Billie Marmalick, age 90, passed away peacefully Friday morning, November 08, 2019, at her home in Gladstone, with her family by her side.
Billie was born on August 25, 1929, in Gladstone, the daughter of the late William and Edythe (Pettit) Heslip. She was raised in Gladstone and was a 1947 graduate of Gladstone High School. On March 31, 1951, Billie was united in marriage to Anthony Marmalick and together the couple made their home, raised their family and spent many wonderful years together in Gladstone. Anthony preceded Billie in death on February 6, 1998.
Billie was employed at the Gladstone High School for 22 years. She served as the Teamsters Union Steward, for the secretaries and aides of Gladstone High, for an impressive 20 years of her 22-year career. Billie was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone for more than 70 years and was a member of the church choir for 50 years. Additionally, Billie was a longtime member of Friends of the Library and Bay Sages. She served on the Gladstone Recreation Board and later on the board for the Gladstone Condo Association. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Sons: William (Pauline) Marmalick and Tim (Julie) Marmalick
Daughters: Toni (Bill) Marchese and Jeanne (David) Wescott
Sisters: Patricia (Harland) Clark, Bette (Irving) DeRoeck and Jackie (Gary) Johnson
Grandchildren: Clayton (Wendi), Devon, Jessica (Robert), Jim (Tianna),
Erik(Maritza Hernandez), Michael, Jill (Aaron) and Jeff (Greta)
12 Great Grandchildren
Son in law: Jay (Jane) Robinson
Special Friends: Jane Leroux Evans, Bob Johnson and Charlie (Carole) Keene
Also surviving is Barb Harris of Gentle Hearts & Hands who became Billie’s dear friend and made her final months extraordinary. Additionally, Billie’s many nieces and nephew also survive.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edythe, her husband Anthony, son Jim and daughter Beth.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visiting hours at 5:00PM on Tuesday, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone, with Pastor Cathy Rafferty officiating. Luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Billie will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. Billie’s family would like to extend a warm hearted thank you to UPHS Hospice for their exceptional care and kindness. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.