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Billie Jean Balagia Obituary
Billie Jean Balagia Billie Jean Balagia, age 81, of Austin, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013. She was born in Brownwood, Texas on September 30, 1931. She graduated from New Braunfels High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She worked for the Austin Transit Company and also in Governor Allan Shivers' office. She was a charter member of St. Christopher Episcopal Church and was a member of the Altar Guild for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Stella Jackson; her daughter, Suzan Balagia Kaiser; and her sister, Nelda Jackson Rice. She is survived by her husband, Edward Balagia; son, Tofie Balagia and wife, June of San Antonio; grandchildren, Fred Kaiser, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kyle Kaiser of Estes Park, Colorado, Edward and Hannah Balagia of San Antonio; also, son-in-law, Fred Kaiser, Sr. of San Antonio; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at 10:45 a.m. at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park with Reverend John Walters of San Antonio to officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity or church of your choice. Condolences may be made at


Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 11, 2013
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