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Billie E. Fahrner

April 13, 1945 ~ January 16, 2019 (age 73)

Billie's Mission in life was to make everyone she encountered have a more enjoyable day. She made her friend's problems a little less troublesome, and each of their successes a little more joyous. Her talents were many, as anyone receiving a gift for any occasion, soon realized. In addition to being a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Billie worked for many years at Clonlara School, a private school in Ann Arbor, Michigan as it's Financial director and Chief Bottlewasher. Name it, she did it. With a passion for travel Billie visited the Netherlands, England, Ireland and Bermuda. Being virtually inseparable she and her husband Norm traveled to every state in the Union with the exception of Hawaii which they planned to visit next year on their 25th wedding anniversary. After being married in Key West, Florida Billie and Norm spent the majority of their time living on or near the water. First at Cavanaugh Lake near Chelsea, Michigan then on a cruiser, and then on a houseboat in Fulton, Mississippi and finally in a cabin on Bluegill Lake near Harrison, Michigan. All of this and Billie never learned to swim. Billie is survived by her husband Norm, daughters Cyn, Heather, Marie, Jody, Cristy and Kate, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Carol, John, Mike, Terry, and Keith and so many wonderful friends, that it is impossible to name them all. She was preceded in death by her parents John And Betty Stratos, her brother George and her daughter Susan. Cremation has taken place and although there will be no Memorial Services the last chapter has not yet been completed. Billie cherished two Yorkie's named Lizzie and Ruby and a cat named Chix. When these members of the family went to animal heaven their remains were cremated. The two remaining members of the family, A Yorkie named Maggie and her husband Norm are still alive and kicking but eventually, they too will be cremated. Because of their love of the water it was decided that all of the cremains will be put in a blender by oldest daughter Marie and the resultant mixture will be deposited in a body of water somewhere in Michigan. Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Billie can do so by sending a contribution to Billie's favorite charity. Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, 92080 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070

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