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Billie Louise Hemphill


Billie Louise Hemphill

April 21, 1956- Sept. 5, 2010

Billie Louise Hemphill, 54 of Eagle River, passed away on Sept. 5, 2010, in Santa Monica, Calif., due to complications of severe stroke. Billie was attended in death by her husband, two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and her sister Lorrie, who nursed her over several months.

She was born in Libby, Mo., on April 21, 1956, to William "Bill" Warren and Irma Jean Shiflett. The focus of Billie's life was her family and friends.

Billie is survived by her adoring husband, Clarke Hemphill; two sons and two daughters-in-laws, Ira and Bridgett of Upper Hut, New Zealand and Phillip and Kris of Anchorage; sisters, Janie McNair of Libby, Mo., and Lorrie Kier of Santa Monica.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Irma Shiflett, who died Aug. 3, 2010, and Dec. 30, 1989, respectively.

A memorial service will be held Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Eagle River Church of the Nazarene, 11050 Cross Drive, Eagle River.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.