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Billie Louise "Weesie" Creek
Jan. 6, 1929-April 6, 2013
Billie Louise ""Weesie"" Creek, 84, of Ignacio, Colo. and Farmington, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed from her life on Saturday, April 6, 2013, to be with her heavenly father. Her husband, Leroy, was by her side. Billie passed peacefully at home. She was born Jan. 6, 1929 to Clarence R. and Winnie E. Brown in Stacy, Texas.
Later her family moved to Clovis, where she went to school and graduated from Clovis High School.
Weesie then went off to college; she attended, New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces and then went on to West Texas State Teachers College in Canyon, Texas where she was an art major.
Weesie then returned to the Clovis and Portales area at which time she was offered a job at Eastward Elementary School in Portales, teaching art classes, she was also in charge of the library.
Shortly thereafter she met the love of her life, Leroy William Creek on a blind date in October 1949; they married April 6, 1950 in Clovis and were married for 63 years.
After marrying Leroy she then decided to further her education so she attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Education, she graduated Aug. 3, 1956. She was proud that not only could she teach art, but also reading, writing and arithmetic.
Later Weesie and Leroy moved to Anthony, where she took a teaching job, then moved on to Fabens/El Paso, Texas where she continued her teaching career. She taught school for a total of 17 years.
Weesie was a believer in ""no child left behind."" She had a special place in her heart for all children.
Weesie was blessed with two precious daughters, Judith Ann and Kathryn Louise with whom she was so proud and they were the light of her world. Here favorite gifts were Leroy, Judith and Kathryn, not to mention her four granddaughters.
In 1970 Weesie and Leroy followed their dreams and moved to Ignacio, Colo. where they bought a ranch where they raised cattle and hay. Weesie enjoyed working in her garden and watching her flowers grow.
Weesie owned the Oxford Store from 1976 to 1980. Weesie enjoyed crafting items such as pine cone wreaths and trees and making dried flower arrangements from flowers that she grew in her garden. She also made corn husk angels where she was referred to as the ""Angel Lady,"" she was a part of many craft shows in the Four Corners area she was indeed an Angel.
On Feb. 28, 2013 Weesie and Leroy left their farm of 43 years to be closer to family, as Weesie needed more help in being cared for.
She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. as well as being a devoted Christian. Her love and belief in the Lord got her through every day. She handled life with such grace. Her tender smile could melt hearts. She won many a heart. There wasn't a person that didn't love Weesie. She most definitely was not selfish and had wisdom beyond belief. If you needed a prayer she had a hotline to God.
Weesie was a member of the Pine River Valley Baptist Church in Ignacio, Colo. She enjoyed attending Sunday morning worship service and making a dish for the church pot lucks, as well as being available for the church prayer chains.
Weesie enjoyed time spent with family, especially her four granddaughters. She enjoyed preparing meals for friends and family as well as the fellowship. Her one and only favorite movie was the Sound of Music.
Mrs. Creek was preceded in death by her father, Clarence R. Brown; mother, Winnie E. Moore; stepfather, Cherry Moore as well as her grandparents, aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her husband Leroy W. Creek of Farmington; daughter, Judith Christensen and husband Patrick, of Farmington; daughter, Kathryn Creek and husband, Robert Winkel, of Los Alamos; brother, Glen Brown and wife, Antoinette, of Tempe, Ariz.; stepsister, Brenda Morris and husband, Gwin, of Allen, Texas, as well as four granddaughters, Candace Reynolds and husband, RJ, of Deer Park, Texas; Summer Reddell and husband, Aaron, of McKinney, Texas, Lauren Hargraves and Jacqui' Hargraves, of Los Alamos; step-granddaughter, Briona Moore and husband, Jack, of Farmington; step-grandson, Fred Christensen, of Farmington; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her church family.
At this time her family would like to extend a special 'thank you' to those who cared for and loved Weesie during this difficult time, as well as Mercy Home Health and Hospice, Dixie Melton and staff: Basin Home Health and Hospice and the doctors involved in her care.
For all who knew and loved Weesie, she will be deeply missed. God called his Angel home. How lucky heaven is.
""Hearts and doorways open wide, love all around and peace inside.""
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service for Weesie will be 2 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at Pine River Valley Baptist Church, 11942 Highway 172 in Ignacio, Colo.
Inurnment will follow at a later date in Pine River Cemetery, Colo. in Bayfield, Colo.
Honorary pallbearers are Jerry McCaw, Delbert Kennedy, Cookie Hoselton, Janet Reinhardt, Dixie Melton and Patrick Christensen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 629, Portales, NM 88130 or Basin Home Health and Hospice, 200 N. Orchard Ave., Farmington, NM 87401.
Weesie's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-368-4607.
Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com
Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
103 East Ute Street Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Apr. 7 to Apr. 23, 2013