Jan. 10, 1930 – Oct. 28, 2015
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Barbara (Billie) McDaniel Alley a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, died at the age of 85 on Oct. 28, 2015. Billie was retired from the USDA-ARS after 26 years of service. She was also retired from the City of College Station, Texas. She loved her jobs and the MANY places it took her and all the lifetime friends she made along the way.
Billie is survived by two sisters: Bobbie (Miller) McIntyre of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Johnnie Ruth Hudson of Clinton, Mississippi. Six children: Laura Muehlbrad (EJ) of Burton, Texas; Kenneth Alley of Big Sky, Montana; Alisa Alley of San Diego, California; Vivian Alley of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; Barbara Montenegro (Joe) of Yuma, Arizona, and Celeste Alley of Bozeman, Montana. Six grandchildren: Anastacia, Brett, Celeste, Anna, Malina and Yvonne. Five great-grandchildren: Sebastian, Nathaniel, Colton, Lillyanna and Austin.
Billie was interred at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman, Montana, on Nov. 4, 2015.
A favorite quote from Ann Landers (column on success) read: "She has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has filled her niche and accomplished her task; who will leave the world better than she found it; who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best that she had..."
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 22, 2015