Billie Jean Corso, 82, passed away on August 9, 2019 in Meridian, Idaho from complications following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
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Billie was born on June 6, 1937 in Hillsdale, Wyoming to Elvis and Maxine Pace (nee Lower). On September 15, 1956 she married her high school sweetheart, Bernard M. Corso. Together they had four children, Carolyn Ruth (Rodney) Kraft, Barbara Ann (Mike) Clegg, Janet Marie (Kraig) Howe, and Michael Eugene (Cathy) Corso.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her son. She is survived by her three daughters; sister, Ruth Reynolds; brother, Darwin Pace; eight grandchildren, Travis, Tonja, Shad, Tia, Taylor, Klista, Shyan, and Rachael; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Billie’s hobbies included ceramics, painting, crocheting, knitting, and reading. She also enjoyed traveling and took pride in the fact that she had been in all 50 states. She also toured Italy and other European countries. While in Italy, she was privileged to see the Pope. Billie was a devout Catholic and trusted that she would someday be reunited with her loved ones in heaven.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a Vigil for the Deceased to follow at 7:00 p.m.at the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral followed by an interment in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. A luncheon reception will follow at St. Mary’s.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a tax-deductible donation in Billie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to St. Mary’s Cathedral, 100 W. 21st St., Cheyenne, WY 82001.