OBITUARY: BILLIE JO ASHLEY
August 15, 2012
Billie Jo Ashley, 90, of Gardnerville, NV passed away recently of Congestive Heart Failure. She was born Dec. 15, 1921 in Texas to Joe and Irene Oliver.
She was a long time resident of South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Billie Jo is survived by her daughter Patricia Sankey-Rodoni, Son in Law Don Rodoni, sisters Janice Monasco, Janette Howerton, Imogene Gant, Earnestine Harty, and grandchildren Jason Watts, Lance and Jenna.
She had many friends and was also a longtime resident of San Francisco, CA. She worked as a secretary for banks and a life insurance company. Her last employment was at Harrah’s in Stateline, NV.
She was also one of the first women in WWII who worked on a liberty ship as a “Rosie the Riveter” in Oregon.
She lived a good life and traveled and lived in the UK in the 60’s.
A private memorial service was held in Cypress Lawn, Colma, CA