to Chicago, — Illinois, where Bill worked for Swift and Co. until his death in 1949. — She returned to Portland with two children to support and taught third — grade at Beaumont Elementary through 1953.

Her parents and sister Marian&

39;s family formed a close — knit family support group during those years.

In 1954 she married Prescott Rees Lloyd, a widower with — one son, Kemper P. Lloyd, and the family moved to Los Altos, CA. Prescott&

39;s — work as a food technologist took them to southern California in 1958-59. — Back in Los Altos in 1959, Billie survived breast cancer surgery at Stanford — Hospital.

They retired in Ashland, Oregon in 1971, and she traveled — with Pres, who worked for the Retired Executive Service Corps in Costa — Rica and Brazil. He died in 1995.

Billie began her volunteer work in the 1950&

39;s at — Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, CA and for her Children&

39;s Hospital — at Stanford El Camino Hospital in Mt. View, CA. She was in the women&

39;s — auxiliary at Rogue Valley Medical Center and worked for the Oregon Shakespeare — Festival in various capacities. She had strong ties with friends in the — Trinity Church Quilters Group and her book group.

She is survived by her sister, Marian Rathbun of Wilsonville, — OR. Her son Ted Lloyd, lives in Seattle, WA. Her daughter, Sally Lloyd — Dwelley and her husband Chuck live in Fortuna, CA. Her son Kemper Lloyd, — lives in Walnut Creek, CA.

Her surviving grandchildren are: Kendra Dwelley Guimaraes — and her husband Andre&

39; of Lake Tahoe, CA; Matthew M. Dwelley and his — wife Paola of Colombia, S.A.; Lindsey Dwelley of Los Angeles, CA and Bree — Baxter of Matsumoto, Japan.

The memory of her strength, dedication and spirit continue — to sustain her friends and family. Donations in her memory can be made — to Trinity Church in Ashland, Rogue Valley Medical Center of Medford, — or the charity of your choice.