Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 15, 2012
Billie Faye Gillette

Obit Billie GilletteBillie Faye Gillette (Pogue) returned to the arms of her Heavenly Father on Nov. 13 after a tireless fight with cancer. She is survived by Zachary Gillette (son), Breanna Gillette (daughter-in-law), Adam Gillette (son), Mindi Gillette (daughter-in-law), Dominic Gillette (grandson), Lucinda Carter (daughter), Lamont Carter (son-in-law), Nicholas Dutson (grandson), Andrew Dutson (grandson), Joann Wetzel (sister), Bob Wetzel (brother-in-law), Lucille Beecher (sister) and June White (sister). She was preceded in death by her father Roy D. Pogue, her mother Elma Pogue and her brother Robert Pogue. She was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Tooele and lived her life there, where she had many dear friends and was loved by all who knew her. For many years, she worked for Beehive Clothing as well as taught the primary children in her ward. Ever attuned to her co-workers and church family, she devoted countless hours over the years to making special birthday poster boards and special occasion treats to share with them. She was always there to listen when an ear was needed, and to lend support when someone needed a shoulder. Even after the ravages of her illness forced her to leave the company she loved so dearly, her name tag remained at the top of her workstation, a visible symbol of how much her presence is missed by all. Although she is gone from this earth, her memories remain strong in the hearts of her family and all who knew her, and she lives on in a multitude of wonderful memories left behind. Her presence could be counted on at every family reunion, her unabashed enjoyment of dropping a few coins in a slot machine, her eagerness to hit up taco Tuesdays with her sister, her unrivaled collection of movies and photos, her tremendous excitement to catch a bargain at local yard sale on a warm summer Saturday, and her love of musical instruments are just a few of the many ways she so truly enjoyed every moment of what life put before her. Always remembered will be the family dinners with her children and grandchildren, her amazing, lyrically beautiful singing voice wrapping itself around those special times like the softest velvet. She never said no to a trip to Missouri or Chicago, embracing chances to see family and take a plane trip, both experiences she so dearly loved. Her love of life and of those who shared it with her linger as sweetly as the wonderful music she could coax from a piano or her guitar, and all the beauty and grace she so admired in Princess Diana and the royal family as she epitomized in her final days on earth. She leaves a long trail of love, warmth, genuine smiles, heart-filled laughter, and family and friends whose own lives are blessed by having been a part of her journey. Services will be held on Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Tate Mortuary located at 110 S. Main St., Tooele. Visitation Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again Tuesday 9 to 10:30 a.m., also at Tate Mortuary. She will be laid to rest in Tooele City Cemetery, 361 S. 100 East.

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