Sr. Henrice Billion, OP
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Sr. Henrice Billion, OP, 96, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, WI.
She was born 'Josephine Billion' on Nov 10, 1916 in Sioux Falls, SD, to Coralie (VanderGoore) and Alphonse Billion, the youngest of five 'Billion' children. She made her profession of vows to the Dominican Sisters on March 8, 1937, and faithfully served for 76 years. Her roles included school teacher, principal, librarian, and community volunteer. She ministered in IL, SD, CO, NE, IA, OK, WI, and CA. She taught at St. Joseph Cathedral School in 1979-80. Preceding her in death were her siblings: Sr. Alphonsine (Margaret) Billion, also a Dominican sister; Yvonne (Henry) Miller; Henry A. (Evelyn) Billion, Dominic Billion (infant). She is survived by many nieces and nephews from the Billion and Miller families, along with her Sinsinawa Dominican sisters. Her funeral Mass was celebrated at the Sinsinawa Dominican Mound in Sinsinawa, WI on June 19, and may be viewed on their website.
Published in The Argus Leader on July 7, 2013