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This week’s obituaries – July 12

Billie Mae Moore
September 2, 1931 -
June 18, 2017
Billie Mae Moore – Mae as she was known to many – passed away on June 18, 2017, from complications of endometrial cancer.
Billie Mae was born in Boise, Idaho on September 2, 1931 to Violet Eva Hills Moore and William Jennings Moore. She spent her early years at the Holcomb Guard station on the Boise National Forest where her father was the ranger. Her father bought land in Vale, Oregon where starting from nothing they built a ranch and moved into the house in 1939.
Billie Mae remembered that at 7 years old the sagebrush in Vale was as tall as she was. Here she developed her love of horses and the outdoors.
In the late 1950’s she moved . . .