Billie Dutton passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Aspen Place Assisted Living in Westminster, CO at the age of 91years and five months.
Xava Willine “Billie” Dutton, was born in Burden, KS on September 24, 1920 to James William and Gladys Laura Lippert Dutton. Her family moved to Ponca City, OK when she was 18 months old. She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1938 and went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma in 1942.
Following her college graduation, Billie began her career working for the Michael Baker Engineering Firm in offices in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. In 1951, she moved to Denver, CO and was a draftsman for Union Oil. Shortly thereafter, she was employed by the U.S. Geological Survey as draftsman and illustrator and remained in that field until retirement in 1982.
Billie was an avid snow skier, a bicycling enthusiast, and an outstanding golfer. She loved hiking in the mountains and her greatest joy came from sharing those mountains with family and friends. Her love of travel led to many visits to Canada, Mexico and Europe. The numerous pieces of silver jewelry she made reflected only one of her many artistic talents. She will be remembered by her family and many friends for her giving spirit, caring heart and ever present sense of humor.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Gladys Dutton, her sister E. Dee Barrington and her brother-in-law, John S. Barrington.
She is survived by her neice, Sara Dee Westerheide and husband, Chuck of Stillwater, OK, her nephew J. Christopher Barrington of Broomfield, CO, her great nephews John A. Westerheide and wife Shanell of Houston, TX and C. Patrick Westerheide of Norman, OK and her great-neice Gretta Dee Barrington of Broomfield, CO.
A memorial service will be held at Covenant Village in Westminster, CO at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2012. A memorial service will also be held in Ponca City, OK on March 31, 2012.
Memorial Contributions in Billie’s name may be made to the Benevolent Care Fund of Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow Street, Westminster, CO 80023. Arrangements are under the care of Rundus Funeral Home, Broomfield, CO.
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